Suzuki Carry for sale in the Philippines
The Suzuki Carry is a line of mini-pickups used for a variety of business purposes such as delivering products and transporting passengers. The Carry is more popularly known as the Suzuki Multicab in the Philippines. The term “multicab” is a shorter version of “multi-purpose cab”.
The Carry line, which has numerous other configurations including vans and microbuses, is often modified in the country, particularly in Cebu, after being imported as completely knock down (CKD) vehicles. Local assemblers then fit the vehicles with an FB body that gives them that all familiar business-type feel. One of the first pioneers of the “multicab conversion” was Norkis Trading.
Suzuki Carry Review
Suzuki Carry specs
Under the hood, the Suzuki Carry is powered by a 0.7 liter EBD-DA16T gasoline engine which produces 76 horsepower and 90 Nm of torque. In highway conditions, this commercial vehicle can reach a top speed of 90 kilometers per hour (kph) and has a 0-100 kph acceleration in roughly 15 to 18 seconds. Under the same driving conditions, the Carry is rated to have a fuel efficiency of 16 to 17 km/L.
Suzuki Carry design
The Suzuki Carry has a body-on-frame construction coupled with a MacPherson strut with gas filled shock absorbers for its front suspension and a leaf spring in its rear. It is equipped with just the basic exterior equipment such as a black plastic bumper, rounded bulb type headlamps and 12-inch steel wheels.
Inside the Carry is a modest cabin space, which can accommodate only two people. It also has basic fabric covered seats and its instrument panel features huge central gauges flanked by a small indicator display. Its dashboard also has a central audio system and various storage compartments.
What are the best features of the Carry?
This vehicle has a no frills construction with the interior dashboard lacking even a fan blower. However, one thing that is common on most Suzuki Carry variants is their fuel efficiency and torquey engines despite their lower than one liter displacements. They may not be known for their speed and power, but these vehicles are known for their versatility and durability.
Suzuki Carry safety features
The Carry only has a few safety features which include a driver airbag, central locks and an engine immobilizer.
Used Suzuki Carry for sale in the Philippines
There is no definite price range for the Suzuki Carry. Its many body configurations and the fact that it came from another country also makes it hard to evaluate the price. A wide estimate would put the Carry anywhere between P100,000 to P500,000 depending on its body type, mileage, year built and general condition.
Suzuki Carry price and popular variants in the Philippines
Suzuki Philippines sells only one variant of the this commercial vehicle- the Suzuki Carry Pickup with dropside doors which is tagged at P465,000.
Why should you buy a Suzuki Carry?
In general, business owners will buy a Suzuki Carry to help their operations because of its:
- Affordable price
- Decent power for its small engine
- Low fuel consumption
- Availability of spare parts
A great number of multicabs in the country are used units that were imported from Japan. Some of the well-known nameplates in this group include the Mazda Bongo and the Mitsubishi L300; both are used by many small businesses such as small farms and water refilling stations.
The Carry was first introduced in 1961 as a 3 and 4-door van. Today, it has expanded to ten generations with the latest released in 2005. In South Africa, the locals call Carry units “Half Loaves” because of their similarity to a half loaf of bread.