Maruti Suzuki is certainly the biggest passenger car maker of the country. From last several years Maruti Suzuki was planing to launch its first light commercial vehicle ‘Super Carry pick up’ in India but the plan delayed due to some technical reasons in India. The Maruti Suzuki Super Carry will initially launch in South Africa, Jordan and Tanzania with 1.2 petrol motor only while earlier it was planned to launch with 792cc diesel engine as well.
Maruti Suzuki Super Carry can carry a payload of 750 Kg. Dimensionally the vehicle is 3800 mm in length and 1560 mm in width. The payload deck of the Super Carry comes measuring at 2180 mm x 1490 mm. The vehicle has a ground clearance of 175 mm, which enables it to run on a bit rough road as well. Turning radius of the Maruti Suzuki Super carry is 3.8 meters. The vehicle has a twin door single compartment which can capacitated three persons including the driver.
Power source for Maruti Suzuki Super Carry is a 1.2 litre GB14 four cylinder multi point fuel injection petrol engine which is paired with a 5 speed manual gearbox. The powertrain is capable to churn out 72 bhp of peak power at 6000 rpm and 101 Nm of peak torque at 3000 rpm. Suzuki claims this vehicle is the most fuel economic model in its class.
The India spec Super Carry will feature a smaller 0.8 litre twin cylinder fuel efficient engine which works under the hood of the Maruti Suzuki Celerio. There would be a CNG/LPG option for the India spec Maruti Suzuki Super Carry as well. The suspension duty is done by McPherson struts and coil springs at the front while the rear sports rigid axle and leaf springs.
With the Maruti Suzuki Super Carry Suzuki is expecting to grab attention of the small business owners. The Super Carry pick up will be manufactured in India and exported to the overseas markets including South Africa. It will be priced at 129900 Rand which is equivalent to Rs. 5.58 lakh in South Africa. The vehicle would be launched in Indian market in coming year’s. In South Africa the vehicle comes with 3 years, 1 lakh kilometers warranty.