Maruti Suzuki is planning to upgrade two of its popular and important cars, Omni and Eeco to meet the new and strict crash norms that are set to be implemented in India from October 2019. Both the Maruti Suzuki Omni and Eeco are based on an architecture that is eight years old now and needs improvement to meet the upcoming emission norms.
Maruti Suzuki Eeco received a zero-star safety rating back in 2016 in the crash test conducted by Global NCAP. As the Indo-Japanese auto manufacturer has revealed, the company has already started upgrading of the two models. Both the Maruti Suzuki Omni and the Eeco are pretty popular in rural and semi-urban areas across the country. Combined, these two models sell around 13,000 units per month, which translates into 10% if the brand’s total domestic sales per month.
Speaking about the new crash test norms that are set to be implemented in India from October next year, the new cars need to have full frontal impact, offset frontal impact and lateral or side impact protection. Currently, nine models from the automaker among its 15 offerings come complying with safety norm. Apart from the Omni and Eeco, Maruti Suzuki is also working on new Alto and Wagon R that will also meet the new emission norms.
While the new cars will have to meet the new crash norms from October 2019, existing models will have to adopt the norms by October 2020. Before that, all the new vehicles in the Indian market have to meet the stricter and new BS-VI emission norm that is set to kick in from April 2020.
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