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      Maruti Suzuki Omni has been discontinued.
      Below details of Maruti Suzuki Omni are as of time of discontinuation.

      Maruti Suzuki Omni

      Maruti Suzuki Omni

      Price icon

      Price

      ₹ 2.08 Lakh onwards
      Mileage icon

      Mileage

      10.9 to 14.96 kmpl
      Engine icon

      Engine

      796 cc
      Transmission icon

      Transmission

      Manual
      Fuel Type icon

      Fuel Type

      Petrol, LPG
      Seating Capacity icon

      Seating Capacity

      2 Seater, 5 Seater, 8 Seater

      About Maruti Suzuki Omni

      Summary

      Maruti Suzuki Omni, launched as Maruti Van in 1984, has received its first exterior and interior updates in 1998 and few minor changes in 2005. It’s one of the most popular Maruti Suzuki cars in India. The MUV (Multi Utility Vehicle) has outdated boxy design that doesn’t look good. It received new headlamps and front bumper. The door panels and side graphics are very simple. The interior is up-market than its predecessor, but doesn’t match standards of its rivals. The dashboard plastic quality is improved. The dual-tone upholstery with cushioning on inner wall and new steering wheel look good. The ambulance and Cargo variants get some additional features. The Omni is available with a 0.8-litre petrol and LPG fuel option. The petrol engine delivers a maximum power of 32.8bhp at 5000rpm, while yielding a peak torque of 57Nm at 2500rpm. It isn’t one of the most fuel efficient Maruti Suzuki cars in India, but a decent performer. The city drivability is impressive, but vehicles get unstable at high speeds.

      Further to this, read Maruti Suzuki Omni Road Test details by our expert.

      Exterior

      The Omni has outdated boxy design. Despite having a small wheelbase and turning radius, it makes a good urban taxi. It sports new headlamps, front bumper, revised door panel and side graphics. The MUV measures 3370mm in length, 1475mm in width and 1640mm in height with a wheelbase of 3675mm. It has a ground clearance of 165mm.

      Interior

      The conventional interior design is really outdated, though the company tried to refresh it by adding cup holders, dual-tone upholstery with cushioning on inner wall, lockable glove box, new steering wheel, booster-assisted front disc brakes, headrest for driver and front passenger.

      The ambulance trim gets some additional features such as box-type stretcher stand-cum-seat, ECG machine, 12-volt plug point for operating a suction machine, folding stretcher, rear seat (for two passengers) with backrest, siren, flasher light, medicine box and stand for oxygen cylinder and saline bottle. While, the Cargo model comes with a metal grille partition between the driver’s seat and cargo area and welded rear side windows. It has a left sliding door.

      Engine Transmission

      Maruti Suzuki Omni is available in petrol engine and a LPG fuel option. Powered by a 0.8-litre, 4-stroke cycle, 6 valves, in-line engine, it delivers a maximum power of 32.8bhp at 5000rpm with 57Nm of torque at 2500rpm. It has a displacement capacity of 796cc. Mated with a 4-speed manual gearbox, it returns a fuel economy of 10kmpl in regular city traffic and 14kmpl on highways. The LPG variant is equipped with a 796cc, 0.8-litre, 8-valves LPG engine that offers a peak power of 27bhp at 4500rpm. It delivers a mileage of 10km/kg. The MUV can achieve 0-100kmph in 20 seconds.

      Performance and Handling

      The petrol engine feels under-powered, though, the refinement level is pretty decent. Fuel efficiency could be better. The vehicle gets unstable at high speeds. City driving dynamics is good. Ride is bouncy, and very uncomfortable on rough roads.

      Braking System

      Braking performance is mediocre. The MUV, except the front disc brakes and rear drum brakes, doesn’t get any electronic braking assistance.

      Mileage

      The 796 cc Petrol - powered variant delivers a fuel economy of 12 kmpl in city and 14 kmpl on highways.

      Safety Features

      The Omni is equipped with basic safety features such as 3-point seatbelts, side impact beams, high mounted rear stop lamp, two speed windshield wiper, headlamp leveling device, three-position cabin light, front seat belts (ELR) and multi-function levers, while the rear seat belts (static) are available on the E MPI STD BSIV variant only.

      Verdict

      The Omni has always been among the most popular Maruti Suzuki cars in India. The spacious interior and excellent city drivability make it a decent urban taxi.

      Competition

      Maruti Suzuki Omni Vs Datsun GO+

      The all-new Datsun GO+ MPV looks sportier and more premium than the outdated Omni. The Datsun GO+ shares styling and components with the GO hatchback such as front power windows, AC vents, a manual central locking system etc. It has several comfort-enhancing features and spacious cabin. The 1.2-litre petrol engine of the Datsun GO+ is more powerful and frugal than the Omni’s 0.8-litre power-unit. The GO+ also leads in terms of drivability, ride quality and handling. However, the Omni’s top-end variant is cheaper than the base trim of the GO+.

      Pros

      1. Spacious interior

      2. Utility capacity

      3. Easy to drive in city traffic

      4. Low cost of ownership and maintenance

      Cons

      1. Outdated exterior and interior design

      2. Engine performance

      3. Fuel efficiency

      4. High speed stability

      5. Limited safety features

      6. Manual steering

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      Maruti Suzuki Omni Price List

      Find a list of all 6 petrol versions of Maruti Suzuki Omni. This table includes on-road price which covers all costs like RTO and Insurance.

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      • Maruti Suzuki Omni

      Maruti Suzuki Omni Expert Review

      Shiva Shankar
      by Shiva Shankar

      Maruti Suzuki Omni Ownership Review

      We had recently published a review regarding the ownership experience of a Ford Fiesta. Since we got a very strong positive response, this week we are continuing the series with an ownership review of the Maruti Suzuki Omni. The Maruti Suzuki Omni toda

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      Maruti Suzuki Omni Expert Review

      Maruti Suzuki Omni Ownership Review

      Maruti Suzuki Omni Ownership Review – a Carpooling Partnership!

      We had recently published a review regarding the ownership experience of a Ford Fiesta. Since we got a very strong positive response, this week we are continuing the series with an ownership review of the Maruti Suzuki Omni. The Maruti Suzuki Omni today remains the vehicle of choice for large families with a smaller budget as well as for transporters with a smaller budget.

      We interviewed some of our friends owning Maruti Suzuki Omni under partnership. They had purchased this Omni with the help of our auto engineer, Shiva Shankar. Read on for their experiences.

      Maruti Suzuki Omni Specifications

      The car in question is a White color Maruti Suzuki Omni 8-seater, 2003 model. It carries a 796cc, 3 cylinder engine with a power output of 35 bhp and torque of 60NM. The car comes with a 4 Speed manual gear and has ground clearance of 165mm. Till now, the car has run a total of 52,000 KM.

      Question: Since when do you own the car, and what motivated to go for the brand and model?

      Answer: It’s a 2003 model which we bought in March 2010. It all started with us, a group of 8 colleagues, chatting about the topic of car pooling. We decided to implement the same in practice as a means of transport from house to office and back. With detailed analysis, we found that the Maruti Suzuki Omni is the best choice as it comes with 8 seater version, is cost effective, easy to maintain etc. After deciding on the car model, we used all means of search options like personal contacts, magazines etc. but we didn’t get satisfactory options.

      We then came across Mr Shiva Shankar of Cartrade.com who within one day got us the contact of a person who had advertised his used Maruti Suzuki Omni car on Cartrade.com. We went and met the person accompanied by Mr Shiva, who inspected the vehicle, and after negotiations finalized it for Rs 1.35 Lakh. The car had run only 31,000KM and was in very good condition and a music system was also available. So we were pretty satisfied with the deal and bought the Maruti Suzuki Omni under partnership of the eight of us.

      Question: Tell us something about the present status of car?

      Answer: Since March, 2010 we have used our Maruti Suzuki Omni for 20,000 KM and the vehicle is in good condition. Very recently clutch overhauling was done and also we replaced the worn-out tyres with new tubeless tyres.

      Question: What has been the cost per service?

      The cost per service cost till now has been about 700 Rs and has varied depending upon parts replaced. If you take a look at our last service done, the total cost was Rs 5,347/-, in which the spares cost 2813/-, labour was Rs 1940/- and the remaining went for taxes. In this service, the clutch plate, cover assembly, and flywheel were replaced.

      Question: Have any accident repairs been done, insurance claimed?

      Answer: We always give top priority for safety and only then for speed. We have agreed to be very disciplined with respect to driving, and most of our driving is in the city limits. We follow all traffic rules and make it a point not to jump signals. Though jumping signals gives a sense of adventure, it can always turn out to be a misadventure. With God’s blessings, so far there have been no accidents and no body repairs.

      Question: How has your Maruti Suzuki Omni’s mileage been?

      Answer: So far we are getting around 16KMPL in city and on the highway we get around 18 KMPL average. Hence, we are quite satisfied with the fuel efficiency

      Question: Can you tell us about your experience in long drives?

      Answer: We had taken the vehicle to long drives such as to Mysore and surrounding places, driving around 400KM in single day. One can ride to around 100KM at a stretch after which, since the engine is positioned under the seat, one feels excessive heating.

      The Maruti Suzuki Omni does give pretty satisfactory performance and ride quality, and there is good enough space for both passengers and luggage. Though it has a manual steering, using the steering while one the move is not difficult, though we have to put extra effort while taking out the car from narrow places.

      Question: Any breakdown faced and how was the problem solved?

      Answer: We have not had any breakdown except that of tyres getting punctured. We take care of maintenance as per schedule and always keep track of the usage of car and possible parts to be replaced in near future as mentioned by the mechanics at service station.
      Question: Any good and bad experience at the service station?

      Answer: Service back up is excellent with availability of authorized service centers all over. However, the labour cost has gone up a lot at the authorized service centers due to which one tends to go to local mechanics for maintenance.

      Question: Could you tell us about LPG kit fitment to your car?

      Answer: Till now we have been satisfied with the performance of our car with petrol fuel as it gives pretty good mileage. The fact that it is owned by a group of people and that we share the expenses, makes it economical for us. While searching for a used car, we have come across many Omni cars fitted with LPG kit which were in bad condition and need overhauling of the engine. Perhaps this is due to excessive usage after fitment of Kit or otherwise.

      Also, the fact that our car is being run under partnership, we have to consider the opinion of each person which can vary a lot hence we have not yet opted for LPG kit

      Question: Please tell us something about experience of owning car under partnership.

      Answer: It’s a pretty tough question to answer as we do have both good and bad experience. Good experience is that it does provide economic and faster transport. Bad experience is that some people may tend to overuse it for personal gains which can lead to excessive wear and tear and all will have to share the repair costs and hence it’s quite a difficult task to manage.

      Since all of us work at the same place, the car is only used for work to home commute. If anyone wants to use the car for private use, he needs to take approval from the Group.

      Question: What’s your suggestion for people opting for similar ventures?

      Answer: Encouraging mass transport is the need of the hour considering the always rising cost of fuel which is in turn a national burden. Ventures like this would not only reduce cost of individual transportation but also helps to save fuel. However, the major difficulty is the management of people rather than that of the car. All it takes is few like minded people coming together for a cause.

      Question: How do you rate the overall ownership, would you recommend the same to others?

      Answer: We are satisfied with the performance of the car. The Maruti Suzuki Omni is an excellent choice for car pooling. However, one has to take proper care in driving as the safety standard is very low compared with cars with separate compartment in front for engine. Omni is well known for utility and it still has good resale value. It is worth the investment made.

      Question: If going for new car which brand and make would you choose and why?

      Answer: As we are using as a home to office transport vehicle, we do not have plans selling it in near future. However in case of going for a change, first priority would be for Maruti Suzuki Eeco 7 seater which has the advantage of higher power, updated styling, features etc., but retains the functionality of the Omni.

      Conclusion

      In this article we have dealt with not only the ownership of a Maruti Suzuki Omni but also of owning a car under partnership. We hope that it gives good insight of owning a car under partnership and of course of owning Omni.

      As mentioned above, the Maruti  Suzuki Omni described is being used collectively by few people and we have not mentioned the names. We on behalf of Cartrade.com extend warm regards for sharing the experience.

      Do you have a car which you would like to share your experiences about? Fill in the form below and we will contact you. You can also use the contact us option to contact us.

      User Reviews for Omni

        4.5

        Overall

        4

        Exterior

        3.9

        Interior

        4.1

        Ride Qlty

      • 04/19/2014 12:48:31 | Vidyachandra Himbaravalli

        Whats Good

        A small family with 6 people can travel, it is good for local drive or for outstations, it is fuel efficient, overall a very good family car

        What Can Improve

        Little more fuel efficient

        A beautiful family vehicle

        Mileage Details

        • Mileage (City) 18 kmpl
        • Mileage (Highway) 20 kmpl
        • Maintenance 500 per month

        User ratings

        • 5

          Exterior

        • 5

          Interior

        • 5

          Ride Qlty

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      • 03/10/2014 16:22:45 | Radha Srihari

        Whats Good

        the seating so comfortable that we enjoy the trip often, the most established brand the lovely car we have at our house

        What Can Improve

        in the omni van we dont have A/c. option

        Mileage Details

        • Mileage (City) 10 kmpl
        • Mileage (Highway) 14 kmpl
        • Maintenance 500 per month

        User ratings

        • 4

          Exterior

        • 4

          Interior

        • 4

          Ride Qlty

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      • 03/08/2014 11:11:16 | Pramod Mmds

        Whats Good

        good for family trip good to carry things mores specious mantainess is very very essy mailege is good saves money totaly it is very good for my family

        What Can Improve

        if company makes gas kit in a good condition its very good

        totaly its a good car

        Mileage Details

        • Mileage (City) 15 kmpl
        • Mileage (Highway) 17 kmpl
        • Maintenance 5500 per month

        User ratings

        • 4

          Exterior

        • 4

          Interior

        • 4

          Ride Qlty

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      • 02/27/2014 15:19:44 | Kishore Kumar

        Whats Good

        excellent condition

        What Can Improve

        holding seat

        Mileage Details

        • Mileage (City) 16 kmpl
        • Mileage (Highway) 18 kmpl
        • Maintenance 5000 per month

        User ratings

        • 3

          Exterior

        • 4

          Interior

        • 5

          Ride Qlty

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      • 01/15/2014 20:30:27 | Ashraf Ali

        Whats Good

        NOTHING BAD

        What Can Improve

        FULLY IMPROVED.AND COMFORTABLE

        FULLY SATIESFIED SINCE 1995

        Mileage Details

        • Mileage (City) 13 kmpl
        • Mileage (Highway) 16 kmpl
        • Maintenance 500 per month

        User ratings

        • 5

          Exterior

        • 5

          Interior

        • 5

          Ride Qlty

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      Quick Facts about Maruti Suzuki Omni

      Maruti Suzuki Omni, a Minivan, is available from ₹ 2.08 Lakh to ₹ 3.07 Lakh in India. Maruti Suzuki offers the latest Omni in 16 versions in India. The base model Cargo BS-III starts at ₹ 2.08 Lakh in Delhi and the top model E 8 STR BS-IV priced at ₹ 3.07 Lakh in Delhi. If you are looking for seater car then you should consider Omni.

      Omni comes in 6 Petrol version(s).

      The Petrol version comes with 796 cc engine capacity and Manual transmission mode(s). It generates 38@5000.

      Maruti Suzuki Omni comes in 3 colors which include Pearl Blue Blaze Metallic, Silky Silver Metallic, Superior White.

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      Omni Specifications

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      Engine & Performance
      Fuel Type
      Petrol
      Transmission
      Manual - 4 Gears
      Mileage - ARAI Reported
      13.74
      Engine
      796 cc, 3 Cylinders Inline, 2 Valves/Cylinder
      Engine Type
      4 stroke cycle, Water cooled
      Peak Power (bhp@rpm)
      38@5000
      Peak Torque (Nm@rpm)
      59@3000
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      -
      Steering, Tyres, & Suspnsions
      Minimum Turning Radius
      4.1
      Suspension - Front
      McPherson Strut
      Suspension - Rear
      Leaf spring with Shock absorbers
      Tyres Size - Front
      145 R12
      Tyres Size - Rear
      145 R12
      -
      Size, Weight, & Dimensions
      Fuel Tank Capacity (L)
      36
      Length (mm)
      1600
      Width (mm)
      940
      Height (mm)
      1000
      Wheelbase (mm)
      1840
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