‘Super’ name dropped while being super inside.
Suzuki Philippines (SPH) has unveiled its latest generation of its workhorse, the Carry, at the Filinvest Tent in Muntinlupa City last September 24. While it may have dropped the “Super” name, the new vehicle carries more usability and comfort than its predecessor.
The new Carry’s design is now simpler than previous generation, while still following the design philosophy of the brand’s trucks, exuding durability, simplicity and its reliability as a workhorse. The standard truck bed option, which is wider and longer than the previous model, has a payload capacity of 940 kilograms, with 22 rope hooks keeping the cargo in check. Cargo van and utility van bodies are also offered to suit business needs and specifications, such as mini-PUV, refrigerated van and a food truck.
Improvements inside the cabin can be seen as well, with with a wider legroom and a seating position. The shift lever is now situated on the dashboard to provide better ergonomics. For the first time, airconditioning has been offered as standard. Powering the new Carry is the a version of the 1.5 liter K15B-C engine derived from the Ertiga and Jimny, that produced 95 horsepower at 5600 rpm and 135Nm of torque at 4400 rpm, mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.
“Filipinos are a hard-working people. The all-new Suzuki Carry is engineered to match the level of dedication Filipinos put into their businesses. We designed this new workhorse vehicle to deliver any business requirements with efficiency and power to do more. With the all-new Suzuki Carry, we extend the Suzuki Way of Life! to small and medium enterprises and be a part of their journey to success,” SPH General Manager Keiichi Suzuki said in a statement.
The new Carry will start at PHP 509,000 for the Carry truck, PHP 576,000 for the Carry Cargo Van, and PHP 614,000 for the Carry Utility Van. The Cargo Van and Utility van bodies are built by local bodybuilder Centro Manufacturing Corporation, while the flat bed is manufactured and assembled in-house in its manufacturing plant in Indonesia.
Text/Images by Alain Geronimo