The box-fresh Suzuki Eeco has launched in South Africa, with the local arm of the Japanese automaker releasing pricing and spec for its compact panel van. See pricing below…

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“The Eeco has been highly anticipated by our customers in the know. Like the Super Carry, it offers fuel-efficient point-to-point transport of goods at the lowest possible price. Unlike its pick-up sibling, however, the Eeco has all the benefits of a panel van and all the safety of its entry-level passenger vehicle sibs,” said Brendon Carpenter, Brand Marketing Manager of Suzuki Auto South Africa.

The Eeco measures 3 675 mm nose to tail, 1 475 mm in width, and has a wheelbase of 2 350 mm. The load bay measures 1 620 mm in length, 1 300 mm in width and 1 070 mm in height. The ground clearance is 160 mm. Carrying two passengers and when fully fueled, the Eeco has a load-carrying capacity of 615 kg.

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A steel grid partition is fitted between the load bay and the front compartment. The large roof-to-bumper rear door and two side sliding doors can be operated independently.

The front suspension arrangement is of the McPherson strut variety, while a three-link rigid axle can be found at the rear. The Eeco sits on 13-inch wheels.

Regarding specification, the Eeco features a digital instrument cluster, air conditioning and a 12 V power socket. Rear parking sensors are included. Two speakers and an antenna are also included in preparation for a radio. Safety items include two airbags, ABS, EBD and ESP.

The Eeco is powered by a 1.2-litre four-cylinder petrol engine producing 59 kW and 104 Nm of torque, available from 6 000 r/min and 3 000 r/min, respectively. Suzuki claims an average fuel consumption figure of 5.4 L/100 km. A five-speed manual gearbox sends power to the rear wheels.

PRICING

The Suzuki Eeco is priced at R199 900. Pricing includes a three-year/100 000 km warranty.