Charl Grobler, former manager of marketing and product planning at Suzuki South Africa, took the Super Carry for a weekend of chores and had more fun than he expected.
We launched the Super Carry in 2016 and though the model is very practical, it’s actually a lot of fun to drive too. I borrowed the workhorse from Suzuki HQ for some in-house DIY projects and loved driving it back to Centurion (from Joburg) on the highway.
Like the fun-to-drive Jimny, the Super Carry packs a lot of punch in its compact frame, even though the specs might say different. It was first launched in 1961 in Japan and is now in its eleventh generation. This is the first time a light commercial vehicle is offered by Suzuki Auto SA, and South Africa is the first market outside of India to introduce the punchy ‘bakkie’. Says Car Mag, “The latest Super Carry boasts a claimed payload of 750 kg, together with a useful load-bay measuring 1,49 metres wide. Ground clearance comes in at a handy 175 mm, while Suzuki claims a turning circle of 8,6 metres. The Suzuki Super Carry employs a rigid axle and leaf springs at the rear.”
Here are the five things I loved about the model and why this workhorse gets the job done in typical Suzuki fun:
Essentially, the Super Carry is more than a great value workhorse - it puts a huge smile on your face too! All Suzukis do that; it’s part of their DNA.
Read our blog on the Super Carry 750 challenge and learn how this work horse is bult to get the job done .