Maruti Suzuki Starts Exporting Super Carry LCV, India Launch to Follow Soon
Published On May 30, 2016
India’s biggest manufacturer of passenger cars, Maruti Suzuki, has finally stepped into the commercial vehicle segment with its small commercial vehicle Super Carry. With many rumors doing rounds in the market about the India launch since months, the company has finally confirmed its launch date in Q2 2016-17. Exports of Super Carry have already started and the first lot of 100 Super Carry units is ready to sail off to South Africa and Tanzania.
Powered by G12 4-Cylinder petrol engine, these to-be-exported units churn out a decent 72 bhp power at 6,000 rpm and a peak torque of 101 Nm at 3,000 rpm. Once the first lot is delivered, Maruti Suzki India (MSI) will head towards other African and SAARC nations to increase its export market. The Indian version of Super Carry will be powered by the company’s self-developed 793cc 2-Cylinder E08 diesel powerhouse churning out 47 bhp power and 125 Nm torque.
Both petrol and diesel variants, however, will have the same payload capacity of 750 kg alongwith 1,490 mm load body width and 175 mm ground clearance. Overall length and width of Super Carry is 3,800 mm and 1,560 mm, respectively. The vehicle will be up against the market leader Tata Ace, Mahindra Jeeto and Piaggio Porter range once it's launched in Q2 of current fiscal year.
Maruti Suzuki also has plans to sell this vehicle in India through exclusive dealerships like it has done for its few cars namely S-Cross and Baleno which are being sold through Nexa dealerships. However, the company has kept details like ex-showroom price and areas where it will be launched first under the wraps as of now.