Suzuki Philippines Inc. (SPH) has officially launched the all-new, highly popular Suzuki Carry, designed to meet the needs of businesses looking for a reliable and fuel-efficient partner for hauling their goods.
The Suzuki Carry bagged the 2016 Best Commercial Utility Vehicle by Car Awards Group, Inc. (CAGI), and to keep it competitive, the Suzuki carry now has a bigger, more powerful yet fuel-efficient 1.5-liter K15B inline-4 petrol engine that’s also found in the Ertiga and Jimny, albeit in a slightly lower state of tune. The new engine produces 96 hp and 135 Nm of torque, which is a lot more than the 0.8-liter two-cylinder diesel which only produced 32 hp and 75 Nm of torque. Power is sent through the rear wheels via a 5-speed manual transmission.
Making the Carry even easier to drive is a new electric power steering system, while its small dimensions let the Carry have a small turning radius of just 4.4 meters.
Not only is it more powerful, but it is also more capable and versatile as well. The substantially improved power figures have truly been taken advantage of by a bed that is 365 mm longer and 75 mm wider. Additionally, the Carry’s new, more powerful engine lets Suzuki’s latest workhorse have a maximum payload capacity of 940 kg. There are also 22 rope hooks to ensure that any load being carried stays safe and secure.
Suzuki’s engineers have also improved the Carry’s cabin experience by increasing space and revising the seating position. For instance, the hip point and the center of the gas pedal have been optimized for better driver comfort, which is further enhanced by the sliding front seats. Also, the gear shifter has been moved to the dashboard to provide better legroom for its occupants. Functionality has been likewise improved thanks to the interior having a square theme that gives it plenty of storage areas.
Despite being a commercial vehicle, the Carry is equipped with a good number of amenities such as an air conditioner, 1DIN audio system with a 2-speaker sound system, front cabin lights, 12V socket, and even a USB port. As for safety, the Carry has two 3-point ELR seatbelts, steering lock, and an immobilizer.
Along with the all-new Suzuki Carry, SPH has also unveiled a new base variant of the Suzuki DZire called the DZire GA. To cater to the fleet needs of large businesses, the DZire GA maintains its signature sporty driving dynamics but with the features reduced down to the bare necessities. This means that the power windows, 7-inch touch screen, steering wheel controls, power mirrors, tachometer, security remote locking, alarm, foglights, have all been removed. Those that have been retained are the LED taillights, and the interior safety essentials such as air conditioning, two SRS airbags, and ABS with EBD.
The all-new, more powerful Suzuki Carry is now on sale in the Philippines across all of its dealers nationwide. To meet the needs of various businesses, the all-new Carry is available in three configurations: Carry Truck (P509,000), Carry Cargo Van (P576,000), Carry Utility Van (P614,000). If a customer is looking into customizing the chassis of the Carry, a cab and chassis variant is available for P499,099.
Meanwhile, the new Suzuki DZire GA is also now on sale for P549,900.