India's largest car-maker Maruti Suzuki is all set to foray into the light commercial vehicle segment in the country. Its first vehicle for the segment has been named as Super Carry and it will go on sale in the domestic market soon, the auto major informed in a statement.
Maruti Suzuki already dispatched the first lot of nearly 100 Super Carry for shipment. These units will be exported to South Africa and Tanzania. Besides African markets, the company also plans to export the Super Carry to the SAARC countries. The export spec Super Carry is powered by the G12B four-cylinder petrol engine that develops 72bhp at 6,000rpm and 101Nm of torque at 3,000rpm, mated to five-speed manual transmission.
For India, the Super Carry will be powered by the E08 diesel engine. This is the same unit placed in the Celerio hatchback. Suzuki's self-developed 793cc, 2-cylinder diesel mill has the capacity to pump out 47bhp and 125Nm of peak torque. The company will set up a separate retail channel in the Indian market, exclusively for the Super Carry.
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. 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.
The Super Carry LCV, which is popularly known by its codename Y9T, has been snapped at a dealership stockyard in India in March. The first commercial vehicle of Maruti Suzuki will go up against Tata Ace and Piaggio Porter range in India.