“Tarakki Ki Dumdaar Kahaaniya” by Maruti Suzuki Commercial
The Super Carry – Maruti Suzuki Commercial’s first mini truck in India – has been a tremendous hit right from launch. The Super Carry operates in the hugely competitive commercial vehicle segment, and has found happy buyers across the length and breadth of India. Here is one such happy owner – Akashdeep from Rewari, Haryana.
Akashdeep, a micro entrepreneur and long-time resident of this small city in north-western India, is all smiles as he explains how the Maruti Suzuki Super Carry has transformed his transport business over the past 18 months. He goes on to describe how the Super Carry allowed him to become self-employed, boosting both his income and confidence.
The raging Covid-19 pandemic was what led Akashdeep to the transport business in the first place. Akashdeep entered this business at a time when his family income had dropped precipitously due to the pandemic. Akashdeep explains that his wife – a small business owner prior to the pandemic – had to shut her business down, leading to their family income plummeting.
The Maruti Suzuki Super Carry came to his rescue, so much so that he now regards the powerful mini truck as his younger brother. Akashdeep credits the Super Carry for increasing his monthly earnings from just Rs. 15,000 to well over Rs. 50,000. Both Akashdeep and his wife assert that this increase in earnings has greatly transformed their lives, improving their living standards.
Akashdeep highlights that the Super Carry’s small turning radius of 4.3 meters makes it extremely maneuverable even on the most congested roads. The pick-up truck’s ample ground clearance of 160 mm allows it to comfortably take on all kinds of road conditions. Akashdeep is particularly impressed with the quality levels of the Maruti Suzuki Super Carry, and says that the mini truck feels ‘built-to-last’.
The Maruti Suzuki Super Carry sold in India is powered by a 1,196cc-4-cylinder engine that is compliant with BS6 emission norms. The engine is offered with petrol and CNG fuel options. Peak power is rated at 72 Bhp while peak torque is rated at 98 Nm. A five-speed manual gearbox drives the rear wheels. Braking is handled by disc brakes on the front wheels and drum brakes on the rear wheels. Prices of the Super Carry start from Rs. 4.35 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi, and the mini truck is available in two body options: pick-up truck and cab chassis.