The Suzuki Carry was a kei truck which means it is the smallest possible passenger vehicle allowed by law. This truck has undergone several changes over the years. If you happen to purchase one of these tiny trucks, consider purchasing the Suzuki Carry repair manual as well. It will be a great resource for you as you maintain the truck.
The first generation of Carry vans and trucks was introduced in 1961. This tiny vehicle had the engine underneath the front seat and a short hood.
The next generation appeared in June of 1965. It sported a ladder frame chassis and independently sprung front wheels. A new Carry pickup truck was introduced in this generation as well. This Carry pickup truck featured a canvas canopy and a rear facing seat positioned in the bed of the rear.
The L30 was the 3rd generation of the Suzuki Carry. It featured a full cab-over design. Additionally, the starter and generator were combined and mounted on the front of the crankshaft. It featured a version with a drop side bed and it was capable of carrying a larger load.
In 1969 the 4th generation, L40, was released. An L40 an was also released. The van featured 2 opening side doors and a rear hinged gate. The main problem with the L40 van was that it did not have a lot of interior room.
The 5th generation was the L50/L60. This time the truck had a more traditional appearance and had rounded headlights. The van was redesigned to have sliding doors. It was also given a new grille and a new bumper.
Over the years Suzuki would release eleven generations of the Carry. Each time they would make modifications and adjustments. Most of the changes would be in the bodywork and the engine. The 9th generation saw the addition of disc brakes on all 4 wheels of the vehicle.
In 2019 Suzuki released their current version of the Carry truck and the van. By this point in time, the 2 vehicles are really distinct and separated from each other. They are also bigger than their original kei car forerunner.
Today Suzuki sells their Carry cars and trucks in over 100 markets around the world. They are used both commercially and personally. Since this vehicle has undergone so many changes over the generations, the Suzuki Carry workshop manual is a must for any owner who is looking to keep his Carry in top shape.