Maruti Eeco Cargo BS6 gets a cleaner engine than before along with new safety features which comply with the updated safety standards of the transport sector.
The Maruti Eeco Cargo CNG has now received an update in the form of a BS6-compliant engine. While the petrol variants are also offered as a passenger vehicle and have been upgraded to comply with the BS6 emission standards, the CNG ones are offered for commercial purpose and belong to the cargo loader segment only. The prices of the BS6 Maruti Eeco CNG have not been announced yet but are expected to be significantly more than those of the BS5 version.
The Maruti Eeco Cargo CNG has got a BS6 engine.
The Eeco is powered by a 1.2-litre petrol motor which can generate 72 HP against 98 Nm in Petrol and 62 HP against 85 Nm in CNG guise. These figures are the same as the BSIV unit. The transmission duties are undertaken by a 5-speed manual unit. The ARAI-certified fuel mileage of the BS6 Maruti Eeco CNG has not been revealed yet. However, like that of other passenger cars from Maruti Suzuki, it has possibly decreased a little bit for the BS6 version. The company claims that this is due to the fact that the claimed fuel efficiency has been calculated differently. We expect that the real fuel mileage of the BSIV and the BSVI versions will be practically the same.
The BS6 Maruti Eeco Cargo CNG is vailable in solid colours and three trims: Cargo petrol, Cargo CNG and Cargo CNG with AC. The BSVI version borrows all the features from the BSIV model. To be more specific, these features include reverse parking sensors, side reflectors, and seatbelt alerts. While driver airbags and ABS are available as standard on the passenger Eeco version, neither of them are offered in the cargo version since the safety regulations for the cargo vehigles do not require either of them.
Prices of the BS6 Eeco are expected to experience an increase by INR 15,000 over the BS4 version. It is worth a mention here that the Maruti Eeco, which is a derivative of the now-defunct Versa, has given its carmaker a strong presence in the LCV segment. Also, the Eeco has pretty successfully filled the void left behind by the highly successful Omni.