Maruti Eeco hits 7 lakh sales' milestone in India

Maruti Suzuki Eeco enjoys an undisputed leadership with 90% market share in the van segment.Maruti Suzuki Eeco is now a decade old in the Indian market.
By HT Auto Desk
| Updated on: 03 Sep 2020, 02:23 PM
2020 Maruti Suzuki Eeco BS 6 pictured.
2020 Maruti Suzuki Eeco BS 6 pictured.

The Maruti Eeco has clocked a sales milestone of 7 lakh units since it went on sale in India 10 years back. The Eeco enjoys an undisputed leadership with 90% market share in the van segment.

The company announced that after Eeco's launch in 2010, Maruti managed to sell its 2 lakh units in just two years of its introduction.

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Thereafter, Eeco's sales showed a steady trend and in 2014, the company sold over 1 lakh units again thanks to the high demand in the van segment.

The company also introduced a new Cargo variant of the Eeco in 2015 and then Maruti went on to sell over 1 lakh units consecutively in the following three years, reaching an overall 5 lakh units in 2018. The company says that over 84% Eeco customers are pre-determined buyers.

(Also Read: Maruti Suzuki sells more cars in August than in the same month of 2019)

Maruti introduced the BS 6-compliant Eeco earlier this year. This is offered with a total of 12 variants which include 5-seater, 7-seater, Cargo, and Ambulance.

It runs on a 1.2-litre, four-cylinder engine which pushes out 73 bhp and 101 Nm of peak torque. This engine delivers a fuel efficiency of 16.11 kmpl. It is also offered in a CNG variant which delivers 21.8 kmpl of fuel efficiency. The company says that 17% of the customers opt for the CNG variant.

(Also Read: Maruti sets up radar, camera project at key Delhi points for better road safety)

The safety kit on the Maruti Eeco include features such as driver airbag, ABS with EBD, reverse parking sensors, driver and co-driver seat belt reminder, and high-speed alert system. It is currently offered at a starting price of 380,800 (ex-showroom).

First Published Date: 03 Sep 2020, 02:14 PM IST
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