We don't usually expect surprise debuts at the start of the year. Usually, automakers do a teaser campaign months or weeks before a launch. Suzuki decided to forgo all of that for one of their models.
Suzuki's first launch this year is the updated Carry. Granted, it's not the most exciting debut, but it's a vital vehicle for the brand. The Carry is Suzuki's best-selling commercial vehicle in Southeast Asia, so this minor model change is a big deal.
The changes to the mini-truck are minor. It's down to two exterior tweaks and an extra feature. For 2021, the Carry gets a revised look to the front end and not much else. The grille, which is non-functional, has a new pattern Suzuki amusingly calls the 'Hatched Axe'. Also, the bumper gets new moldings that incorporates a pair of faux bumperettes. As for the rest of it, it looks the same as the pre-facelift version.
So, what's that new feature in the Carry? Does it get a touchscreen or more amenities? Well, no, but Suzuki says it's an important safety feature for mini-haulers. If you have to guess it, your answer is probably wrong. Starting 2021, the Carry comes equipped with a fire extinguisher. Yes, you read that right, a fire extinguisher. We're curious if the local-spec Carry will have it standard, but it's a useful item to have in the vehicle.
The updated Carry is now on-sale in Indonesia. At the moment, there is no word when it will land here, but we're likely to see it in local showrooms eventually.