Suzuki Motor Corporation’s subsidiary, PT Suzuki Indomobil Motors in Indonesia, has officially launched the 2019 Suzuki Carry small commercial vehicle. It is updated to offer more cargo capacity, improved performance and better on board comforts. It is presented in three colour options of Superior White, Silky Silver and Real Black.
Offered in three variants of FD, FS AC/PS, WD and WD AC/PS, prices are at Rp. 135.6 Million (Rs 669,898) for FD, Rp. 144.1 million (Rs 711,270) for FD AC / PS, Rp. 136.6 million (Rs 674,250) for the WD and at Rp. 145.1 million (Rs 716,206) for the WD AC / PS.
The new Suzuki Carry measures 4,195 mm in length, 1,675 mm in width and 1,870 mm in height. Fuel tank is of 43 liter capacity. It gains a sharper stance as compared to its earlier counterpart with a new front grille design and redesigned headlamps.
The new Super Carry is also capable transporting more cargo with maximum capacity of 12 tonne with the wider load bay capable of access from all three sides. The driver’s cabin is also expanded to now accommodate upto 3 persons. Driver seat is adjustable and key features include power steering, air conditioning and an audio system.
Engine specifications on the Suzuki Carry include a K15B-C, 4 cylinder, 1,462cc engine offering 97 PS power at 5,600 rpm and 135 Nm torque at 4,400 rpm mated to a 5 speed transmission. Suspension is via MacPherson strut in the front and leaf rigid axle at the rear while it sits on 165/80R 13 tyres.
Suzuki Carry will be produced in Indonesia with initial production set at 70,000 units in FY19 and will be exported to over 100 countries. In India, the Super Carry LCV was launched in July 2016. It is priced just above the Rs. 4 lakhs and marked the automakers entry into the commercial vehicle sales with dedicated dealerships for the LCV across the country.
In recent times, the demand for the Super Carry is on the rise. In FY2019 sales stood at 23,874 units while the company exported 2,251 units of Super Carry to Africa. Maruti Suzuki has just announced that the company will discontinue the diesel variant of the Super Carry LCV from April 1, 2020. The company cites that upgrading the engine to a BS VI compliant engine will be uneconomical though upgrading the petrol and CNG variant will be more economically viable.