Suzuki Carry Mini Trucks

The Suzuki Carry is a staple in the world of kei class mini trucks. It has been serving as a workhorse for Japanese farmers and businesses for decades. We ship new and used Suzuki Carry models worldwide, directly from Japan.

Suzuki Carry Generations

The Suzuki Carry truck and Every Van have had various updates and redesigns since debuting in the early 60’s. Click on each generation listed blow to see more details.


1961-1965: FB / FBD

1965-1966: L20 / L20V

1966-1969: L30 / L30V / L30H / L31 / L31V

1969-1972: L40 / L41 / L40V

1972-1976: L50 / L51 / L50B / L50V / ST10 / L60

1976-1979: ST20 / ST20K / ST20VB / ST20V

1979-1985: ST30T / ST30K / ST30V / ST31K / ST40K / ST30V / ST40V

1985-1991: DA81T / DA41T / DB41T / DA41B / DA41V / DB41V / DA71T / DA71V / DA71B / DA51T / DB51T / DA51V / DB51V

1985-1991: DC51T / DD51T / DC51B / DD51B / DE51V / DF51V

1999-2012: A52T / DB52T / DA62T / DA52V / DA52W / DB52V / DA62V / DA62W / DA63T / DA65T / DA64V / DA64W

2013-Present: DA16T/DA17V/DA17V

Suzulight Carry First Generation: 1961-1965

Officially called the Suzulight Carry, this first generation truck was the beginning of a long line of best-selling mini trucks under the Carry and eventually Every nameplate. The first truck was organized in a “midship” layout, with the engine sitting under the driver’s seats near the middle of the car. Although it was essentially a cabover truck, it did have a small hood to resemble front-engined trucks. The Suzulight Carry was offered with a two cylinder two-stroke air-cooled engine producing 21hp, which was enough to carry up to 350kg (771lbs) of cargo in the bed.

In subsequent years a Suzulight Carry Van was also released based on the Truck. This was a three-door van with seating for four people that could also carry 300kg of cargo in the back. This first van was the genesis of the Suzuki Every van that would soon follow.

Notable Features

    • “Midship” engine placement
    • 4-Speed Synchro Gearbox

Dimensions

  • Total Length: 2.99m
  • Total Width: 1.295m
  • Total Height: 1.550m
  • Truck Bed Length: 1.365m
  • Truck Bed Width: 1.1m
  • Truck Bed Height .45m

Specs

  • Engine: 359cc 2-Cylinder, 2-Stroke, Air-cooled
  • Power: 16 kW / 21 PS / 21 hp
  • Load Capacity: 350 kg (771 lbs) [Truck]
  • Top Speed: 76 km/h

Weight

  • 490kg

1st Generation Carry Truck and Every Van Chassis Codes

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From 1961 to 1965 the Suzulight Carry was manufactured under the following chassis codes and spec (trim) levels.

Chassis Code

FB
FBD
Spec Names
Suzulight Carry
Suzulight Carry Van
Body Type
Truck
Van
Drivetrain
RWD
RWD
Engine

359cc 2-Cyl, 2-Stroke, Air-Cooled

359cc 2-Cyl, 2-Stroke, Air-Cooled
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Suzulight Carry Second Generation: 1965-1966

A minor update for the Carry Truck and Van came in 1965, with more features and updated styling. The Carry Truck now carried the chassis code/spec name “L20” with the van being called the “L20V”.

The L20 truck increased the cabin space as well as the truck bed space, allowing for more general room for passengers and cargo. Maximum load capacity and engine power stayed the same, as well as the general size of the truck.

The L20V Carry Van was largely the same under the hood and sheet metal. The van featured a split rear door, with a bottom and top hatch opening like a clamshell. Just as its predecessor, the L20V provided seating for four. It could carry up to 300kg of cargo with four passengers, and 200kg of cargo with 2 passengers.

The L20 series was very short lived, only lasting two model years and simultaneously being sold with the next generation L30 series Carry Truck and Van.

2nd Generation Carry Truck and Van Chassis Codes

From 1965 to 1966 the Suzulight Carry was manufactured under the following chassis codes and spec (trim) levels.

Chassis Code

L20
L20H
L20V
Spec Names

Suzulight Carry

Suzulight Carry
Suzulight Carry Van
Body TypeTruck

Truck (With bed seats)

Van
DrivetrainRWD
RWD
RWD
Engine359cc 2-Cyl, 2-Stroke, Air-Cooled
359cc 2-Cyl, 2-Stroke, Air-Cooled
359cc 2-Cyl, 2-Stroke, Air-Cooled

Suzuki Carry Third Generation: 1966-1969

For a brief period the L20 and newer L30 Carry models were sold simultaneously in the same showrooms. The newer L30 received a full redesign from front to back. The bonnet of the L20 was gone and replaced with a flat front panel that would become the norm for kei trucks for decades. The L30 was officially sold under the Suzuki brand, rather than Suzulight, starting with this generation.

Specs and dimensions were largely similar to the outgoing L20, but there were some improvements and additional features offered. Just as the previous generation, the L30H came with a frame and canopy over the truck bed for workers to get some shade while out in the field. L30H models also came fitted with bed-mounted seats that faced inward. There were no seatbelts on those seats, so it’s safe to assume they weren’t meant to carry passengers while moving too quickly.

The L31 also featured a triple tailgate bed for the first time, allowing easy access to the bed from any side. This was another feature that would later be adopted by all models in the kei truck segment. The bed was also 380mm (15 in) longer than the L20, allowing more space for that easy-load cargo.

A van variant of the L30 Carry was also available with similar form and features as the L20 van that came before it. This lived on until 1968 when the next generation Carry was released.

The L30/31 Suzuki Carry was the first model to encompass the standard looks and features that became standard across the entire kei truck segment. It’s no wonder that Suzuki decided to do a throwback style of this truck with later generations, as it was just too good of a formula to pass up. 

Notable Features

    Rear-facing bed-mounted seats

    Vinyl canopy

    Steel truck bed

Dimensions (L31 Truck)

    Total Length: 2.99m

    Total Width: 1.290m

    Total Height: 1.615m

    Truck Bed Length: 1.7700m

    Truck Bed Width: 1.21m

    Truck Bed Height .290m

Specs

    Engine: 359cc 2-Cylinder, 2-Stroke, Air-cooled

    Power: 16 kW / 21 PS / 21 hp

    Torque: 3.1kg-m / 22.42 lb-ft

    Load Capacity: 350 kg (771 lbs) [Truck] 200/300kg [Van]

    Top Speed: 75 km/h

3rd Generation Carry Truck and Van Chassis Codes

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