It’s shaping up to be a good year for commercial vehicles.
Earlier this month, Mitsubishi Motors Philippines gave us a peek at the next iteration of the iconic L300. Now, Suzuki has just unveiled its all-new Carry in Indonesia, and we have to say the newest version of the Suzuki’s workhorse is looking pretty good.
Outside, the vehicle’s design is pretty straightforward—the front end is pretty much all that matters here in terms of aesthetics. There’s a large front windshield that should offer the driver a good view of his surroundings, and a matte-black plastic grille flanked by rectangular headlights.
There are subtle character lines running across the sides of the all-new Carry’s sides, which rides on 13-inch wheels. Available colors are Superior White, Silky Silver, and Real Black.
Propelling this model is Suzuki’s new 1.5-liter K15B-C gasoline engine capable of 96hp at 5,600rpm and 135Nm of torque at 4,400rpm. Suspension duties are handled by a MacPherson-strut, lead-rigid-axle suspension front and rear, which the Japanese carmaker says has rust and corrosion protection ideal for harsh conditions. The vehicle’s payload capacity is one ton.
In Indonesia, small trucks like the Carry account for almost half of Suzuki’s sales. Exports are scheduled to begin to over 100 countries within the month. Could we see this in the Philippines soon?