The world 'luxury' isn't exactly the first word that springs to mind when somebody mentions the Suzuki Carry. The small pick-up is all about utility and it only really has one purpose in mind: to haul either people or cargo. So it's a bit of a surprise that Suzuki launched a more 'luxurious' version of the mini-truck.
It's simply dubbed the Carry Luxury and it's been launched in Indonesia. No, it doesn't transform the utilitarian into a leather-lined cruiser, but Suzuki added some cosmetic bits to the exterior to make it look less like a workhorse.
So, what's been changed? For starters, the grill has been tweaked to look like the Vitara's. Also, the front bumpers are now painted, whereas the standard model's aren't. To further spruce up the exterior, there are decals on the bed of the small truck, and the word 'Suzuki' stamped on the tailgate is finished in black to let the name pop out a bit more.
Aside from those mentioned, Suzuki gave the Carry Luxury more chrome bits. The grill, is finished in chrome, and so are the door handles and side mirror caps. Even the wheel covers of the steel rims have been given the same treatment.
As for the equipment list, it is identical to the 'non-luxury' Carry. That means it comes with air-conditioning, adjustable seats, a 1-DIN radio, power steering, and loads of storage bins. There are, however, more optional accessories available in the Carry Luxury. These include an additional 12v socket, door visors, rubber matting, spare tire carrier retainer, and a cover for the radio and upper tray.
The Carry Luxury has two bed configurations available, namely Wide Deck (dropside) or Flat Deck (standard). Power, on the other hand, comes courtesy of a 1.5-liter engine, just like the ones we have here. It's good for 95 PS and 135 Nm of torque which then shifts through a five-speed manual transmission. Despite its size, Suzuki says the Carry Luxury can still haul up to one ton worth of payload at the back.
It does appear that the Carry Luxury is more of a special variant made for Indonesia. However, given that all Carry trucks are assembled in Bekasi, West Java, there might be a slim possibility otherwise that it may be offered here as well.