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Old 5th April 2014, 12:27   #31
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Maruti Suzuki to bring Carry LCV; showcased at the Bangkok Motor Show

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Maruti is all set to enter into the LCV segment, the Tata Ace and Ashoka Leyland Dost rivals is entitled to enter in India next year.
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Carry is codenamed as Y9T. The pick-up will come with small displacement diesel unit and 1.2 liter petrol motor CNG compatible. The diesel will probably be a 800cc 2-cylinder unit capable of producing power in excess of 40bhp.
http://www.cardekho.com/india-car-ne...show-12772.htm
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There are different generations of the Carry that could be introduced by Maruti Suzuki.

One is a pick-up version of the Omni, similar to the one sold in Pakistan. But this is unlikely, since the report mentions a 1.2 lit. petrol engine (with CNG kit) and a 0.8 lit. diesel.

The second is a pick-up version of the Eeco. This is more likely, since it already comes with a 1.2 lit. petrol engine with a CNG kit, in the form of the Eeco Green and Eeco Flexi Green panel van. For reasons of cost and engineering, the 1.2 lit. K-series engine on the Ritz/Swift/Dzire is not likely to be used. The older G-series one on the Eeco is already tweaked to run on CNG, besides providing better torque for a rear-wheel drive van, and this engine should continue to do duty on the pick-up truck. It could be similar to the one in this picture:

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The third possibility is the Indonesian Suzuki Mega Carry based on the APV chassis, which was showcased at the Bangkok Motor Show. But this is a slightly larger and heavier pick-up which is powered by a 1.5 lit. petrol motor. So this also seems unlikely.

The fourth possibility is a suitably modified version of the latest generation Suzuki Carry that was recently launched in Suzuki's home market, as shown in this Japanese advertisement:



The latest generation Carry would be the best product obviously. It even gets airbags and ABS , besides air-conditioning and power steering. But it remains to be seen whether Maruti will bring this one to India, or take the easy way out by selling an Eeco based Carry.

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Everyone is overlooking the Gypsy platform. If Maruti wishes to pull a rabbit out of its hat, the Gypsy platform is ideal for a LCV line-up.

The Gypsy underpinnings are a simple, robust ladder frame which has stood the test of time and many a battering from performing in various indian rallies under star drivers turning in a string of stellar performances.

Take the Gypsy ladder frame, simplify the driver's cabin, (as it is the Gypsy cabin is bare basic), design a new load body and voila , Maruti can have a product which can be a serious threat to the market leader in this segment, the Mahindra Bolero Maxi Truck. They can call it Gypsy Pickup.

Also mating a 1.2 L CNG or even the Fiat 1.3MJD in a Gypsy based LCV will be much easier as ladder frames are more flexible and easier to work on compared to a monocoque, and present better working opportunities for chassis / powertrain engineers to determine new mounting / hard points. 1.3MJD installation can be done longitudinally, as demonstrated by the Chevrolet Enjoy and Premier RIO, so Maruti can easily follow in their footsteps.
The Gypsy already has over-loading friendly set of leaf springs & rigid axles front and rear, which is a de-riguer for the Indian LCV industry. It also as has 15inch wheels is also available in abuse friendly bias ply tyres.

All in all a very competent 1-1.1 tonner can be born from the Gypsy. I don't know what Maruti is thinking or doing but an LCV market entry on the above configuration makes immense sense to enter this new market for Maruti,

Let's see what happens!
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Maruti advances mini-truck launch by two years to Jan 2015.
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This will be sold as commercial goods carrier with carrying capacity not exceeding 2 tonnes. Maruti does not plan to replicate the same as a passenger carrier.
Assembly of a completely new transmission has begun,” said another person familiar with the matter. “Pre-production trials and assembly sampling of at least 100 units should begin in a few months
The new product will be available with two engines—an 800cc diesel engine and a 1,200cc compressed natural gas (CNG) engine. The diesel engine will be Suzuki’s first ever and is being developed together by Maruti Suzuki and Suzuki Motor.
http://www.livemint.com/Companies/F5...-Jan-2015.html
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Maruti LCV likely to get turbocharged diesel motor

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Turbo Energy Ltd (TEL), a Chennai-based component maker, is the exclusive supplier for turbochargers for the Maruti diesel LCV.
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Maruti's upcoming LCV reportedly to get 800cc turbocharged diesel; company planning to launch new LCV in early 2015.

Production of the diesel LCV, powered by Maruti’s 800cc engine, will kick off in December 2014 and the vehicle is expected to be at the dealerships by end-January 2015. Maruti is developing its first in-house diesel engine – a two-cylinder 800cc powerplant – at Gurgaon with parent Suzuki’s support. This engine is believed to be almost ready and should go into serial production by end of the year
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The TEL turbo has been developed over a year and a half in Chennai. It will be 100 percent localised and will be manufactured locally.
The performance targets by Maruti Suzuki on the torque requirements were very challenging

http://www.autocarindia.com/auto-new...or-383785.aspx

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More on the LCV

- Maruti Suzuki will now produce the mini-truck at its Gurgaon
- Sales to comence from Jan 2015
- As a Commercial goods carrier with carrying capacity not exceeding 2 tonnes
- Completely New Transmission
- Pre-production trials and assembly sampling of at least 100 units in 2014
- Maruti’s product will be based on parent Suzuki Motor Corp. Carry
- Two engine variants -an 800cc diesel engine and a 1,200cc compressed
natural gas (CNG) engine
- Dieselis Maruti's joint development with Suzuki Motors- a first for Suzuki
too.
- CNG variant would be introduced first followed by the diesel
- Expects ~ 2500 units/ month of sales

http://www.livemint.com/Companies/F5...-Jan-2015.html
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Chassis of upcoming LCV with Ecco (Diesel ?) Chassis before getting Paint job in the Maruti's Gurgaon Plant!

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Maruti will Start Road test of both Vehicles ( Y9T & Ecco Diesel ) and both were expected to hit showrooms by feb 2015 .

http://blog.gaadiwaadi.com/2014/06/m...t-scooped.html
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Chassis of upcoming LCV with Ecco (Diesel ?) Chassis before getting Paint job in the Maruti's Gurgaon Plant!
Maruti have simply borrowed the Indonesian Suzuki Carry Futura's chassis for their first purely commercial vehicle in India. Only the engines (1.2 lit. G-series with CNG kit and ~ 800cc 2-cyl. turbo-diesel) are going to be India-specific.

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It looks like the Eeco is going to be another guinea pig for Maruti Suzuki's in-house diesel engines, before they find their way into cars. Eeco's sales may actually take off if they get the NVH & positioning right.
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Maruti Suzuki LCV (Y9T) Road test Spied for the First time in India.

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Maruti's LCV(Y9T) caught on tape.


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Looks promising to me. I dont think they will bring the same interior, rather might put Eeco's or OMni's dashboard with some tweaks to save costs.

lets see how the new diesel performs.

Honestly, I dont know how would a regular WagonR customer feel when the same showroom will sell commercial truck as well. I feel Maruti must open seperate dealerships for commercial offerings.
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Tata was doing the same thing. Not only the product mix but the variants were also developed keeping taxi operator in mind. Tata is one company which changes it's color too quick. There is no proper cemented strategy. Keeps changing so quick and most of it were either unnecessary or failure. One thing was positioning Sumo as a full fledge SUV. Ads were of that type but car is nothing close to it.
But Maruti is genuinely matured and will definitely handle things in a better way.
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Maruti Suzuki makes it plans clear for its LCV segment.

1. They will have separate dealerships for LCV's
2. Will launch them in specific markets on a pilot basis - will not launch it through out the country.
3. Launches in the rest of the country will be in a phased manner

http://auto.economictimes.indiatimes...ector/41060532

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Maruti Y9T LCV to have a payload capacity of 1 tonne.

The upcoming Maruti Y9T (codename), the company’s first attempt at the Light Commercial Vehicle segment, will have a payload capacity of 1 tonne.
The payload capacity puts the Y9T head to head with the Tata Super Ace and right in between the Ace which has a payload capacity of up to 850 kg and the Ashok Leyland Dost which can (officially) carry up to 1.25 tonne.


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Spotted the Y9T on Gurgaon e-way.
Courtesy: Crawling traffic..

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