Suzuki Carry / Holden Scurry

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Jan 13th, 2020

Suzuki Carry / Holden Scurry

Suzuki Carry, also known as the Suzuki Every and Suzuki Every Plus, is a kei truck which also comes as a microvan and kei car. It is produced and sold under several names in various countries, including rebadges under Ford, Holden, and Chevrolet. Although the vehicle has a total of eleven generations, only four of these made their way to Australia, specifically, the sixth, seventh, eighth and tenth generation. It was sold in the country as either the Suzuki Carry or the Holden Scurry, starting from 1976 to 1989 and 1999 to 2005.

History

The initial model of the Carry had a front mid-engine rear-wheel-drive (FMR) layout, also called a semi-cabover. It was only available with a two-stroke 2-cyl engine. In the second generation, the powertrain of the car remained the same. Only the chassis was modified with an introduction of a 4-door van. The third generation saw a slight tweaking to the design. However, the powertrain and the bodywork remained the same as of the earlier versions. In the fourth generation, a 5-door van joined the range. Finally, in the fifth generation, a model with another powertrain was made available.  Modifications brought rounder headlights and a squarer body. This generation received significant enhancements which brought Suzuki to perform in the market successfully.

Sixth Generation (1976-1979)

In the sixth generation, the car went through a facelift which resulted in more prominent yet slimmer bumpers and slightly revamped doors. There were two main versions of the body, which included a 4-door van and a 2-door pickup, both with an FMR layout.

The following engines were available for this generation:

  • 539-cc LJ50 two-stroke 3-cyl petrol engine (19kW)
  • 797-cc F8A 4-cyl petrol engine (28kW) 

Seventh Generation (1979-1985)

The seventh-generation models were first introduced in March of 1979 with the engine repositioned to the front, below the front seat. For eight consecutive years, this kei car was the bestseller in Japan. Over the years, Suzuki manufactured different versions of the Suzuki Carry, including a 5-door van and 2-door pickup. These were available in rear-wheel or four-wheel drivetrains. 

The engines available in the market were as follows:

  • 539-cc LJ50 two-stroke 3-cyl petrol engine
  • 543-cc F5A 3-cyl petrol engine
  • 797-cc F8A 4-cyl petrol engine
  • 970-cc F10A 4-cyl petrol engine

Eighth Generation (1985-1991)

The eighth-generation model came with a more powerful engine than before. These came in the form of 2-door pickup, 5-door van or microbus and 4-door van, but the latter was only released in Indonesia. This generation used a front mid-engine layout, with either rear-wheel or four-wheel drivetrain. 

This model was marketed as both the Super Carry and the rebadged Holden Scurry. The former was available as a ute, van or wagon, while the latter was available as a van or wagon. 

The powertrains available in the market were as follows:

  • 539-cc LJ50 two-stroke 3-cyl petrol engine, 4-speed/5-speed manual or 3-speed automatic transmission (31kW)
  • 543-cc F5A 3-cyl petrol engine, 4-speed/5-speed manual or 3-speed automatic transmission
  • 547-cc F5B 3-cyl petrol engine, 4-speed/5-speed manual or 3-speed automatic transmission
  • 657-cc F6A 3-cyl petrol engine, 4-speed/5-speed manual or 3-speed automatic transmission (28 to 43kW)
  • 793-cc DDiS 2-cyl turbodiesel engine, 4-speed/5-speed manual or 3-speed automatic transmission
  • 797-cc F8A 4-cyl petrol engine, 4-speed/5-speed manual or 3-speed automatic transmission (27.5kW)
  • 970-cc F10A 4-cyl petrol engine, 4-speed/5-speed manual or 3-speed automatic transmission (31kW) 
  • 1196-cc G12C 4-cyl CNG engine, 4-speed/5-speed manual or 3-speed automatic transmission
  • 1343-cc 4G17 4-cyl petrol engine, 4-speed/5-speed manual or 3-speed automatic transmission
  • 1360-cc G13C 4-cyl petrol engine, 4-speed/5-speed manual or 3-speed automatic transmission
  • 1468-cc 4G15 4-cyl petrol engine, 4-speed/5-speed manual or 3-speed automatic transmission
  • 1493-cc G15A 4-cyl petrol engine, 4-speed/5-speed manual or 3-speed automatic transmission
  • 1590-cc G16A 4-cyl petrol engine, 4-speed/5-speed manual or 3-speed automatic transmission

Tenth Generation

In this generation, the model reverted to the F6A engine, albeit a more modern version. The available body styles were 2-door pickup and 5-door van or microbus, with the following layout:

  • (Carry) - Front mid-engine, RWD/FWD layout
  • (Every/Carry van) – Mid-engine, RWD/FWD layout

The truck version went through a lot of modifications in this generation and was re-bodied entirely in 2002. The engines that powered this generation were as follows:

  • 657-cc F6A 3-cyl petrol engine, 5-speed manual or 3-speed automatic transmission
  • 657-cc F6A 3-cyl Turbo petrol engine, 5-speed manual or 3-speed automatic transmission
  • 657-cc K6A 3-cyl petrol engine, 5-speed manual or 3-speed automatic transmission
  • 657-cc K6A 3-cyl Turbo petrol engine, 5-speed manual or 3-speed automatic transmission

Suzuki released an enlarged 7-seater MPV version called the Suzuki Every Plus in the tenth generation. It was later renamed Every Landy with a facelift that introduced a chromed grille.

In Australia, various versions of the Every Plus truck and van were sold, including a four-wheel-drive ute. It was powered by a 1298-cc G13B SOHC 4-cyl petrol engine mated to either 5-speed manual gearbox and 4-speed automatic transmission (60kW).

The Suzuki Carry is still used to this day. If you're repairing one and need parts for it, you may visit us at Carpart.com.au. We have thousands of sellers from all over Australia, selling used cars and auto parts. On the other hand, if you're selling that old Suzuki Carry in your garage, then head over to our website because we'd be able to help you with that, too. 


-Amara Z.