Maruti Suzuki has introduced a limited edition variant of the Eeco, which is named as Eeco Smiles and it comes with an additional price of Rs. 9490/- over the regular variant of the Eeco. The special addition gets seven new features according to the company which includes double-din audio system with USB connectivity, 15 cm speakers, dual tone seat covers, full wheel covers, black floor mats, mud flaps and Eeco Smiles body graphics and decal. The special edition is available with both 5 and 7-seat layout.
The Maruti Suzuki Eeco was launched in the year 2010 as a facelift for the Maruti Versa minivan. The Versa failed terribly in the Indian market and thus Maruti changed its name. The Eeco is known for its affordable price, spacious interiors, practicality and fuel efficient engine. The Eeco is powered by a 1.2-litre petrol engine which produces a peak power of 73 BHP at 6000 RPM and maximum torque of 101 Nm at 3000 RPM, mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. It also comes with an option of a CNG kit.
The Maruti Eeco returns an ARAI mileage of 15.1 km/l. It is a bare basic MUV with minimal safety features and convenience features. AC also doesn’t come standard on all variants and is offered only with the 5-seater variant. The manufacturer expects some boost in sales with the limited edition variant offering much needed features like music system and speakers. The Maruti Suzuki Eeco comes with 6 colour options with a starting price of Rs. 2.96 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi).