Marcus De Guzman / Marcus De Guzman | October 27, 2016 15:51
Suzuki enters utility vehicle segment with turbo-diesel Super Carry
After being previewed at this year's Philippine International Motor Show, Suzuki Philippines (SPH) has officially launched the all-new Super Carry DDiS.
Now powered by a turbo-diesel powertrain, Suzuki claimed that the mini utility vehicle will consume less fuel while still being able to deliver sufficient pulling power for carrying cargo or ferrying people.
“Super Carry is brought to the Philippine market with the objective of improvig business processes and operations especially among small and medium sized businesses which comprise more than 90-percent of the overall in the country. We seek to help more businesses flourish and reach their maximum potential and what better way is there than through this reliable workhorse,” said Shuzo Hoshikura, Suzuki Philippines general manager for automobiles.
The Super Carry still has the familiar shape that Suzuki claimed is honest and simple. It gets an unpainted front bumper, halogen headlights and a bigger windshield. The Super Carry is also relatively higher than the old model as well. Size-wise, the Super Carry truck model measures 3,800mm long, 1,562mm wide, 1883mm tall and has a 2,110mm wheelbase.
The cargo bed, on the other hand, comes in at 2,183mm long, 1,488mm wide and has a bed height of 300mm. It weighs in at 865 kg while maximum payload is rated at 735kg (including 2 passengers). Gross weight is at 1,600 kg.
Inside, it can seat two while the driver's seat is slide adjustable up to 90mm. The Super Carry also has plenty of cubbyholes, pockets and storage bins. To reduce engine heat intrusion, it gets thick fiberglass heat shields underneath the seats. Also, it has thick bulb/balloon type weather strips to reduce noise, vibration and harshness (NVH). The rear window can be opened as well for better ventilation.
In-car entertainment is provided by a 1-DIN audio system that comes with two built-in speakers and LCD display. It supports AM/FM radio, USB, Aux and SD card. It also has a 12V socket for recharging gadgets.
As previously mentioned, the new Super Carry is now propelled by a 793cc, two-cylinder, Euro 4 compliant turbo-diesel. It benefits from DOHC and direct injection, allowing the motor to produce 32 PS at 3500 rpm and 75 Nm of torque at 2000 rpm. It is then married to a 5-speed manual gearbox that drives the rear wheels. Also, it has a claimed average fuel consumption of 22.07 km/l.
The Super Carry sits on independent MacPherson struts with coil springs at the front while the rear is equipped with rigid axles with leaf springs.
Over to safety, the Super Carry has ventilated front disc brakes and rear drum brakes with sensing proportioning valves for stabilized braking under different load conditions. It even gets 3-point emergency locking retractor seatbelts, lock-on fuel tank cap, secured spare tire mounting bracket and a provision lock for the battery. Completing it all are the high-mounted air intake duct, integrated rain guards and rope hooks.
Pricing of the new Super Carry DDiS are as follows:
Super Carry Truck – PhP 479,000
Super Carry Cargo Van – PhP 529,000
Super Carry Jeepney Body – Php 550,000
Super Carry Utility Van – PhP 565,000