Maruti Eeco

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Maruti Eeco
Overview
Manufacturer Maruti Suzuki
Production January 2010–present
Body and chassis
Class Van
Body style Microvan
Related Maruti Versa
Maruti WagonR
Powertrain
Engine 1200 cc I4 engine
Transmission 5-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,350 mm (92.5 in)
Length 3,675 mm (144.7 in)
Width 1,475 mm (58.1 in)
Height 1,800 mm (70.9 in)
Curb weight 908 kg (2,002 lb)
Chronology
Predecessor Maruti Versa

EECO was introduced in India by Maruti Suzuki during 2010. This car is essentially a stripped down version of defunct Versa. This is an urgent refresh in lines with Maruti Suzuki not being able to come up with a new minivan. EECO comes with 5-seater and 7-seater options. EECO is equipped with advanced Engine Management System for optimizing fuel efficiency and performance. It is branded by the manufacturer as a perfect car for every occasion-a business trip or a picnic with the loved ones.[1] A new minivan from Maruti Suzuki is expected in 2011 to replace the Eeco/Versa and (possibly) the ageing Omni.

Design and trim options[edit]

EECO boasts of luxury features like AC, digital trip meter, integrated head rests in front row and tubeless radial tires.

Noteworthy feature is the Diagonal Shift Assistance for smoother diagonal gear movements [rather than the earlier rigid straight line gear shifting].

EECO trims are as follows:

  • 5-seater, standard
  • 5-seater, AC
  • 7-seater, Standard

Maruti Suzuki Eeco Green Maruti Suzuki has also introduced EECO Green Range. It is equipped with Maruti Suzuki’s advanced i-GPI technology. It runs on nature’s ECO Fuel-CNG. It is claimed to be safer, more efficient and cuts down one's fuel costs. It is available in 5 Seater AC and Standard variants, it is equipped with futuristic Intelligent Gas Port Injection (i-GPI) Technology. EECO also comes with the electric variant the EECO Charge runs on Lithium Ion batteries, we feel the size is a hampering factor as the range per change is a mere 100 KM. the EECO Charge's electric motor churns out 67 BHP powered by Lithium ion batteries that can hold 24 KWH. It takes 7 hours to recharge the battery fully at 220V and of course is totally green with zero exhaust emission. The car has two modes that you can select, sports and economy, although the top speed of the car is only a 100 KMPH. It also comes with a Maruti Suzuki 2 years warranty, ensuring complete peace of mind. It is positioned as Eco-friendly car.

Specifications[edit]

EECO is powered by BharathStage IV compliant engine.

Parameter Specification
Fuel: Petrol , CNG and electric
Engine type: Petrol , CNG and electric engine
Fuel distribution: Multipoint Injection
Power: Maximum Power: 73 Bhp @ 6000 rpm
Maximum Torque: 101 Nm @ 3000 rpm  
Displacement: 1196 cc
Layout: 4-cylinder in-line
Max. Torque: 101 N·m (74 ft·lbf) @ 3000 rpm
Valve train: 16 valves / 4 per cylinder , DOHC
Steering Type: Rack & Pinion Transmission: Manual-5-speed
Front Suspension: McPherson strut
Rear Suspension: 3 Link Rigid
Front Brakes : Ventilated disc
Rear Breakes : Drum
Tyres: 155 R-13 LT
Tyre type: Tubeless
Boot space: 540 L [5-seater]

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