The latest generation of Suzuki Carry debuted at the Indonesia International Motor Show (IIMS) in April 2019. A year later, an up-spec variant called Carry Luxury was launched in Indonesian market in March 2020. The new Carry is stylish, fuel efficient and bigger and can haul up to 1-ton payload at its back.
Suzuki Carry pickups are one of the backbones of Suzuki Indomobil Sales (SIS) dominating the light commercial vehicle segment in Indonesia with a market share of 58.8% in 2020. The dominance continues this year as well with 41,372 units sold between January-October 2021 period which made up 59% of Suzuki’s sales in Indonesian market.
New Suzuki Carry displayed at the 2019 Indonesia International Motor Show
Like always, the Suzuki Carry is available in pickup and van variants, however since it has considerably grown in size, the latter is no longer called a minivan, in fact it is called as Carry Minibus. According to Suzuki Indonesia, the Carry Minibus featuring various advantages, was specifically built keeping in view the customers’ requests. The vehicle officially went on sale in November 2020.
Suzuki Carry Minibus
In terms of dimensions, the Suzuki Carry Minibus measures 4,415 mm in length, 1,675 mm in width and 2,150 mm in height and can accommodate up to 10 passengers with ease. For the sake of comparison the local assembled Suzuki Bolan (which is a minivan derivative of 7th gen Suzuki Carry from 1979) measures 3,255mm long, 1,395mm wide and 1,845mm tall with a wheelbase of 1,840mm. This means the Carry Minibus is almost 4 ft longer, 1 ft wider and 1 ft taller than the old Bolan we have here, plus the wheelbase is also 1.2 ft greater resulting in a much spacious cabin space for the occupants & goods. However even with larger dimensions, Suzuki claims that the turning radius of the vehicle is only 4.4 m so that it remains easy when turning around or maneuvering.
Interestingly, when compared to the Suzuki APV which is another multi-purpose vehicle produced by Suzuki Indonesia having a commercial pickup derivative as well, the Carry Minibus is even larger in dimensions. It is longer, wider and taller than the APV but has a considerably shorter wheelbase. Also the APV is powered by the old G15A engine whereas the Carry Minibus is aided from a new K15B-C setup which ensures better power & fuel efficiency.
|Length (mm)||Width (mm)||Height (mm)||Wheelbase (mm)|
Adhering to customer requests, Suzuki says the seats have also been designed in a modern way. To increase comfort they are covered in synthetic leather and equipped with charger connectors in each row of seats. In addition, the floor of the car has been made flat and there are interior lights, ambient lights and AC double blowers. The larger sliding door makes the opening wider, making it easier for rear passengers to get in and out of the vehicle.
There is no engine difference between the Suzuki Carry pickup and the Minibus. Both utilizes a 1.5L engine capable of producing 96 hp of power at and 135 Nm of torque. Plus the vehicle comes equipped with an engine immobilizer and a parking sensor to make it easier for the driver while reversing & to park the vehicle.
Suzuki Carry Minibus in Indonesia comes with AC Power Steering and Non-AC Power Steering variants, both available in 3 colors– White, Silver and Black. These are further available in various configurations such as 2-3-3 seating with left sliding door, 2-2-3 (second row captain seats) with left & right sliding doors, and 2-3 seating with left & right sliding doors.
The Carry Minibus is an ideal low-budget choice for people to be able to move around with up to 10 passengers while benefiting from impressive fuel economy, roomier cabin space, easy maintenance and good level of convenience features on offer.
A 3d animation professional with over 20 years of industry experience having served in leading organizations & production facilities of Pakistan, an avid car enthusiast and petrolhead with an affection to deliver writings to help shape opinions. Formerly written for PakWheels as well as major publications including Dawn. Founder of CarSpiritPK.com