Maruti Suzuki will launch its Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV), most likely called the Super Carry during the April to June quarter this year.
The company is looking to dedicate a production capacity of up to 100,000 at its manufacturing plant in Gurgaon to manufacture the LCV.
It will be a limited launch as per RC Bhargava, the Maruti Suzuki chairman because of the weak market.
According to sources, the Super Carry LCV will be first launched with a 800 cc diesel engine and then later with a 1.2-litre CNG variant.
Maruti Suzuki has given a production target of 80,000 vehicles to its suppliers, that is around 7,000 vehicles a month.
Since Maruti Suzuki is going to be a new entrant into the commercial vehicle market, the company wants to take things cautiously, since even the established players in this segment like Tata and Mahindra are finding it difficult to keep a steady sales volume.
Maruti Suzuki will have separate outlets for its commercial vehicles because need of customers for a passenger vehicle and a commercial vehicle will be different.