By Monsi A. Serrano
Suzuki, the pioneer in Japanese subcompact cars, introduced last September 26 at The Filinvest Tent, Muntinlupa City its newest breed of workhorse vehicles in the Philippines – the all-new Suzuki Carry.
Believing that Filipinos are getting more business-minded, Suzuki Philippines Inc. (SPH) said the Suzuki Carry is just the vehicle that answers to their transport needs.
Engineered to meet the demands of a growing business, the all-new Carry is equipped with upgraded features and a lightweight yet fuel-efficient engine, making it a tough and reliable partner to drive every Filipino business owner to success.
“Filipinos are a hard-working people. The all-new Suzuki Carry is engineered to match the level of dedication Filipinos put into their businesses. We designed this new workhorse vehicle to deliver any business requirements with efficiency and power to do more. With the all-new Suzuki Carry, we extend the Suzuki Way of Life! to small and medium enterprises and be a part of their journey to success,” said Suzuki PH Director and Automobile Division General Manager Keiichi Suzuki.
The Suzuki Super Carry is tried and tested, bagging the 2016 Best Commercial Utility Vehicle by Car Awards Group, Inc.
The all-new Carry amps performance with a stronger and fuel-efficient K15B 1.5-liter engine, providing more power to carry out every task in any road conditions with ease.
This upgrade delivers more output power at 96hp/5,600rpm and torque at 135N.m/4,400rpm over the entire range, giving business owners the confidence to deliver on their business commitments.
Made to work
As part of Suzuki’s way of life, the all-new Carry stays true to its nature as a reliable and functional workhorse with its exterior design exuding simplicity, durability and a good sense of balance. It has a wider and longer body with access to side gates opening from all sides, making loading and unloading cargo of any size and shape easier.
The new truck is also packed with 22-rope hooks to secure any cargo during transit.
Supported with a bed 365mm longer and 75mm wider than its predecessor, the all-new Carry boasts a greater loading capacity of 940kg with better weight distribution when fully loaded.
Its cabin space now features a more spacious design to ensure a more comfortable seating position with ample distance between the hip point and the center of the accelerator pedal. Aside from the added storage in the dashboard and the cabin, the shift lever is now situated on the dashboard to provide extra legroom for an optimum driving experience.
The all-new Suzuki Carry can be converted and modified to suit any business needs. It can be used as a utility van, cargo truck, or pick-up truck with the same reliability and functionality expected of a trusted workhorse.
Investment cost for the All-New Carry starts at P509,000 for the Carry truck; P576,000 for the Carry Cargo Van; and P614,000 for the Carry Utility Van.
Sedan by Suzuki
Meanwhile, another vehicle introduced by Suzuki PH is the new Suzuki Dzire GA, the latest variant of its signature compact sedan.
With this, Suzuki PH hopes to provide Filipino commuters with additional ride-sharing options with the all-new Suzuki Dzire GA. Suzuki’s signature sedan gets a fresher look with easy-to-handle compact dimensions and expanded storage capacity, making it an ideal addition to a taxi fleet business.
The all-new Dzire GA features a more compact K12M engine under its hood with increased fuel efficiency. Its interior and engine performance are guaranteed to give complete comfort for all the passengers traversing the busy streets of the metro.
Future looks bright
Speaking to THEPHILBIZNEWS, Suzuki PH Managing Director and Treasurer Norminio Mojica revealed, “We have many developments to reveal not just in 2020, but even in the last quarter of the year.”
“We take pride of Suzuki’s sales growth, and with the launch of all-new Carry, I am sure that our kababayans would be inspired to do business. There are so many possibilities and business opportunities they can consider. Depending on their interest and budget. But one thing is certain, the Suzuki Philippines will always support our enterprising Filipinos, and we will continue to do that as we all think of what can be done for them.”