24 January, 2013 : Maruti Suzuki India has launched a limited edition version of its flagship vehicle, the Omni van. The special edition Omni gets many new features including floor mats , new seat covers, a CD player with four-speakers and AUX input support and the left side ORVM. The engine however remains the same 3-cylinder, 796cc petrol engine that churns out the maximum power output of 37bhp and 62Nm of torque.
Look and Style: The Omni has a look which many would grade as downmarket. It has no gadgets, only basic seats are provided but they are comfy ergonomically.
Pickup: If you have to drive in crowded city it's fine. It gives a mileage of 12kmpl.
Best Features: The space 5
The Maruti Suzuki Omni pioneered a segment in the Indian automotive industry. This versatile car comes with an option between an 8-seater and a 5-seater, and is available in 4 variants, which includes cargo and ambulance as well.
Look and Style: Looks and styling are outdated, not very still the same resemblance its outdated.
Comfort: Yes, its spacious but not comfortable, not a sturdy vehicle would not recommend it for buying.
Pickup: Pick up is okay, not so good it feels underpowered and not good to overtake with vehicle.
Mileage: Mileage is an okay factor.
Best Features: Spacious, good leg space
Needs to improve: A lot of improvement has to be done on the vehicle exterior styling needs to be improved and the vehi read more 20
The Maruti Suzuki Omni has been around for 32 years. What’s interesting, is that it has remained virtually unchanged over the decades. Designed with the sole purpose of transporting the big Indian family together, the Omni has found close to 16 million homes. Wondering if you should consider buying the good old Omni? Here’s what you need to know
Things We Like in Omni
The 0.8-litre engine is known to be frugal and reliable.
Space. Available as a 5- or 8-seater there’s enough room for the family and their luggage.
Easy to drive inside the city, easy to park as well.
Things We Don't Like in Omni
Creature comforts are missing - no power windows, or even air-conditioning.
Exterior build quality is strictly average.
No safety features offered at all.
Stand Out Features
Price. It is the most affordable 8-seater on sale in India today.
If you need nothing more than a point-A to point-B commuter at an absolute budget, the little Maruti doesn’t disappoint. Bear in mind the Omni is no highway hero, it is best left within the confines of the city. The lack of safety features and creature comforts are big omissions. In case you do not need the extra seat space, we recommend you look at entry-level hatchbacks such as the Maruti Alto 800 or the Renault Kwid.
"That said, for the price, the Maruti Suzuki Omni comes across as a no-nonsense reliable workhorse."
That said, for the price, the Maruti Suzuki Omni comes across as a no-nonsense reliable workhorse.
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