Maruti Suzuki, the country's largest car-maker, continues testing its light commercial vehicle (LCV) codenamed Y9T in India. A new prototype of Maruti LCV has been snapped while undergoing its test, suggesting that the model could make its debut soon.
Caught on camera by GaadiWaadi, LCV Y9T, which is reportedly christened 'Super Carry', is expected to make its India debut in May. The LCV that was caught on camera numerous times is now seen without any camouflage.
Speaking of the new Maruti LCV, the engine line-up of the LCV is likely to include the company's indigenously developed 800cc, two-cylinder diesel engine, which will also power the company's upcoming Celerio diesel model. There have also been rumours that the LCV will get a CNG version later in the year.
When launched, LCV will be rivalling the likes of Tata Ace and Mahindra Maxximo. Other details about the vehicle are scanty at this point of time. The Y9T LCV will mark Maruti's foray into the LCV segment.
It was reported earlier that Maruti will be producing only 80,000 units of the LCV in the first year at its Gurgaon plant as the LCV market in the country is weak at this point. The company will expand the production later on, once it gauge the market response.
The LCV segment in India reported a 17% decline in sales in 2014 compared to 2013.