Maruti Suzuki Eeco diesel may be a grand success post launch

Maruti Suzuki Eeco diesel may be a grand success post launch New Maruti Suzuki Eeco
author image Nikhil Puthran
Sunday 17 August 2014, 14:17 PM

Earlier this year news had been doing rounds that Maruti Suzuki has been working on delivering a diesel engine for its popular Celerio and Eeco models in the country. Back then sources said, “Maruti is working to adapt the 800cc diesel engine, its first self-developed engine, for the Eeco van. The engine will first be launched in the new Maruti LCV (codeY9T) and the Celerio this fiscal.”

Maruti Suzuki Eeco diesel may be a grand success post launch

The Eeco van has been a popular car especially in the commercial vehicle segment and with the anticipated launch of a diesel variant, the van may further aid Maruti Suzuki in gaining a strong footing in the commercial vehicle segment. The existing petrol version of Eeco is powered by 1196cc Aluminium engine. The vehicle features multi-point injection technology that generates about 73 bhp of power at 6000 rpm with 101 Nm of torque at 3000 Rpm. The anticipated diesel version of Eeco is expected to be powered by 800cc engine.

The current Eeco model is available in 5 and 7-seater variants. The van comes with ample boot space of about 540 Liters that can accommodate almost anything you can think of. The front wheels are blessed with McPherson struts, whereas the rear gets 3 Link Rigid suspension for a smoother drive. For safety, the car gets crumple zones, side impact bars, high seating position and energy absorbing materials. Maruti Suzuki Eeco is offered at a starting price tag of about INR 3,25, 481, whereas top end Eeco Green with AC is priced at about INR 4,24,830 ( Both prices are Ex-showroom Mumbai).

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