Kolkata : Country’s largest car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki, which recently made entry into the commercial vehicle segment, will launch its first LCV ‘Super Carry’ across the country in phases. “In the first phase, we are piloting the launch of the LCV in the five Indian places of Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Ludhiana Haryana and Rajasthan,” ED (marketing and sales) of Maruti Suzuki T Hashimoto said. “We want to see the response first. Then, we will start rolling out the vehicle in other Indian states.”
Launching Super Carry here today, he said Maruti is a new entrant in the segment where other major players like Tata Motors and Mahindra are already present. Executive Director (marketing and sales) of Maruti Suzuki R S Kalsi said the LCV is being manufactured at the Gurgaon plant of the company. “We are ramping up capacity while the Gujarat facility will become operational in the last quarter of the current fiscal with an initial capacity of 2.5 lakh per annum,” he told reporters.
He said the LCV has been specifically designed for India, adding that the pan-India rollout will be done in the next financial year. Like Nexa, he said, a separate delivery channel will be created for the LCV. “Presently, 50 dealers will be appointed for the sales of Super Carry in the five states,” he said. In Gurgaon, Manesar and Gujarat, Maruti’s combined planned capacity is 22.5 lakh at 7.5 lakh each.