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Maruti Suzuki to roll out LCV in 2016

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Maruti Suzuki is all set to step into the commercial vehicle market. A new LCV codenamed Y9T will roll out from its Gujarat plant once it becomes operational in 2016. Senior Maruti executives communicated this decision at an offsite with its vendors in Malaysia last week.

The new LCV is already under development and will compete head-on with the Tata Ace. It will be powered by a new 2-cylinder 800cc diesel engine, now in advanced stages of development. The new LCV is being developed ground up at the India research and development centre, a sign of the Japanese parent's growing confidence in the Indian subsidiary's R&D capabilities. Maruti Suzuki's new R&D facility in Rohtak is expected to go live next year.

Four people close to the development told ET that the two-cylinder 800cc engine, a naturally aspirated variant for LCV and turbocharged variant for small cars are at an advanced stage of development. The company is also strongly considering extending the family of diesel engines to the 1.2-litre three-cylinder engine and 1.4-litre four-cylinder engine.

The new LCV follows the success of the Tata Motors Ace, which now sells 2 lakh units every year. Mahindra & Mahindra's Maxximo is another competitor in this segment.

Source: Economic Times

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There is a sizable chunk in Maruti's customer base who bought Swift/Ritz mainly for their Fiat engine, so once Suzuki - Fiat splits and Fiat improves its image, atleast 10-20% of swift sales will go to Punto.

Another magical weapon Fiat have is their technology. If they mate an Automatic to MJD, Fiat/Jeep will start to sell so many cars. India is slow and steadily moving towards Automatics. India already a Diesel craze, so Fiat can easily cash on.

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Just as Tata and especially Mahindra has tasted success in LCV space, MSIL too has good chances. Cost of development is just restricted to engine being Suzuki already has the Carry platform ready for LCVs.

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The Maruti Suzuki Super Carry LCV has been unveiled. The first launch market will be South Africa. It will be made in India and exported to SA.

The Super Carry has a payload rating of 750 kg. The Tata Ace-rival is 3.8 meters long and 1.56 meters wide, and features a load deck measuring 2.18 x 1.49 meters. It has a ground clearance of 175 mm and a turning cycle of 8.6 meters diameter.

It rides on an independent front suspension featuring MacPherson struts and coil springs while a rigid axle and leaf springs perform duty at the rear.

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The South African-spec Super Carry is powered by the 1.2-liter GB14 four-cylinder petrol engine with multi-point fuel injection. It develops 72 hp at 6,000 rpm and 101 Nm of torque at 3,000 rpm and is paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox driving the rear wheels. Suzuki claims the Super Carry is the “most fuel-efficient vehicle in its class”. It comes with a 3-year, 100,000 km warranty.

It is expected to launch in India later this year with an 800 cc engine two cylinder diesel motor.

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