Maruti Suzuki is ready to introduce its new family car “Eeco” at the upcoming Delhi Auto Expo. The car is expected to be priced under Rs. 4 lakh. The new model has been specifically developed for the domestic market and will be powered by 1.2L petrol engine that is compliant with new BS IV norms which come into effect from April 2010.
Eeco seems to be the new replacement of Versa which failed to generate volumes for MSIL. It will have three-row and two-row seating arrangements that will be capable of seating 5 or 7 passengers. MSIL engineers have been developing the model since past three years and it will now be introduced in the C-segment. “The new car represents the growing expertise of our engineers to conceive, design and produce vehicles here. This is also in line with parent Suzuki Corp's vision of turning India into a global hub for small car research and development," said IV Rao, MSIL Managing Executive Officer (Engineering).
More details about the car will be available when the company finally launches the car at the Auto Expo in the Capital next month.