Suzuki has unveiled a ‘global’ version of its popular mini truck and van model at the 2019 Indonesia International Motor Show (IIMS). In fact, it accounts for 10% market share in the Indonesian automobile market and accounts for nearly half of Suzuki’s sales in the country.
The small and sturdy mini-truck has been exported from Japan since 1976 and produced in Indonesia in the same year. The venerable Carry has been synonymous for ease-of-use and durability. Over two million units of the Suzuki Carry have supported working people in various industries including agriculture, fisheries, construction and delivery in 145 countries and regions around the world.
Suzuki has shown several versions of the all-new Carry at this year’s IIMS. Notable ones are the minivan taxi, pickup, ambulance, and closed van body over cab and chassis.
The all-new Carry measures in at 4,195 mm long, 1,765 mm wide, and 1,910 mm tall with a wheelbase of 2,205 mm. It is larger than the outgoing model in all aspects. In terms of styling, it gets a more prominent ‘nose’ which features a new two-bar front grill flanked by wide halogen headlamps.
The larger exterior results in more space and carrying capacity. The wider cabin now can now accommodate up to three adults and offer amble legroom. It is also configured with plenty of storage compartments.
The all-new Carry delivers what all truck customers today expect: cargo capacity, toughness, comfort and performance. Pickup versions come with a bed that can be opened on all three sides with a maximum cargo capacity rated at 1 tonne.
The 2019 Suzuki Carry will be powered by a new KB15C 1.5-liter petrol engine mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox and mounted under the seats. It is rated at 97 PS @ 5,600 rpm with 135 Nm of torque at 4,400 rpm. It also comes with a larger 43-liter fuel tank.
It gets MacPherson struts up front and leaf rigid axle for the rear for suspension, and comes with 13-inch steel rims wrapped with 165/80R13 tires.
The Suzuki Carry will be produced in Indonesia and exported to nearly 100 countries and regions with an initial production set at 70,000 units for FY 2019.