India's largest passenger car maker Maruti Suzuki India Limited has a lot of impressive vehicles in their fleet. Among these, Maurti Omni is a roomy multi utility vehicle, which is available in both petrol and LPG fuel options. It has six variants, out of which, Maruti Omni MPI STD is the entry level trim. This variant is equipped with a 0.8-litre petrol engine, which comes with a displacement capacity of 796cc. It has the ability to generate about 34.2bhp and 59Nm of maximum torque output. This engine is further coupled with a four speed manual transmission gear box. The fuel efficiency of this vehicle is quite decent and it can produce 14.7 Kmpl on the bigger roads and 10.7 Kmpl in the city traffic. The internal cabin of this variant is equipped with reclining front seats, adjustable front seat headrests, a large glove compartment with locking facility and many other such aspects. The company is offering this vehicle with a two year or 40000 Kilometer warranty, whichever is earlier. At the same time, the customers can also avail a further 2 year extended warranty at an additional cost, which is to be paid to the authorized dealer. It is available in four exterior paint options for the buyers to choose from. These colors include a Fantasy Black, Metallic Pearl Blue Blaze, Silky Silver and a Superior White finish option as well. It comes with a robust suspension and braking mechanism, which keeps it well balanced on any road condition.
The exteriors of this variant are fitted with a number of standard features such as sliding doors and body graphics, which gives it a striking look. To begin with the side profile, it is equipped with door handles and outside rear view mirrors that are painted in black color. The neatly carved wheel arches come with mud flaps and have been fitted with a sturdy set of 12 inch steel wheels. These steel rims are further covered with 145 R12 LT 6PR sized radial tyres , which ensures a superior road grip on the road. The frontage is designed with a sleek radiator grille, which is embossed with a prominent chrome garnished logo in the center. This grille is surrounded with a well lit headlight cluster that is powered by clear lens lamps and a turn indicator. The black colored bumper is fitted with bright reflectors and also has a license plate area that is in the center. The large windscreen is made of laminated glass and is integrated with a pair of intermittent wipers. On the other hand, the rear end gets a big tail gate along with a large wind screen and it also has company badging on it. Apart from these, it also has a bright tail lamp cluster, bumper with reflectors and a centrally located high mounted stop lamp. The overall length of this vehicle measures at 3370mm along with a decent height of 1640mm. The total width is 1410mm and it also has a large wheelbase of 1840mm that ensures a spacious cabin for the occupants.
The car manufacturer has given this Maruti Omni MPI STD variant a spacious cabin, which is incorporated with a few features. The smooth dashboard is equipped with a lockable glove box and an instrument panel. It has quite a few utility based aspects, which includes an internal rear view mirror, front seat back pockets to keep some small things at hand, cup holders in center console , front and rear assist grips, floor carpets that add to the elegance of the interiors, a steering lock and so on. The seating arrangement is very comfortable and it has ample leg space for a minimum of five passengers. The seats are covered with two tone premium fabric upholstery. The driver seat are reclining and adjustable in accordance to the driver and all seats are integrated with adjustable head restraints.
Engine and Performance:
This trim is powered by a 0.8-litre, 4-stroke petrol engine, which is water cooled and is integrated with three cylinders and six valves. This power plant has the ability to displace 796cc and it is coupled with a four speed manual transmission gear box. It has the capacity to attain a maximum speed of 120 Kmph, while it can cross the speed barrier of 100 Kmph in close to 20 seconds. This petrol mill can churn out a peak power output of 34.2bhp at 5000rpm along with 59Nm of maximum torque at 2500rpm. This engine is incorporated with a multi point fuel injection supply system, which allows this utility vehicle to deliver a decent mileage.
Braking and Handling:
The car manufacturer has fitted the front axle of this Maruti Omni MPI STD variant with a proficient braking and suspension mechanism. The front axle is assembled with a McPherson strut, while the rear axle gets a leaf spring type of system. The rear wheels are equipped with a set of drum brakes, while front wheels get disc brakes with boosters. The company has blessed it with a recirculating ball type of manual steering system, which supports a minimum turning radius of 4.1 meters.
The company has given this variant a few utility based features, which are well cushioned seats with reclining and sliding function, sun visor for driver as well front co-passengers, sliding windows for the rear seat occupants, internal rear view mirror and many other such aspects . Apart from these, the company has given this variant front seat pockets to keep a few smaller things, a recirculating ball steering wheel, which makes the handling of this vehicle simpler, dashboard with cup holders and so on. In addition to these aspects, it also has an illuminated instrument cluster with a tachometer and a few other functions.
The list includes rear doors with child locking system, adjustable seats for convenience of the driver, adjustable rear headrests and rear windscreen with a defogger. In addition to these, it also has an engine immobilizer to protect this utility vehicle from any unauthorized entry, 3-point seat belts for all occupants, front windscreen with a pair of 2-speed wipers , a high mounted stop lamp and clear lens headlamps. The company has also given it a full size spare wheel, which is affixed in the boot compartment along with the tools require to change a flat tyre.
1. An ideal vehicle for different utility purposes.
2. Cost of maintenance is low.
1. Less ground clearance.
2. No power steering option.