Suzuki Carry Van Specs

by James Green

The Suzuki Carry is two-seater van that has been manufactured since 1961 under a number of different names and manufactured under various licenses. It is also known as the Bedford Rascal, the Daewoo Damas, the Ford Pronto and the Maruti Versa depending on the vehicle's export market. As of 2010, the last generation of Suzuki Carry specifications were the same from 2003 until 2008 when the Suzuki Carry was no longer produced under the same name.


The 2005 Suzuki Carry is 3,675 mm in length, 1,475 mm in width, 1,800 mm in height and 165 mm in ground clearance. It has a gross vehicle weight of 1,450 kg, or a total curb weight of 853 kg which assumes a half full fuel capacity of 40 liters. This equates to a fuel consumption of 7.6 liters per 100 km.

Engine and Transmission

The 2005 Suzuki Carry is equipped with a 1.3-liter, four-cylinder, multi-point fuel injection engine in single overhead camshaft configuration. With a bore and stroke of 74 and 75.5 mm and a compression ratio of 9.5:1, the engine produces a maximum power of 58 kilowatts (kW) at 5,700 rpm, a maximum torque of 101 Newton meters (Nm) at 3,000 rpm, a power-to weight ratio of 14.71:1 and a displacement of 1,298 cc. The engine is controlled by a rear-wheel drive five-speed manual transmission with a final drive ratio of 4.3:1.

Chassis and Features

The Suzuki Carry chassis has a turning circle of nine meters with 4.0J by 13 rims, 155R13-6PR tires and rack and pinion steering fitted throughout. Ventilated disc brakes are fitted in the front and drum brakes are fitted in the rear. The interior is equipped with a cloth trim, power windows in the front, a radio cassette with two speakers and central locking.

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