The Indian car market is known for its options and choices in any given segment. However, the Maruti EECO has remained the only contender in its segment for a very long time with a huge number of sales consecutively. Read below if the Maruti Eeco is the cheapest family 7-seater.
Space and Comfort
Yes, the EECO is a true 7-seater in the inside. The interiors of the EECO, like the Maruti WagonR, are roomy, airy and spacious. Keep in mind we did not tell premium. The Maruti Eeco was never made to impress anyone. It was simply made with the aim of practicality and affordability in mind. The BS6 update however adds some necessary modern touches to the interiors of the car. Also there is always the option of aftermarket modifications which can fully transform your EECO and give other cars a run for its money. Dual-tone interiors now make the car look sleek and stylish.
Five adult people can easily and comfortably sit in the first two rows of the car. The third row also can be used by adult passengers, but is more preferable for average-sized individuals. Kids will also love sitting in the third row. The dashboard of the car is pretty basic. The car comes with standard safety equipments like driver side airbag, ABS with EBD, Reverse Parking Sensor, Seat belt reminder. Maruti EECO was known for cutting corners in safety, but no more in the BS6 avatar. More about is Maruti Eeco cheapest 7-seater below.
A successful personality once said, “To get success in any segment, you either need to be the best or the first.” And Maruti EECO fulfils both the conditions. At present it is the best and only-sold car in the van category. This car is so practical and easy to maintain that the taxi and commercial market are in love with the car. Families in rural India prefer the EECO for its local parts availability and high ground clearance for un-even rural roads. Fuel-efficiency of the car is great too, something a Maruti is known for.
Engine and Performance
The 2020 BS6 Maruti EECO comes with a 1196cc petrol engine with 40L of fuel capacity. The engine produces a maximum power output of 54kW@6000rpm and a peak torque output of 98Nm@3000rpm. The petrol engine promises a fuel economy of 16.11 kmpl. Many EECO buyers have agreed that the EECO produces close to 16kmpl in the real world scenario. That is a very good figure considering a 7-seater.
For those of you family people who want more mileage at a cheaper cost, there is also the option of the factory-fitted CNG kit. The S-CNG system as the company calls it promises 20.88km per kg. CNG prices vary between Rs.30 to Rs.50 per kg in India currently. This makes the EECO the most economical family car to purchase in the present time.
Brand name of Maruti is also a huge sales booster. Other car companies should try to penetrate the segment and make something competitive against EECO. The car is affordable, practical, seven-seater and many other things that a seven-seater family car should be.