The country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India on Friday said it has started exporting its Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) ‘Super Carry’ to South Africa and Tanzania, ahead of its launch in the domestic market in the second quarter of this fiscal.
The first lot of nearly 100 Super Carry LCVs has been dispatched for shipment, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) said in a statement. The shipment to South Africa and Tanzania comprises petrol variant of Super Carry, which is powered by G12B engine, it added.
Besides African markets, MSI also plans to export the Super Carry to SAARC nations. The company said it will also explore export opportunities in other international markets. The launch of the LCV in India is planned in the second quarter of the current fiscal. “To begin with, it will be launched in select parts of the country. For the domestic market Super Carry will be powered by the E08 diesel engine,” MSI said.
The company is setting up a separate retail channel in the domestic market exclusively for the Super Carry. The LCV from the country’s largest car maker in the domestic market has been delayed. When it announced plans to enter the LCV segment in July 2013, MSI had said it expected to launch the vehicle within two years.
The launch of Super Carry LCV in India was part of MSI’s original agreement with parent Suzuki in 1982 but it was shelved due to poor response from the market at that time. Maruti shares today ended at Rs 4,141.35 apiece on the BSE, up 0.59 per cent from their previous close.
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