Maruti Suzuki Omni is the cheapest micro-van in the Indian market. Not much has changed in the external design since it was launched in 1985. There is no radiator grille, but there are body bumpers. The front is plain except for the windshield and rectangular headlamps. The side profile is dominated by two rear sliding doors. The Omni comes with a 5 and 8 seat option. The upholstery is dual tone which adds colour to the interior. There is enough leg room for passengers. Good quality fabric is used on the seats and flooring.

Maruti Suzuki Omni comes with a petrol engine that produces 786 cc and a power output of 32 bhp along with torque of 57 Nm. You can also opt for an LPG engine.

The engine makes the Omni unique. It follows a front mid - engine rear wheel drive layout that creates space for passengers and cargo. This also puts the engine right underneath the passenger seat.

The car comes with basic accessories like cup holders and a glove box. The brakeage system consists of disc brakes at the front and drum brakes at the rear. The small turning radius allows the car to be easily maneuverable, especially around tight corners. Seat belts and a high impact beam make up the safety features of Maruti Suzuki Omni.

Tata Venture and Maruti Suzuki Eeco are its main competitors. Maruti Suzuki Omni beats them by being more affordable and having a higher elevation from the ground.

Petrol Variants

1. Maruti Suzuki Omni MPI Cargo BSIV

2. Maruti Suzuki Omni MPI STD BSIV

3. Maruti Suzuki Omni E MPI STD BSIV

4. Maruti Suzuki Omni MPI Ambulance BSIV

LPG Variant

1. Maruti Suzuki Omi LPG STD BSIII 5-STR W/Immobiliser

Variants Ex-Showroom Price
2.56 Lakhs Get on road price
2.58 Lakhs Get on road price

Our Verdict

The iconic, history-making, the Maruti Suzuki Omni has been around from the 1980s and it is still around. A versatile, practical vehicle that suits many needs and makes many fitments, it serves as a cargo carrier, as much a people vehicle; it serves as a taxi and even an ambulance. Coupled with roomy interiors and sliding doors, it has become a part of the automotive landscape. But its basic interiors, bad seating, bouncy feeling, no safety features and no air conditioning are a couple of its downsides. Buts its extensive usage, pricing and being a city vehicle, ensures the cash registers are still ringing.