Maruti Suzuki Omni Facelift Review & Test Drive

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Maruti Suzuki Omni Overview

Maruti Omni is one of the oldest cars from the Japanese car maker serving the Indian masses. Maruti first introduced the Omni in the year 1984 after it started its operations in the subcontinent. Its last major facelift came in the year 1997 and that’s also two decade ago. Despite being an old car it do sells in decent numbers as compared to its competitors. The company has been regularly updating the car but its age is quite evident. Maruti Omni is the most affordable and frugal urban van designed especially for the large families and usually serving the taxi operators. The car has performed various other roles like people mover, ambulance, courier-delivery vehicle and many more. Though the car doesn’t make sense from a passenger car’s perspective, it is currently the basic, large family transport available at the most affordable price tag.

Maruti Suzuki Omni Style

The looks of the Car are hardly appealing on the style quotient. The overall design of the car is flat or like a Geometric figure(particularly, a box) which can also be determined from the dimensions of the car(3370x1410x1640 mm). It has got 12-Inch cross ply tires which are definitely not sufficient to maintain the grip on the road.

One of the unusual things about the car is its positioning of the engine which is mounted beneath the car which still gives a ground clearance of 165 mm. This basically allows using entire space of the car for utilizing the purpose. The Front includes two headlamps encapsulated in a contrasting bold border which further continues to the two horizontal lines surrounding the Maruti Suzuki symbol embossed at the center and a Black bumper integrated with side indicators.Check for Maruti Suzuki Omni price in Hyderabad at CarBing.

The sideways shows a collection of straight lines running through the shape of the Car with no peculiar characteristic and a fuelling point on the right side bottom corner. The rear doors and windows slide for an opening which again helps to utilize the small spaces for boarding or departing from the vehicle. The rear includes taillamps, indicators and a similar bumper to the front only with integrated reverse lamps.

Maruti Suzuki Omni Space

The micro-van is equipped available in 5- and 8-seater options. The car has a dual tone upholstery and sports the same old steering wheel. The 8-seater Omni is a bit cramped, while the 5-seater is specially designed for personal use. In detail, the car is packed with floor carpets, reclining front seats, a simple dashboard with cup holder and a large utility space for placing the items.

There are sliding doors, which are very comfortable to use. The car has good headroom and legroom as well. Nothing changes in terms of the interiors. The car sports the same meters and a glove box with a lock added. The limited version comes with some features, including four speakers, a CD player supporting an auxiliary port and seat covers.

Maruti Suzuki Omni Gearbox

Maruti Omni features 796cc 4-stroke 3-cylinder water cooled petrol engine that produces 33bhp and peak torque rated at 57Nm. The engine is mated to 4-speed manual gearbox that sends power to the rear wheels. The powertrain is not pleasing to drive if we compare it to the cars available today. But it does the decent job within the city premises while it is not a recommended highway cruiser.

As long as you don’t push the car beyond 80-90kmph, the vehicle feels stable. But after this point of speed, the engine starts banging. The safe speed of the car is under 70kmph but given the amount of safety features, it wouldn’t be safe to push this car above 60kmph.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.

Maruti Suzuki Omni Riding

The petrol engine feels under-powered, though, the refinement level is pretty decent. Fuel efficiency could be better. The vehicle gets unstable at high speeds. City driving dynamics is good. Ride is bouncy, and very uncomfortable on rough roads.Braking performance is mediocre. The MUV, except the front disc brakes and rear drum brakes, doesn’t get any electronic braking assistance.

Maruti Suzuki Omni Safety

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.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.To know more info on Maruti Suzuki Omni visit Origo2000

Maruti Suzuki Omni Price in Hyderabad

Maruti Suzuki Omni MPI Ambulance BS4 Ex-showroom Price is 3,30,117/- and On Road Price is 3,38,277/-. Maruti Suzuki Omni MPI Ambulance BS4 comes in 6 colours, namely Gray,Blue,Black,Red,Silver,White. Maruti Suzuki Omni MPI Ambulance BS4 comes with 4 Stroke Cycle with Water Cooled Displacement and 796 CC Cylinders with Maximum Power 3 and Peak Torque 34 bhp@5000 rpm DRIVE TRAIN 59 Nm@2500 rpm and reaches N/A . Maruti Suzuki Omni MPI Ambulance BS4 comes with Manual Transmission with 59 Nm@2500 rpm.

Maruti Suzuki Omni Round Up

This Maruti Suzuki Omni is one of the popular cars and it is perfectly ideal for those who transport a lot of things. It is complete van for storage and carrying needs. This is a car commercial purpose and mostly not good for family purposes.

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