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Old 28th August 2010, 18:41   #1
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I was just going through the Maruti Sukuzi Eeco website (Maruti Suzuki eeco car: Happiness Family Size) and noticed three tabs on the right side:
  1. CNG Green
  2. Flexi Cargo
  3. Care Ambulance
Is anyone aware of Eeco being launched as an Ambulance ?? If you do, can you post some details and if possible the price.

Any information would be helpful as I am looking to purchase an ambulance for my Hospital and the Eeco would fit the bill perfectly.
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I don't think these variants were made available initially. You should check with the Maruti dealers in your city, may be it will be launched soon.
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CNG Eeco has already been launched.You can check it out in this thread
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...aunched-3.html (Maruti to launch CNG SX4, Alto, Estilo, Wagon-R and Eeco? EDIT : Launched)
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He is asking about the ambulance variant.
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@godhatesmyguts - I was helping out a school for its transportation needs, and the winger was being made available and customizable, maybe the same would apply for the Eeco, speak to your local Maruti Regional Office, not the dealer.
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I was just going through the Maruti Sukuzi Eeco website (Maruti Suzuki eeco car: Happiness Family Size) and noticed three tabs on the right side:
  1. CNG Green
  2. Flexi Cargo
  3. Care Ambulance
Is anyone aware of Eeco being launched as an Ambulance ?? If you do, can you post some details and if possible the price.

Any information would be helpful as I am looking to purchase an ambulance for my Hospital and the Eeco would fit the bill perfectly.
Tata is launching the vehicle 'TATA VENTURE'. It will be smaller than the TATA WINGER, but bigger than MARUTI OMNI and MARUTI EECO. Venture is coming with the tried and tested TDI diesel engine (from TATA INDICA) with mileage of 20 kmpl and a price tag of below 4 lakhs. It is likely to be more comfortable than the EECO also. (Last week, I hired the TATA WINGER MAXI VAN - 12 seater for a tour of 800 kms with family and friends. All our earlier tours were in Tempo Traveller. Tata Winger was surprisingly comfortable compared to the tempo travellers. The same kind of good suspension system is likely to come for the VENTURE also). Tata Venture looks more balanced than the Maruti EECO. I think, Venture may be a better choice for your ambulance.
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We need more vans like this, between 4-6 would be better to offer, ABS and Airbags. I like to see Eeco with Power steering (already available?)ABS and Airbags, even if it increase the price to couple of lacks, I am sure it will be still a hot cake, a family mover which has safely too.

Instead of dumping hatches and premium hatches Since, manufactures in India should focus on Small - premium vans. This segment is so week and thin, Except Maruthi no one seems to be showing interest.
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I was just going through the Maruti Sukuzi Eeco website (Maruti Suzuki eeco car: Happiness Family Size) and noticed three tabs on the right side:
  1. CNG Green
  2. Flexi Cargo
  3. Care Ambulance
Considering how popular the Omni is within the commercial segment, and the fact that the Eeco is its natural successor, this is only natural. They are also specifically targeting the courier, airport transportation and school bus segments.

Good move. The Eeco is well priced and the CNG variant will find favour with business owners.
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Thanks everyone for your suggestions.
@Kmohanan, thanks for your inputs, the Venture looks like a good option and ill keep that in mind. Just hope the turning radius is manageable.
@newfromcapone, will do that.
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The price list has been updated. Ambulance with AC and heater, and a "Flexi" (Cargo?) now shown. Almost perfect size for a city- bound ambulance.

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The website with the ambulance brochure and specifications is now updated:
Eeco Flexi Green

Really great news for me.
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The Eeco has yet another variant added to its feathers. This time it is the school van guise. Maruti has launched it in Pune in association with one of its dealer. It is to be seen if this variant will be rolled out across the country. Since the school vans are the most unregulated segment in our land, any effort to have vehicles adhering to basic safety norms are welcome. Some of the salient features of these school vans include seat belts, hangers to hold, safety grills, speed governor, first aid box and fire extinguisher.

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Taking a step forward in providing concrete solution to the transportation needs of school children, country's largest car maker Maruti Suzuki has unveiled its OMNI and EECO Cars in the new modified avatar of school vans.

Maruti suzuki develops customised school vans
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An ambulance is basically an air conditioned cargo van. It can be as small as an Omni or as large as a tractor trailer.

I have seen small Ambulance starting on Omni, Bolero, Max, Sumo etc. In fact if there is a cargo version (windows only on the front seat), there is an ambulance version. A lot of light 4x4 vehicles are used as ambulance by the Armed Forces.
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@godhatesmyguts - I was helping out a school for its transportation needs, and the winger was being made available and customizable, maybe the same would apply for the Eeco, speak to your local Maruti Regional Office, not the dealer.

Not Sure if EECO is released with CNG yet but does it make sense to use a Petrol variant for the purpose? again the fuel efficiency is not that good as well .

guess Winger / Venture with the deisel heart will make more sense.
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Not Sure if EECO is released with CNG yet but does it make sense to use a Petrol variant for the purpose? again the fuel efficiency is not that good as well .

guess Winger / Venture with the deisel heart will make more sense.
Yes they have
Maruti Suzuki eeco car: Happiness Family Size
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Maruti Suzuki Eeco ex showroom Price: affordable, value for money car in India

Diesel is discouraged, at least in Delhi, where all commercial vehicles have to be CNG.
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