Spied – Maruti Y9T LCV (Tata Ace rival) surfaces without camouflage

Posted on: Jul 17, 2014 - 2:18pm IST

After the previous spyshots of the body shell revealed the design of Maruti Y9T, the company’s first stab at the LCV segment, an undisguised test mule has been caught testing by Gaadiwaadi.com.

Maruti Y9T LCV spied front three quarters
The Maruti Y9T LCV would rival the Tata Ace and the Mahindra Maxximo.
Suzuki Futura
The Suzuki Y9T is nothing but a modernized and localized old Suzuki Futura pickup.

The upcoming LCV would debut Maruti’s first homegrown diesel engine which is a 800 cc two cylinder unit. The punitive oil burner would go on to power the automaker’s small cars like the Celerio, suggest media reports. In addition to the diesel engine, the cargo carrier would also be offered with a CNG engine.

The Maruti Y9T was said to be based on the Suzuki Carry LCV that is available in the Japanese market but spyshots suggest that it is a localized version of the old JDM Suzuki Futura pickup.

Maruti Y9T LCV spied rear three quarter
The size of the loading bay is comparable to that of its rivals.

The size of the loading bay is in the ballpark of its rivals, the Tata Ace and the Mahindra Maxximo, meaning the payload capacity would be 700 kg – 850 kg. The wheels seem to be 12-inchers and the rear suspension is adopts a leaf springs setup which is a norm in its segment.

The Y9T is expected to be launched early next year.

Maruti Y9T LCV – Spyshot Gallery

[Spy images from Gaadiwaadi.com]

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One thought on “Spied – Maruti Y9T LCV (Tata Ace rival) surfaces without camouflage

  1. Dr. Nayak says:

    Hi Nithyanandh,
    Isn’t this an Insult to millions of Indian engineers from the nation engineers and programmers? Is Suzuki doing this just to prove that we don’t have good designers, and the products designed in the land of raising sun are better? The design looks like a vehicle from 1980 B grade horror movies. Glad that I am not associated with the Gurgoan auto region but more in tune with the Vada-pav region of the auto belt.


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As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!