Maruti Eeco Now Gets Standard Driver Airbag, ABS & More
The Eeco has received an update that adds a standard set of safety features and will keep it in the showrooms till new crash test norms come into play later this year
- Eeco gets passive safety feature in the form of a driver airbag.
- Active safety features like ABS with EBD, seatbelt reminder, speed alert system and rear parking sensors also added.
- Steering wheel changed to accomodate driver airbag.
- Mechanicals remain the same and it is still powered by a 1.2-litre petrol engine.
- The Eeco is yet to pass the stringent crash test norms that will come into effect from October 2019.
- The prices of the Eeco have been increased slightly.
Maruti Suzuki has given the Eeco an update to bring it in line with new safety norms. It now gets some much needed safety features and its price starts from Rs 3.52 lakh and goes all the way up till Rs 4.65 lakh (ex-showroom New Delhi). The prices of the Eeco have also increased slightly.
|Variant||Old Price||New Price|
|5-seater Standard||Rs 3.37 lakh||Rs 3.52 lakh|
|5-seater Standard CNG||Rs 4.10 lakh||Rs 4.25 lakh|
|5-seater AC||Rs 3.70 lakh||Rs 3.92 lakh|
|5-seater AC CNG||Rs 4.43 lakh||Rs 4.65 lakh|
|7-seater Standard||Rs3.57 lakh||Rs 3.80 lakh|
All prices ex-showroom New Delhi. Price of non-metallic colour options.
The Eeco now gets a driver airbag, ABS with EBD, driver and co-driver seatbelt reminders, speed alert system and rear parking sensors. The Eeco is aimed at private and commercial buyers both and thus the Tour V modes, which is specifically for fleet operators, will continue to get a speed limiter instead of a speed alert system. The steering wheel is now similar to the Alto, so that a driver airbag can be accommodated inside it.
Mechanically, the car remains unchanged, with the 1.2-litre four-cylinder petrol engine still on offer. It drives the rear wheels via a 5-speed MT. It can be run on both petrol (15.37kmpl) and CNG (21.94kg/km). When running on petrol, it makes 73PS/101Nm. These figures drop down to 63PS/85Nm when CNG is being used.
Otherwise, the Eeco remains unchanged. It can still be had in a 5-seater or 7-seater variant. The AC variant is only available with the 5-seater configuration. The changes made mean that the Eeco will stay on sale until October 2019. However, it is yet to pass the stringent crash test norms that will come into place from October onwards. Being a van, the Eeco does not have a direct competitor in the Indian market. Maruti’s own Omni and the Datsun Go+ are two cars that offer similar functionality in the same price bracket.
Source – Cardekho.com