The country’s largest car maker, Maruti Suzuki launched its first ever Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV), the Super Carry, which will be sold in 3 cities initially – Ahmadabad, Kolkata and Ludhiana.
Priced at Rs. 4.03 lakh, the Super Carry will borrow the 0.8-litre two-cylinder diesel engine from the Maruti Celerio. A total of 2 widely preferred shades are on offer: Superior White and Silky Silver. Measuring 3,800 mm in length, 1,562 mm in width and 1,868 mm in height, it has a wheelbase of 2,110 mm and a ground clearance of 160 mm.
According to the company, the Super Carry comes equipped with a lighter steering wheel, which makes it easier to drive in city traffic (4.3m turning radius) as well as bad terrains. Pay load capacity of Super Carry stands at 740 kgs, while its long wheelbase of 2110 mm not only helps in better stability, but also to load larger items (loading area = 3.25 sq mt).
Powered by an 793 cc, twin-cylinder diesel engine which develops 32 BHP @ 3,500 rpm and 75 Nm of torque @ 2,000 rpm. Mated to a 5-speed manual transmission, the engine delivers a fuel efficiency of 22.07 KMPL and has a top speed of 80 KMPH. The suspension system is handled by independent MacPherson struts and coil springs in the front and a rigid axle with leaf springs at the rear.
Noteworthy features include a mobile charging socket, dual assist grip, and a provision for a stereo. The instrument cluster consists of an odometer, trip meter, fuel gauge, and a digital clock. The Super Carry is offered with a standard warranty of 2 years / 72,000 km (whichever is earlier). It will be sold through a dedicated commercial sales channel.
The Super Carry competes with the likes of Mahindra Maxximo and Tata Ace.
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