Iconic Suzuki carries on

One of the most iconic and best-loved small commercials of all-time - the Suzuki Carry - has made an unexpected comeback after being off-sale in the UK for over 15 years.

The diminutive Suzuki Carry was killed off in Europe by crash safety legislation introduced in 2006 but has remained on sale in Japan and several East Asian markets using the same mid-engined, rear-wheel-drive platform that it has had since 1972.

Now the Suzuki Carry is being offered for sale as a fully refurbished pick-up by independent specialist Abbey Commercials in Redditch, Worcestershire, after the owner, Andy Boss, recognised a demand from the farming and shooting communities for a vehicle that was more practical than a quad or ATV but not much bigger.

Mr Boss originally imported a Japanese-specification Suzuki Carry Quadtrack – a domestic market all-wheel-drive model – for himself to use around the farm where his business is based, but no sooner had he refurbished it and made it road legal in the UK than regular customers started enquiring about buying their own.

As a low-volume model, the Suzuki Carry can be made legal via single vehicle type approval, providing it meets the requirements of a British MoT test.

Abbey Commercials has since supplied over 100 Suzuki Carry Quadtracks across the UK, from Cornwall up to the Scottish Highlands. Each one is sourced directly from Japan and is fully refurbished by the company, with new paint and a full mechanical overhaul. Prices start from around £8000.

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What is the speed limit for a van on a dual carriageway with a central reservation barrier?

Can you tell me what the speed limit is for a non car-derived van on a dual carriageway?
The speed limit on dual carriageways where the national speed limit applies is 60mph for goods vehicles under 7.5 tonnes maximum laden weight. If a different speed limit is posted then this limit applies.
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