The latest spyshots confirm that Maruti Super Carry will indeed be the name of the upcoming Tata Ace rival. The vehicle carries its badge just below the front windshield.
Suzuki Carry is a long standing commercial vehicle nameplate which is popular in Japan. New JDM Carry is completely different from what India is going to get. From the looks of it, Suzuki Carry appears to be mechanically related to Omni to some some extent.
The loading bay has its dimensions comparable to its rivals Tata Ace, Mahindra Maxximo and Ashok Leyland Dost. It is expected to have a payload capacity of close to 1 tonne.
Powering the LCV will be the new 800 cc twin-cylinder homegrown diesel engine that also powers Celerio. Under the hatchback’s hood the oil burner develops 47 PS and 125 Nm of torque but it is likely to be tweaked for load carrying application. CNG variant would use Eeco’s 1.2-litre four-cylinder engine with an estimated output of 40-50 PS. Expect the diesel engine to have a fuel economy of nearly 30 kmpl.
Maruti is expected to price Super Carry between INR 2.5-3.0 lakhs (ex-showroom). Given that the prototype is production ready, launch should take place sooner than later.