The Maruti Suzuki Versa is a multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) which was launched in the Indian market in year 2001. With ample space inside, the Versa model carries a seating capacity of 8 people. After selling its Omni MUV successfully, Maruti launched its Versa with the expectation of meeting the same success in the Indian market. The Versa is a practical car that has been developed to cater to all of the basic needs and requirements of the large Indian families.
The Versa is available in three variants including a standard five-seater version, DX1 8-seater and DX2 8-seater. All variants of the Versa come powered by the same 1.3L petrol engine. The Maruti Suzuki Versa has been one of the most preferred cars in its segment, offering high utility. Be it a large family or a small business owner, the Versa offers considerably high utility for a range of purposes.
The Versa further delivers a high fuel economy and has a very low carbon emission level. The car is equipped with a range of features including child proof locks, halogen lights, side and front impact beams, breakdown system and many more. However, the looks of the Versa are moderate and the company has fully concentrated on making it an economical car with maximum utility. However, at present the car has been discontinued by the company in the Indian market.Engine & Specifications of the Maruti Suzuki Versa
As mentioned, the Maruti Suzuki Versa model is powered by a 1.3L inline engine which is a 4-Stroke Cycle, all-Aluminum Water-Cooled SOHC engine. It uses the MPFI (multi point fuel injection) technology that not only makes the engine more cleaner but also reduces the fuel consumption considerably. The 1.3L engine of the car is capable of delivering a peak power of 82 bhp @ 6000 rpm along with a peak torque of 102 Nm @ 3000 rpm. The car is equipped with a manual transmission with 5-Forward, all-Synchromesh, 1-Reverse, gear system. While the front suspension system of the car is McPherson Strut with Torsion type Roll Control, the system used at rear is Coil Spring with three Link Rigid Axle and Isolated Trailing Arms.Performance of the Maruti Suzuki Versa
The Maruti Suzuki Versa is a smart performer on the Indian roads and can be utilized in a number of tasks. With 82bhp of power, it is capable of carrying a load of over 600 kg. The Versa delivers a fuel economy in the range of 10 to 13 kmpl and it is easy to drive in bumper to bumper traffic conditions.Exterior, Interior & Safety Features of the Maruti Suzuki Versa
Be it exterior or be it interior, the Versa model follows the same theme – low cost and high utility. The looks of the car are moderate at both fronts. The car is available in both five and 8 seater versions. The major safety features of the Versa model include child proof locks, halogen lights, side and front impact beams, breakdown system, etc.