Maruti Suzuki has updated its Eeco line-up of MPVs and has given it a 1.2-litre K-series engine, replacing the old 1.2-litre G-series powerplant. The Eeco also gets new features such as a digital instrument cluster similar to the Celerio and the S-Presso and an engine immobiliser.
- Maruti Suzuki has sold 9.75 lakh units of Eeco since 2010
- G-series engine being replaced due to stricter emission norms
Along with the updates, Maruti Suzuki also gets a price bump with the Tour V (fleet-only) starting at Rs 5.10 lakh, and the Eeco (fleet and private) starting at Rs 5.13 lakh. Here’s a detailed break up of the prices of the Eeco MPV line-up.
|Maruti Suzuki Eeco Prices (ex-showroom)|
|Variant||New Prices||Old Prices||Difference|
|Eeco 5-seat||Rs 5.13 lakh||Rs 4.63 lakh||Rs 50,000|
|Eeco 5-seat AC||Rs 5.49 lakh||Rs 4.99 lakh||Rs 50,000|
|Eeco 5-seat AC CNG||Rs 6.44 lakh||Rs 5.94 lakh||Rs 50,000|
|Eeco 7-seat||Rs 5.42 lakh||Rs 4.92 lakh||Rs 50,000|
|Eeco Cargo||Rs 5.28 lakh||Rs 4.78 lakh||Rs 50,000|
|Eeco Cargo CNG||Rs 6.23 lakh||Rs 5.73 lakh||Rs 50,000|
|Eeco Cargo AC CNG||Rs 6.65 lakh||Rs 6.15 lakh||Rs 50,000|
|Eeco Ambulance shell||Rs 6.40 lakh||Rs 5.90 lakh||Rs 50,000|
|Eeco Ambulance||Rs 8.13 lakh||Rs 7.63 lakh||Rs 50,000|
|Tour V 5-seat||Rs 5.10 lakh||Rs 4.60 lakh||Rs 50,000|
|Tour V 5-seat AC||Rs 5.46 lakh||Rs 4.96 lakh||Rs 50,000|
|Tour V 5-seat AC CNG||Rs 6.41 lakh||Rs 5.91 lakh||Rs 50,000|
|Tour V 7-seat||Rs 5.42 lakh||Rs 4.89 lakh||Rs 50,000|
Maruti Suzuki Eeco: new powertrain
Maruti Suzuki has been streamlining its engine line-up ahead of the implementation of new, stricter set of emissions regulations – the Real Driving Emissions (RDE) norms. The brand will pull the plug on the Alto 800 and its 796cc engine, which saw duty only on a single model. Similarly, the 1.2-litre G-series engine, which was only seen on the Eeco, is also being axed, making way for the newer K-series 1.2-litre DualJet powerplant good for 81hp and 104.4Nm
In the CNG mode, the engine produces 72hp and 95Nm of torque. The sole transmission on offer is a five-speed manual.
Maruti Suzuki claims that the updated Eeco delivers fuel efficiency of 19.71kpl in petrol-only mode, up from 16.11kpl achieved by the outgoing engine. Meanwhile, the S-CNG variants return a fuel efficiency of 26.78kg/km, up from 20.88kg/km.
The Tour V variants benefit from a slightly increased fuel efficiency, where the petrol-only mode returns 20.20kpl and in CNG mode it delivers 27.05kg/km.
Maruti Suzuki Eeco: new features
The updated Eeco sports a new steering wheel and digital instrument cluster; both are now shared with other Maruti models like the S-Presso and the Celerio. The AC controls are also new rotary units that replace the sliding ones. Additionally, the Cerulean Blue exterior paint shade has been replaced by a new Metallic Brisk Blue. Alongside, the Eeco Cargo variants now get 60 litres of extra cargo space.
Maruti Suzuki Eeco: rivals
The Eeco, at this price point, is still a bare-bones MPV that does not even get a power steering on any variant. The Renault Triber is the only three-row MPV that comes close to it at this price point and size, but is better equipped and more spacious.