maruti suzuki launches two new cars in bhutan


The new WagonR (top) and the Eeco (below) have entered the small car segment in the country and the price begins from Nu 327,500

Zimdra Automobiles will be adding a new car to the family car segment with the launch of the new WagonR in Phuentsholing today.

The price begins from Nu 365,000 and it increases with different features and variants. Zimdra will be providing services and a one-year warranty.

The new 2010 WagonR will hit the Bhutanese roads four months after Maruti Suzuki launched the car in India in April.

The new car boasts of Suzuki’s new K10B engine which was set up in its A-Star model. The company is claiming the new 998cc three-cylinder engine to provide a fuel efficiency of 18.9 km a liter under ideal conditions.

The car has a new interior look with revised safety features like ABS, airbags, defoggers and fog lamps. The car has added 40mm to its wheelbase and about 100mm to its overall length and in doing so it has increased interior space and added to the car’s practicality with convenience of tilt adjustable steering.

Recently, Zimdra Automobiles also launched another Maruti family car, Eeco. The different variants of the car are priced between Nu 327,500 and 345,900.

The five to seven seater car has a powerful 73 BHP engine and is based on the platform from Maruti Versa but the new car has different features from Versa. The Eeco has improved features and Maruti hopes to do better than versa which received a relatively low response from the market.

The Eeco boasts of a mileage of 15.1km a liter and is supported by the new Engine Management System that enhances its fuel competency.

The Maruti Eeco has a composed look, bold design and stylish body graphics that craft it groovy too. It comes in six colors: metallic midnight black, mettalic blue blaze, bright red, mettalic glistening grey, mettalic silky silver and superior white. The cars has sliding doors similar to Maruti Suzuki’s Omni.

Both the WagonR and the Eeco are appropriate choices for middle-income group class and are expected to compete with Maruti’s own variants like the Alto and other cars like Hyundai’s Santro car.