Suzuki Super Carry
The Super Carry will be manufactured in India for global and domestic markets. Pictured: Suzuki Super CarrySuzuki Auto SA

Japanese car-maker Suzuki has unveiled a light commercial vehicle (LCV) christened the Super Carry. The LCV will go on sale in South Africa first and will be made in India. Suzuki claims the Super Carry will offer "exceptional load carrying capacity linked to low running costs." The LCV has been priced 129,900 rand (Rs. 5.58 lakh, approximately) and its launch in South Africa will take place next month.

The Super Carry boasts a payload capacity of 750 kg. The load bed measures 1,490mm in width and the vehicle comes with 175mm ground clearance. The LCV requires a turning circle of 8.6 metre. Under the hood, the Super Carry is powered by the GB14 four-cylinder petrol engine that develops 72bhp at 6,000rpm and 101Nm of torque at 3,000rpm, mated to five-speed manual transmission.

The Super Carry comes with MacPherson struts and coil springs front suspension and leaf springs at the rear. The LCV measures 3,800mm in length and 1,560mm in width.

"We're delighted to introduce Suzuki Super Carry to the SA market. It arrives at a time when cost efficiency, affordability and value for money are key requirements for small businesses and entrepreneurs seeking an efficient, versatile and robust utility vehicle," said Charl Grobler, manager of product planning and sales at Suzuki Auto SA, in statement.

The Super Carry LCV, which is popularly known by its codename Y9T, has been snapped at a dealership stockyard in India in March. Maruti Suzuki is expected to launch the Super Carry in India soon. The first commercial vehicle of Maruti Suzuki will go up against Tata Ace and Piaggio Porter range in India.