Suzuki introduces its first LCV in SA
An all-new, 11th-generation Suzuki Super Carry compact bakkie is set to make its world début this month – and South Africa is the first market worldwide (outside of India) to introduce the newcomer. The new-generation Super Carry also becomes the first light commercial vehicle (LCV) to be introduced by Suzuki Auto SA.
The ultra-compact bakkie, with its cab-over design and large load deck, should attract small business owners and entrepreneurs seeking a lightweight, user-friendly workhorse with exceptional load carrying capacity linked to low running costs.
A payload of 750 kg is coupled with a 2,18 m length and best-in-class load bay width of 1,49 m. Ground clearance of 175 mm allows the bakkie to traverse challenging terrain, while dimensions of just 3,8 m (l) x 1,56 m (w) and a turning circle of just 8,6 m ensures exceptional agility and manoeuvrability.
The Suzuki GB14 four-cylinder petrol engine produces 54 kW at 6 000 r/min and 101 Nm torque 3 000 r/min, driving through a five-speed manual powering the rear wheels. The company claims that the Super Carry is the most fuel-efficient vehicle in its class.
“The Super Carry arrives at a time when cost efficiency, affordability and value for money are key requirements for small businesses and entrepreneurs seeking an efficient, versatile and robust utility vehicle,” says Charl Grobler, manager of product planning and sales at Suzuki Auto SA.
The new Suzuki Super Carry is produced in India for the local market and goes on sale through Suzuki’s national dealer network from June at a recommended retail launch price of R129 900, including a three-year/100 000 km warranty.