Suzuki Launches Super Carry SCV in South African Market
Published On Jun 20, 2016
After starting exports a few weeks ago from India, Suzuki has finally launched its only small commercial vehicle (SCV) Super Carry in the South African market under its dealership network Suzuki Auto South Africa (SASA). The African nation is the first market outside manufacturing market India where Super Carry has been launched. It’s the eleventh generation of Suzulight small truck launched in Japan back in the year 1961.
Offering 750 kg payload capacity with 2,180 mm load body length, 4,300 mm turning circle radius and ground clearance of 175 mm, this SCV is fit for city-based transportation. Backed by the company’s GB14 four-cylinder petrol motor, Super Carry churns out decent 72 bhp power @ 6,000 rpm and 101 Nm torque @ 3,000 rpm.
The mini truck has rear wheel drive layout with 5-speed manual transmission gearbox. The vehicle has spacious cabin with decent leg room and load body can be customized as well. Priced at 129,000 South African Rand, SASA will be selling Super Carry through 36 of its total 42 dealerships. Initially, SASA aims to sell 80 units this month across the country.
SASA Product Planning and Sales Manager Mr. Charl Grobler feels very ecstatic about Super Carry’s performance and says that the vehicle is guaranteed to boost the profitability of small businesses in the country. Mr. Charl Grobler said, “The light commercial vehicle market represents a significant part of the total industry and Suzuki is always looking to introduce new models into growing market segments.” He further added, “It arrives at a time when cost efficiency, affordability and value for money are key requirements for small businesses and entrepreneurs seeking an efficient, versatile and robust utility vehicle.”
The vehicle also comes with a warranty of 100000 km/36 months. While Super Carry holds a lot of promise for the South African market, what remains to be seen is when and whether the much anticipated mini truck manages to penetrate the already congested SCV market in India. However, Super Carry launch is expected soon in India.