Maruti Suzuki India announced that it will start sales of its first Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) – the Super Carry towards the end of August. Initially the vehicle will be sold in three cities – Ahmedabad, Kolkata and Ludhiana with a price tag of INR 4.03 lakh, 4.11 lakh and 4.01 lakh respectively (all ex-showroom).
According to the company, the Super Carry is high on performance and strength, comes with bigger loading area and better safety features. Super Carry will be available in diesel fuel option and comes in two widely preferred colours: Superior White and Silky Silver.
Powering the Super Carry is a 793 cc 2-cylinder diesel engine. With a peak power of 24 KW at 3500 rpm and maximum torque of 75 NM at 2000 rpm, the model is said to offer better load carrying capacity and pick up. This engine comes mated with the 5-speed manual transmission and offers a claimed fuel efficiency of 22.07 kmpl and a maximum speed of 80 Kmph.
The Super Carry come equipped with a charging socket, dual assist grip, odometer, trip meter, fuel meter, and digital clock, besides a provision for a stereo. A few other features include integrated rain guard and readily openable sliding back window glass.
The model is fitted with front disc brake and Load Sensing Proportioning Valve (LSPV) braking system that is said to provide better stability during braking. Additional rear reflectors, headlamp leveller and packaging of electrical parts enhance the safety of the occupant. For added safety, high tensile material limits intrusion inside cabin. The galvanised material in the chassis area provides better rust resistance.
Speaking on the occasion, R.S Kalsi, Executive Director (Marketing & Sales), Maruti Suzuki said, “Super Carry is designed and developed basis detailed research and understanding of customer requirements. It offers best of both the worlds –power and strength as well as carrying capacity. We are confident Super Carry will enhance the profitability of our customers. Super Carry will be initially available for sale in three cities: Ahmedabad, Kolkata and Ludhiana. It will be retailed through a dedicated ‘Commercial’ sales channel.”
Following are the specs for the Maruti Super Carry:
|Length||3800 mm||Max Power||24 KW @ 3500 rpm|
|Width||1562 mm||Max Torque||75 Nm @ 2000 rpm|
|Height||1868 mm||Wheel Base||2110 mm|
|Tyre Size||145R 12LT 8PR||Minimum Ground Clearance (unladen)||160 mm|
|Payload capacity||740 Kg|