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Maruti Omni - The evergreen Indian Van

Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:36 am
by samira
Indian road is hard to be imagined without a single Maruti van being driven on its street on any day. Maruti Omni is often referred to as just Maruti van and is a dominant player in every possible passenger car segment. This automobile also is a very popular choice with masses due to its affordability, as Omni Price ranges just between Rs 2.93 to 3.26 lakhs.

Maruti commenced on its successful journey by totally edging out Ambassador and Padmini Fiat 30 years ago in India. Now this King of passenger vehicles on Indian road is among India’s biggest automaker that recently made headlines with 50% market share in the passenger vehicles category in 2017-18 for the first time ever.

Maruti Omni: Technical specifications
The Maruti Suzuki Omni comes equipped with a 3-cylinder, 796cc petrol engine. The powertrain is capable to yield a peak power output of 34.7PS and can offer a maximum peak of 59Nm torque@2500 rpm. The length of the Maruti Omni is 3370 mm; the width reads 1410 mm and it stands at a height of 1640 mm. The vehicle enjoys a mileage of 16.80 kmpl. 35 litres is the fuel tank capacity and the transmission type is manual.

What makes it so special?
Despite the car's not so stylish look, this van is popular on Indian roads due to its robust and solid structure that facilitates prevention of minor collision possibilities. The van is available with different colour options such as White, Silver, Pearl Blue and Black. Maruti Suzuki Omni has got 3 variants which are MPI STD, E MPI STD BS IV and MPI AMBULANCE. All the variants come powered by engine petrol and among these E MPI STD BS IV happens to be the best selling Maruti Suzuki Omni variant.

This popular van from Maruti’s portfolio is also very popular in the country as it has been long serving not just as a big family transport choice but also as a commonly used commercial transport vehicle for hospitals, schools etc. This vehicle can comfortably provide room for 5 people and it has a boot space of 210 litres.

The inside of the van comes featured with adjustable seats, low fuel warning light, cup-holders at the front, fabric upholstery etc. There is MacPherson Strut front suspension and rear suspension is of leaf spring. As safety features, the van includes parking sensor, passenger side rear view mirror, engine immobilizer and the fuel tank is found centrally mounted.

The Maruti company has been able to witness a sale of more than 1.5 million units for the first time in its 30 years of prominent presence in the Indian auto history. Maruti Omni’s popularity lies in the fact that it can be used for many purposes. For example, one can open a small eatery business using this car at commercial busy streets. This cost-effective small car has been hitting the Indian road with pride for many years and will continue doing for years to come.