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Old 23rd December 2009, 10:34   #1
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Default The Maruti Eeco minivan (EDIT: now launched for 2.6 Lakhs)

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This just in from BSM . Anyone got more lowdown on this?

Buy New Maruti Eeco | New Maruti Eeco Prices | Reviews | Features | Photos | BS Motoring

The BSM folks seem pretty confident to put in a picture and all that. Does anyone know what this is going to look like ?

Nice move though. The seven-seater market segment will be created before the Avanza-kind of vehicle moves into India. Another cash cow if the execution is right. But I don't get why they cannot put a 1.3 MJD into it. Volkswagen, maybe? Frankly if this is going to sport a 1.3 MJD then it would be a killer and eat into all sorts of segments! Not bad with the Ritz 1.2 going into it anyways, though (as the article seems to suggest).

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Is this the Versa replacement they were talking about ?
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Maruti Suzuki to launch new family car - News- Zigwheels
So does Zigwheels reports the same.

I am wondering if this is same car as being discussed in other thread on replacement/alternative for WagonR with lengthier car. Is this the same car? or totally new
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A writeup on eeco is there in todays 'The Telegraph'(Kolkata). It mentions eeco as 'a new 5-7 seater 1200cc 5 door car' and also states that the eeco is to be priced under 4 lakhs and touted as the affordable car for the big family. The bulk of the writeup talked about Kizashi though.
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Spotted an article about this in TOI. You can read it here.

Since they are calling it a 'car', could this be the replacement for the WagonR? But a 3 row - 7 seater configuration?

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Looks bigger than the Versa to my eyes!

Pricing under 4 Lakhs is something to watch and MSIL should have a winner with this (If they get the pricing rite)!
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Under 4 lakhs!

Thats going to be a tough target to achieve, unless there is a fire sale on! Under 4 lakhs ex-factory maybe and even that for the base model and nothing more. Even the puny teeney weeney A - Star doesn't come for under 4 lakhs!!
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This is not the one coming to India, this is the APV, btw this is bieng already discussed in another thread.
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MARUTI has something up their sleeves. Wonder what their strategy will be with the 800 and OMNI, will they retire these vehicles? There was talk in the papers about a new concept small car which will be put into production if the public at the Expo likes it
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its not the APV.

its the new omni. a very basic vehicle though.

here are the scoop pics.

Maruti EECO

so maruti will launch the new omni at the same day as TATA launches the ACE mini-van?

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1200cc Petrol for a 7 seater?

I dont think it'l attract many customers unless they give it a diesel engine or atleast a more powerful petrol unit.

I was expecting it to be something like the Innova but it seems too basic.

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Oh well, there is nothing new from MSIL
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I expect Maruti to disappoint us by renaming current Versa as EECO and relaunch it with newer engine, preferably a 1.2Ltr one and with some cosmetic changes here and there.

I never expect them to launch AVP as Versa replacement at 4 Lakh price tag! By the way did they ever replaced any car with a newer international version of the same car here in India?
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Though it looks outdated it sseems safer and better than the present omni .

They should launch the APV also . The potential to rock the Innova , Xylo etc is there .
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If its lesser than 4 mtrs. and mated to a 1.2 it will benefit from the Govt. tax/excise deductions. Maruti will be really able to price it real low.
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