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Maruti Suzuki Omni
- Practical van that has a tiny footprint
- Good fuel economy
- Very affordable
Could be Better
- No crash protection
- Needs more power
- Lack of creature comfort features
The Omni was one of the first high roof vans in India to perform varied roles like a people-mover, ambulance, courier-delivery vehicle etc. Now, 34 years on, it continues to be powered by a weak 35bhp petrol/CNG engine, has a four-speed gearbox and tiny wheels. It is a basic van that does practicality well but one that has no crash protection and is well past its prime.
There’s little that you will find appealing on the style quotient. The Omni has a mono-box design and is more or less flat all through. The build quality is atrocious and sound insulation is minimal. The story is equally bad on the inside. Plastics that look and feel cheap, a barebones interior and no creature comfort whatsoever make the time spent behind the wheel a torture.
The engine is mounted underneath the front seats and powers the rear wheels. The gearshift does not make things any better while the car is dangerously under-tyred; those 12-inch cross-ply tyres’ road-holding isn’t good at all. The Omni’s safety and handling aspects are best left unsaid. There’s only a few centimeters of thin sheet-metal and plastic separating you from anything that you hit. Ride and handling are nowhere in today’s league.
The interior space is good, but the seat comfort is rubbish owing to lack of proper bolstering and padding. Ingress and egress however is not a concern and the sliding doors at the rear make for a good experience, however, the same cannot be said about the sliding windows.
Underpowered, uninspiring in all ways, no safety to speak of and quite badly built, the Omni is one car which is good only for a point-A-to-B run, with risk levels being too high. Not recommended.
Maruti Suzuki Omni Colours
Omni is available/sold in the following colours in India.
Maruti Suzuki Omni in News
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