Maruti Suzuki India today introduced its Eeco BS6 S-CNG variant
The MPV doesn’t only meet the BS6 mandate that comes into effect at the end of March 2020, but is in line with the company’s ‘Mission Green Million’ initiative. Having first entered the market in January 2010, to date more than 6.7 lakh units of Maruti Suzuki Eeco have been sold in cumulative sales. In the van segment, Eeco MPV commands 87 percent market share. MSIL attributes this to Eeco’s spacious design, and powerful performance.
MSIl has been in the business of selling CNG vehicles for over a decade. Over time, the auto manufacturer has expanded the range widely. Alongwith selling the largest number of vehicles in the domestic market, MSIl has to date already sold one million green vehicles (including CNG, Smart Hybrid vehicles).
BS6 Maruti EECO Prices & Variants
Maruti Suzuki Eeco BS6 Cargo CNG is available at a price of Rs 464,300 Tour V AC CNG (5 seater) for Rs 493,800, Eeco AC with CNG (5 seater) for Rs 495,100, and Eeco Cargo CNG AC for Rs 506,200.
|BS6 Maruti EECO||Price|
|EECO Cargo CNG||4,64,300|
|TOUR V AC CNG (5 seater)||4,93,800|
|EECO AC with CNG (5 seater)||4,95,100|
|EECO Cargo CNG AC||5,06,200|
Maruti Suzuki intends to sell the next 1 million green vehicles in a couple of years. The outcome relies on mass adoption across the country. Shashank Srivastava, Executive Director (Marketing & Sales), Maruti Suzuki India Limited said, “Eeco has established a strong foothold with its excellent mileage, best-in-segment comfort, space and power, at a low maintenance cost. Offering best in class safety, its all-purpose built is ideal for versatile use.”
Maruti sells EECO MPV as an option for family travel, as also a business vehicle. Maruti Suzuki Eeco BS6 S-CNG is designed for ‘optimum performance, safety, engine durability, convenience and mileage.’ Power comes via 1.2 liter petrol motor, which delivers 73 hp and 101 Nm via 5 speed MT.
BS6 Maruti EECO Features
Maruti Suzuki Eeco BS6 CNG variant is factory fitted, tuned for specifics, calibrated for different terrains. Maruti Suzuki Eeco is offered in up to 12 variants. This includes 5-seater, 7-seater, Cargo and Ambulance options. Eeco’s sliding doors enable smooth ingress and egress, and the ability to carry load volume in cabin. Eeco features driver airbag, ABS with EBD, reverse parking sensors, driver and co-driver seat belt reminder, and high-speed alert system.
Maruti Suzuki’s S-CNG vehicle range, the company says is aligned with reducing oil import and improving share of natural gas from 6.2 percent at present, to 15 percent by 2030. In the backdrop, India is building its CNG fuel pumps network.
In the first 10 months (Apr’19 – Jan’20 ) of the current fiscal, 101 percent growth has been reported in new CNG stations added. That’s 259 CNG stations, up from 129 stations over the same period in the previous FY.