Maruti Suzuki, after months of speculations and delays, has finally announced their first light commercial vehicle (LCV), called as the Super Carry. Earlier codenamed as the Y9T, the LCV is also being exported to Africa. Set to be priced at Rs 4.01 lakhs (ex-showroom, Ludhiana), the Super Carry will be initially available only in the cities of Ludhiana, Kolkata (ex-showroom Rs 4.11 lakhs) and Ahmedabad (ex-showroom Rs 4.03).
Powering the Super Carry is the same 793 cc twin cylinder diesel mill churning out a modest 33 PS of maximum power at 3,500 rpm and 75 Nm of peak torque at 2,000 rpm. Mated to this is a 5 speed manual gearbox which can propel it to a top speed of 80 kmph. In comparison, the Celerio churns out 47.6 PS of power and 125 Nm of torque. Fuel efficiency too has dropped to 22.07 kmpl from 27.62 kmpl in the hatchback.
The Super Carry has been developed with an investment of 300 crores and will be distributed by the newly introduced commercial channel. The maximum payload has been rated at 740 kilos. The low loading bay and wide body with 3.25 square metre of area will be a help for the customers. It gets a load sensing proportioning valve braking system to provide greater stability during braking. It measures 3,800 mm in length, 1,562 mm in width and 1,868 mm in terms of overall height. The ground clearance is a decent 160 mm.
The driver’s cabin has been made spacious and gets several ergonomically designed features like flat and extended co-passenger seat with a thick glass fibre heat shield for better heat insulation and NVH levels. Other features include a mobile charging socket, dual assist grip, odometer, trip meter, fuel meter, and digital clock, besides provision for a stereo. Also included are an integrated rain guard, readily openable sliding back window glass, and a conveniently located spare wheel carrier.
The Super Carry will be available in two colour schemes:
- Superior White
- Silky Silver
In terms of warranty, it gets covered for 2 years or 72,000 km (whichever is earlier).