Maruti Suzuki has completely confirmed to carandbike that the Omni won’t make it past October 2020 when the Bharat New Autos Security Evaluation Program (BNVSAP) will kick in. Chatting with carandbike on the sidelines of the corporate’s Q2 and half yearly outcomes, R C Bhargava, Chairman, Maruti Suzuki India stated, “There are particular fashions that can’t be made prepared to satisfy the upcoming security norms and we should discontinue them, Maruti Omni being one among them. The Maruti 800 was an important mannequin for us however we needed to discontinue it, in the same method we may also discontinue the Omni.”
The design of the Maruti Suzuki Omni being a flat entrance lacks the structural integrity to adapt to the brand new crash norms. It can’t be fitted with crumple zones to soak up the influence in case of a collision. Different merchandise below scanner are the Eeco Van and the entry-level Alto 800 hatchback. Maruti Suzuki is sustaining that its staff is engaged on their design and are attempting to ensure the vehicles adjust to the upcoming security requirements. “It’s not that the Eeco and Alto 800 can’t be made prepared to satisfy the security requirements. They’ll require in depth improvement and we are attempting to prepared them for the upcoming security norms,” added Bhargava.
The Maruti Suzuki Omni was launched in 1984 and since then has seen the sunshine of the day and that too with out a lot moderation. Within the 34 years of its life span, Maruti has given the Omni solely two facelifts- first in 1998 when it bought the squared headlamps and a touch wider stance after which in 2005 when its face was tweaked and it bought a brand new dashboard.
It was powered by a 796cc, three-cylinder engine mated to a four-speed transmission that sends the ability to the rear wheels. The zero.Eight-litre engine is similar that use to energy the Maruti Suzuki 800 and produces 35 bhp and 59 Nm of peak torque.