Maruti Suzuki recently started with exports for its new Light Commercial Vehicle, Super Carry to South Africa and Tanzania. The company also confirmed that it will be launched in India soon via a separate dealership network.
India’s largest car manufacturer, Maruti Suzuki has begun with exports of the Super Carry LCV to South Africa and Tanzania. The first lot of nearly 100 Super Carry Light Commercial Vehicles has been dispatched for shipment and is powered by a G12B petrol engine. Besides African markets the company also plans to export the Super Carry to SAARC nations and based on the feedback, Maruti Suzuki will explore export opportunities for Super Carry in other international markets as well.
The India launch for Super Carry is planned in the second quarter of the current fiscal, so expect a launch somewhere in October this year. To begin with, it will be launched in select parts of the country and will be sold via an exclusive retail channel. For the domestic market Super Carry will be powered by the E08 diesel engine. This is a 2-cylinder unit that develops around 47 BHP. The Super Carry will compete in Indian market with the likes of the Tata Ace and the Mahindra Jeeto series. It is expected to be priced around the Rs. 2-2.5 lakhs.
In 1982, Maruti had signed an agreement with Suzuki to manufacture LCVs in India, although the plan was shelved due to low demand. Coming forward to 2013, the company revealed that it would soon enter the LCV market in India with a new product launch in a 2 year time span. The Super Carry LCV is now all set to be launched in India which means that Maruti has stayed true to its promises to Suzuki according to the 1982 agreement and to its potential customers too. Subscribe to MWI on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for more such news.