Super Carry proves it’s super efficient
In a bid to test its newest workhorse and help those in need at the same time, Suzuki Auto South Africa devised the #SuperCarry750 challenge – in which it would drive a Suzuki Super Carry for 750 km, with a load of 750 kg, using fuel worth R750.
After some deliberation, the staff at Suzuki decided to help the Hospice in Port Shepstone and the call went out for contributions. Soon, a large load – including a couple of dishwashers and fresh paint – stood ready to be taken to the coastal town.
The team mapped a route of exactly 750 km from its head office and parts warehouse in Johannesburg to the Hospice in Port Shepstone. On Wednesday, August 17, the donation left Johannesburg and was delivered by the team that same afternoon.
After the delivery, the Super Carry covered another 156,2 km, using fuel that the team had bought in Johannesburg for R750, before the decision was taken to refuel.
“The Super Carry was the true hero of this challenge,” says Brendon Carpenter, assistant manager of sales training and development and the volunteer driver. “It soldiered on well beyond the 750 km target and didn’t chicken out at the very last minute like we did.
“The risk of running out of fuel in the dark, on the N2 between Amanzimtoti and who-knows-where, didn’t appeal to us. Still, even after we cut the total distance short, the Super Carry managed to achieve an average fuel consumption figure of just 6,7 l/100km for the entire trip.”
Featuring a carrying capacity of 750 kg and a 2,1-m long load bay, the Suzuki Super Carry currently retails for R129 900.