The introductory prices of the well-received Maruti Suzuki Omni and Eeco will be increased by Rs 10,000 and Rs 5,000, respectively from now on.
The largest automotive company in India, Maruti Suzuki. has officially increased the prices of the Omni and Eeco in the Indian market by Rs 10,000 and Rs 5,000, respectively. The new prices came into effect on 10 January 2019. The reason for the price hike is the increased commodities prices as well as soaring foreign exchange rates. Post the recent increment in prices, the Omni has a selling price of Rs 2.82 Lakh while the Eeco stands at Rs 3.37 Lakh (all prices are ex-showroom).
Despite the fact that the Maruti Omni will be discontinued in coming time, it has undergone a price hike in 2019
Maruti Suzuki recorded 7,318 unit sales of the Omni last month, which results in year-on-year growth of 29 per cent. Meanwhile, the Eeco celebrated a 49% growth last month with a total sale of 8,532 units.
The Eeco will be priced at Rs 3.37 lakh (ex-showroom) in India
Powering the Maruti Omni is a 796 cc three-cylinder engine that generates 34 bhp of power at 5,000 rpm and 59 Nm of torque at 2,500 rpm. It comes mated to a 4-speed manual gearbox and has a fuel efficiency of 16.8 kmpl. The car is currently available in the market with 5-seater and 8-seater options.
The Eeco is powered by a 1.2-litre gasoline engine that churns out a maximum power of 73 bhp at 6,000 rpm and the peak torque of 101 Nm at 3,000 rpm. The motor sends its power output to the front wheels via a 5-speed manual transmission. As per the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), the Maruti Suzuki Eeco offers a mileage of 16.2 kmpl. It is offered at two seating configurations: 5-seater and 7-seater along with an optional CNG version.
As Maruti Suzuki has its plan to cease the production of BSIV engines ahead of the April 2020 deadline, we can look to see the upgraded version of the Omni and Eeco’s engines compliant to the new BSVI emission standards ruled out by the Indian government. Those tweaked generations will also come with more safety kits added such as dual airbags, anti-lock brake system, electronic brake-force distribution, seatbelt reminder and reverse parking sensors as standard in years to come.