Maruti Suzuki's first light commercial vehicle (LCV )Y9T is likely to be named 'Super Carry', claims a new report.
A recent report in Business Standard, citing a top company executive says that Maruti Suzuki is planning to launch 'Super Carry' in the Indian market in the second quarter this year. Initially, it will be confining sales of its LCV to gauge the market's response.
Maruti is likely to produce 80,000 units of the LCV in the first year, at its Gurgaon plant.
"The LCV project is on schedule, it comes every quarter to the board. The LCV market in India is very weak at the moment, so making a big show of it doesn't make sense. We will have fewer dealerships. (Production) can go up to 1 lakh, but initial production will be much lower," the report quoted chairman RC Bhargava as saying.
The LCV segment in India reported a 17 percent decline in sales in 2014 compared to that in 2013.
Speaking of the new 'Super Carry', the engine line-up of the LCV is likely to include company's self developed 800cc, two-cylinder diesel engine, which will also power the company's upcoming Celerio diesel. We also hear that the company will be introducing a CNBG version of the same model later in the year.
Other details about the vehicle are scanty at this point of time. When launched, LCV will be rivalling Tata Ace and Mahindra Maxximo.