Maruti Suzuki Opens 300th Commercial Vehicle Outlet

Maruti Suzuki India has inaugurated its 300th commercial vehicle showroom in India. The 300 th outlet comes in less than three years, and with it Maruti Suzuki's Commercial retail outlet network is now present in over 230 cities across the country. With the recent addition, the Company's total sales network has crossed over 2,940 showrooms covering more than 1,860 towns and cities.

Currently the company sells only the Super Carry LCV in the country and it commands a 12 per cent market share in India and it's sold 23,000 units already eversince it was launched. It is offered in two colours Superior White and Superior Silver. The Super Carry LCV comes with a loading bay of 3.25 and offers a payload capacity of 740 kg.

The ground clearance stands at 175mm, while suspension duties are performed by MacPherson struts at the front and a rigid axle with leaf springs at the rear. The wheelbase measures 2110mm and at 4.3 metres, the turning radius similar to that of a hatchback. The LCV gets all the basic features including a light steering wheel, mobile charging socket, dual assist grip, multi-purpose storage spaces, lockable glovebox and bottle holders. An air-conditioner however, is missing from the ensemble.

The Super Carry is available with a diesel engine in the country and this 793cc twin-cylinder diesel engine that made its debut on the Celerio last year and comes paired to a 5-speed manual transmission. However, the diesel variant will be discontinued as it would not comply with the upcoming BS6 norms. The company will therefore only offer it with the petrol and the CNG variant, which according to the company will be great for its consumers.

Shashank Srivastava, Executive Director (Marketing and Sales), Maruti Suzuki India said, "The Light Commercial Vehicle segment has been the largest volume contributor in the commercial vehicle industry in the country. Globally, Suzuki Motor Corporation has expertise in this segment and the Super Carry is part of that lineage.

Super Carry for India has been developed specifically keeping in mind the unique requirements of the Indian mini truck customer. Starting the commercial segment with Super Carry, we have rapidly rolled out our network to keep pace with the growing demand and business opportunity for light commercial vehicles. With the growth in entrepreneurship and businesses, we see a continuous requirement of Light commercial vehicles for various business applications."