The van that has been serving the country since 1985. The van has been so versatile that it has found its application as a family car, a transporter, cargo van, ambulance and much more. Maruti Suzuki has sold close to 15.7 million units over the last three decades. The van still seems appealing to the masses. The latest application that we had seen of this van was at the Auto Expo 2014. The van was modified as a mobile cafe with amenities of an electric stove, fridge, etc.
The Omni is equipped with a three-cylinder, 800cc engine. The engine is placed below the front row seats. The four-speed engine powers the rear wheels. Maruti also offers CNG option with the Omni.
The Omni with its high loading capacity and a small engine makes it really underpowered. The engine can pull only a maximum of 34 bhp torque @5000 rpm.
The van is not all appealing in its looks. The box style body and sliding doors are the main aspects of this van. It is nothing special on the inside as well. The cabin is extremely spacious but there is nothing except for cheap plastics making it an extremely unpleasant place to be in.
The van lacks comfort which is not that bigger trade off for its applications. The 12 inch small wheels make the van prone to be toppled.
The Omni claims to deliver fuel economy of 16.8 Kmpl.