Powered by a petrol engine.
These are the first images of the Maruti Super Carry (Suzuki Super Carry), which will have South Africa as its its launch market. In South Africa, the launch will take place in June 2016, where the Super Carry is priced at 129,900 Rand (INR 5.58 lakhs).
Interestingly, India will manufacture and export the Super Carry to South Africa, among other markets. Suzuki Auto SA hopes to attract small business owners and entrepreneurs with the Super Carry.
Coming to numbers, the Super Carry has a payload rating of 750 kg. The Tata Ace-rival is 3.8 meters long and 1.56 meters wide, and features a load deck measuring 2.18 x 1.49 meters. It has a ground clearance of 175 mm and a turning cycle of 8.6 meters diameter.
It rides on an independent front suspension featuring MacPherson struts and coil springs while a rigid axle and leaf springs perform duty at the rear.
The South African-spec Super Carry is powered by the 1.2-liter GB14 four-cylinder petrol engine with multi-point fuel injection. It develops 72 hp at 6,000 rpm and 101 Nm of torque at 3,000 rpm and is paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox driving the rear wheels. Suzuki claims the Super Carry is the "most fuel-efficient vehicle in its class". It comes with a 3-year, 100,000 km warranty.
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Maruti is expected to launch the Super Carry in the Indian market this calendar year. In India though, the Super Carry is expected to get the 0.8-liter twin-cylinder diesel engine used on the Celerio. A CNG/LPG option is also expected.