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Maruti Suzuki celebrates 10 successful years of ‘Eeco’ van

Written by Nizam Shaikh

A few months ago, leading Indo-Japanese automaker, Maruti Suzuki launched the BS6 compliant Eeco S-CNG, under the brands ‘Mission Green Million’, an initiative by the brand which aims to sell a Million green fueled vehicles in India. The brand is now celebrating the completion of 10 years of the iconic and versatile Maruti Suzuki Eeco Van. 

In the last decade, Maruti Suzuki has sold more than 7 lakh units in cumulative sales and boasts to dominate the van segment with a 90% market share. The Maruti Suzuki Eeco features a spacious design that claims to offer best-in-segment comfort, best-in-class safety, comes with a powerful powertrain that not only ensures performance but also delivers good fuel efficiency as well as low cost of maintenance. The versatile van also fulfils both business and personal requirements with 50% of the customers using the Eeco for both business and personal use. 

The Maruti Suzuki Eeco is powered by G12B series BS6 emission compliant 1.2-litre petrol motor that makes 72 Hp of power and 98 Nm of torque on the petrol fuel and 61 Hp of power and 85 Nm of torque on the CNG fuel. The engine is matched to a 5-speed manual transmission and claims to deliver a fuel economy of 16.11 km/l with petrol and 20.88 Km/KG on CNG. The Maruti Suzuki Eeco is offered with a factory-fitted S-CNG kit specially tuned and calibrated to deliver optimum performance and enhanced drivability across all kinds of terrain. 

With its low cost of maintenance, superior fuel economy and driveability the Maruti Suzuki Eeco shows a notable 68% growth especially in rural markets and is also one of the top 10 highest-selling vehicles in the country for the year 2019-20. 

The brand offers the Eeco in a wide range of variants including a 5-seater, 7-seater, Cargo, and Ambulance. The Maruti Suzuki Eeco comes in a total of 12 variants that come with a starting price of INR 380,800 ex-showroom.