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Maruti Suzuki Omni Overview

Over the years, Omni has undergone various changes, although it still looks quite dated in terms of looks. Inside, there is comfortable space for five and an option for eight-seat layout as well. For power generation, it uses a 796cc petrol engine coupled to a four-speed manual gearbox. It is essentially a basic people mover that comes in four variants including the five-seat, eight-seat, cargo and ambulance trims.

Maruti Suzuki Omni Design & Style

The Maruti Omni has undergone few cosmetic changes in the recent times. The four wheeler looks impressive with rear hatch tail gate, two exciting rear sliding doors and its brilliant box-shaped body. There are well-placed headlamps surrounded with black plastic. The car is integrated with the front indicators on the front bumpers. The car sports large rear windscreen and tail lamps added with clear lens. The thermoplastic front bumpers, a bigger bumper and 13-inch tyres are quite impressive in this micro-van.

The vehicle gets straight rectangle headlamps and vertically-stacked tail lamps with clear lens. It features chrome grille at the front, body-coloured side view mirrors, tail lamps and black bumpers. The car measures with a length of 3370 mm and width of 1410 mm. The car has a wheelbase of 1840 mm and a height of 1640 mm. The car comes with a kerb weight of 785 kg.

Maruti Suzuki Omni Cabin & Comfort

The Maruti Suzuki Omni features a very basic interior. Earlier models did not even have a fan blower as standard. The dashboard now has two air vents a 2-spoke dashboard. The seats have a two-tone design. Space wise, the Omni is one of the most spacious vehicles available. The 5-seater has acres of legroom. In the 8-seater, the space between the front seats and rear bench has a backward facing bench.

Even this configuration, legroom is plenty.Equipment wise, the front seats get reclining front seats with adjustable head restraints. The driver’s seat gets a sliding facility. The car also gets glove compartment with lock, cup holders, cabin light and a demister. Unfortunately, air conditioning is still not available in the compact van

Maruti Suzuki Omni Engine & Transmission

Maruti Suzuki Omni is available in petrol engine and a LPG fuel option. Powered by a 0.8-litre, 4-stroke cycle, 6 valves, in-line engine, it delivers a maximum power of 32.8bhp at 5000rpm with 57Nm of torque at 2500rpm. It has a displacement capacity of 796cc. Mated with a 4-speed manual gearbox, it returns a fuel economy of 10kmpl in regular city traffic and 14kmpl on highways. The LPG variant is equipped with a 796cc, 0.8-litre, 8-valves LPG engine that offers a peak power of 27bhp at 4500rpm. It delivers a mileage of 10km/kg. The MUV can achieve 0-100kmph in 20 seconds

Despite the people mover, the vehicle doesn’t compromise in terms of mileage. The Maruti Omni offers a decent mileage of 16.8kmpl which is pretty much acceptable looking at the category in which the car falls in. For more information on Maruti Suzuki Omni  check Kazembassy

Maruti Suzuki Omni Driving Dynamics

If you are expecting hatchback like comfort from this car, then this is not the vehicle for you. The car comes with McPherson strut suspension at front and leaf spring with shock absorber at the rear. This does the decent job in absorbing minor potholes while small road undulations won’t bother the occupants. However, don’t expect much from it and throwing the car into corners might get you into tight spot.The ride quality and handling is below average with the car feeling wobbly at high speeds.

Maruti Suzuki Omni Safety Features

The front wheels contains disc brakes while the rear features drum. So, it does the job of stopping the car from moderate speeds. In the safety department, this vehicle is one of the most unsafe vehicles running on the streets and anyone with a slightest concern for safety would not go for this car. For price details on Maruti Suzuki Omni check Autozhop.

However, looking at the price point, we can’t complain much but safety always comes first. Though, you get front seatbelts, rear static seatbelts, steering lock, 2-speed windshield wiper, multi-function levers and high-mounted rear stop lamp.

Maruti Suzuki Omni Price in Ahmedabad 

Maruti Suzuki Omni On-Road Price in Ahmedabad ranges from 2,40,089 to 3,55,281 for variants Omni 5 Seater and Omni MPI Ambulance BS4 respectively. Maruti Suzuki Omni is available in 3 variants and 6 colours. Below are details of Maruti Suzuki Omni variants price in Ahmedabad. Check for Maruti Omni price in Ahmedabad at Tryaldrive.

Maruti Suzuki Omni Round Up

Although, the car does not come with any safety features, the 12-inch cross ply tyres do not have that good a grip on the road, and the car has simple interiors and exterior; but it does fall in an affordable price range, a great family car (8-seater), a cargo van and also an Ambulance. So, apart from the shortcomings, it is a perfectly affordable car to commute people or goods from point A to point B.

Maruti Omni is available in three variants such as STD, STD BS IV and Ambulance. The price of this budget friendly car starts from Rs. 2.72 lakh and goes up to Rs. 3.06 lakh. The base trim Omni MPI STD is tagged at Rs. 2.72 lakh. The top selling model Omni E MPI STD BS IV is available at the price tag of Rs. 2.74 lakh while the Omni MPI Ambulance is tagged at Rs. 3.06 lakh, ex-showroom. For more details on SBI car loan visit Fincarz.

Author Since: Aug 04, 2018

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