Maruti Suzuki, the Indian leading car manufacturer has contributed more than 48 percent of share in terms of sales in the passenger vehicle segment. Now, the company is interested in increasing its popularity in the commercial vehicle segment with the Super Carry LCV. Very recently, the light commercial vehicle has been unveiled in India and the latest reports cleared that the new Maruti Suzuki LCV will be exported to the South African and Tanzania markets.
The surprising news is the Indian-made small commercial vehicle is expected to be introduced in the South African market for the first time. Later, the Super Carry will be launched in the Indian market in the second quarter of the fiscal year 2017. Initially, the total 100 Super Carry vehicle has been dispatched from the production unit for shipment. Only the petrol variants of the Super Carry will be exported to two markets and powered by the G12B engine. The new LCV will go on sales in the next month in the African markets and also the company is thinking towards to introduce in the SAARC nations.
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By observing the demand in the African markets, the company will be introduced its LCV in some more international markets. The LCV will come with the payload capacity of 750kgs and measure 3800mm of length and 1560mm of width. The light commercial vehicle comes with the ground clearance of 175mm and the load bed is 1490mm in width.
The Super Carry LCV petrol and diesel versions will be offered in the Indian market, the petrol versions will be featured the four-cylinder G12B petrol engine, which has the maximum capacity to produce 72bhp of power at 6,000rpm and 101Nm torque at 3,000rpm. The vehicle comes with the five-speed manual gearbox as a standard transmission.
The diesel variants will be featured the two-cylinder 793cc diesel engine, which develops maximum outputs of 47bhp and 125Nm. The Maruti Suzuki LCV comes with the MacPherson struts and coil springs front suspension and the rear suspension with leaf springs. The model, which was codenamed as Y9T, has been disclosed in March 2016 at one of the Maruti Suzuki dealership's yard for the first time.
The Super Carry LCV will be retailed through the separate network in the Indian market after its market launch. The first commercial vehicle from Maruti Suzuki will compete with the Piaggio Porter and Tata Ace in the domestic CV market.
Expected launch in India: Q2 of FY 2017