Maruti Suzuki Super Carry to Launch this Year
Published On Jul 26, 2016
The much delayed small commercial vehicle (SCV) Super Carry from India’s foremost vehicle manufacturer Maruti Suzuki is now scheduled to be launched in the domestic market in the current year. There have been many rumours about its launch date which, despite many speculations, hasn’t seen the light of the day yet. However, this time the confirmation of launch is directly from the chairman’s desk. The SCV would be the first from Maruti Suzuki in cargo commercial vehicle segment and will serve as the goods carrier for up to 1 tonne of load.
The reason behind this delay was the company’s inability to understand the load factor which was later brought into the light during testing of the prototype in 2014. Confirming this year’s launch, Mr. R C Bhargava, Chairman, Maruti Suzuki, said, “We will be launching the new LCV this year itself.” The vehicle will be available in two engine options of 800 cc diesel and 1,200 cc CNG. The 800 cc diesel motor is the smallest motor available in the country which also powers Maruti Suzuki’s Celerio hatchback car.
The company has already started exporting the Super Carry by shipping off 100 units to South Africa and Tanzania. Maruti Suzuki has, however, delayed the launch but the current time looks good for Super Carry as the SCV segment sales are back. Also, the prediction of more than normal monsoon is expected to drive the sales of commercial vehicles in every segment throughout the country.
Maruti Suzuki's LCV Super Carry has been launched with new dedicated dealerships. Initially, it will be sold in three cities, Ludhiana, Kolkata and Ahmedabad at a starting ex-showroom price of INR 4.01 lakh (Ludhiana). The company has already opened a new dealership channel similar to Nexa to sell Super Carry. The sales, however, will commence from this month only. It will be offered in two colours, Superior White and Superior Silver. The new dealerships will also offer customers a Corporate ID that will promote transparancy and openess throughout the process.