Suzuki Bolan & Suzuki Carry Dabba
2018 Pricing: PKR 10.4 – 11.0 lacs
Suzuki Bolan vx is Hi-Roof mini van car produced by Suzuki Motors Available in Pakistan only. Like its other version Bolan VX is also equipped with 796 cc engine with 36 Horse power, having manual transmission with rack and pinion steering. Mostly used for Families having more members. It provide ease to large families for traveling around with cheap price and low fuel consumption. Most use for colleges and Universities to picking and drooping Students.
Detailed Overview & Review of Suzuki Bolan
Nothing has been changed from about last 3 decades; Suzuki Bolan is in production since 90’s but with every passing year instead of increasing worth or introduction of new generation updated models of Bolan with More features Company is declining even its build quality. But even after all of this Bolan is still among the most selling cars of Suzuki and most demanding small MPV’s of Pakistan.
Engine and Power:
Suzuki Bolan is a 796cc MPV that is available with only one engine option and only thing that change in this particular MPV in all these years is the introduction of Euro-2 engine in place of Carburetor engine. This 796cc inline 3 cylinder Euro-II Engine Produces 37HP@5000Rpm with 62Nm of torque while the engine is paired with same 5 speeds manual transmission. Top speed of the Bolan is between 120-140Km’s per hour and its takes 10-12 seconds to accelerate 0-60 kilometers per hour.
Older Bolan’s still have Higher Demand in Hilly Areas:
This is one of the fascinating fact about Bolan is that the old Models of Bolan Manufactured before 2004 if maintained carefully have higher demand in Hilly Areas than Euro-2 Even, Some Areas like in Azad Kashmir Well Maintained Older Bolan’s sell pricier than New Euro-2 Bolans. Few Major Differences Between old and New Models make the old models more worthy which are following;
There is no doubt that Older Models of Bolan before 2004 have better Build quality in terms of Body and structure and if compared with New Models they have more weight all because there body and frame is made up of high quality iron. Before 2004 Assembling parts of Suzuki cars were imported from Japan those were of high quality but after the start of Local Manufacturing in Pakistan the Quality has declined lot.
This is also the most important factor that increases the demand of older Bolans; if it is said that carburetor engine is somehow more powerful than Euro than it may be not wrong. In a personal experience a test being conducted between Euro-II and Carburetor Engine that showed that in hilly areas carburetor engine works better than Euro that may be because of high air compression it generates enough power to make it move upward easily on steep paths while the Euro Engine for covering the same steep path require a long Start from the Behind as compared to carburetor.
Another thing that makes Carburetor Engines more feasible is the availability of mechanics, Euro Engine Requires Separate electrician and some digital tools as well to inspect and repair the fault while for Carburetor engine highly experienced mechanics are available all over the Pakistan.
Exterior and Interior:
In Overall Design including Exterior and interior there has been seen no major changes that make the new Bolan’s more attractive to the customers. If compared; current bolans have same Black grille, Black Bumper and Black Exterior Mirrors while the only thing that changed in all these years is the Shape of headlamps from Round to Square. Even the Ground Clearance, Length, Width and Height are the same as it was.
Just like the Exterior, interior of the Bolan is same as it was in 90’s with same fabric seats, Plastic Dashboard, Manual Doors, Sun visor without Vanity Mirrors, No Cup Holders, Manual Windows, Front seat Belts, and more importantly lower build Quality than ever Before.
What Has Improved in New Bolan? :
Only thing that improved in all these year is the fuel efficiency that increases after the introduction of Euro-2 engine and now it gives about 12 km/l in city and 14/kml on highways and with full fuel tank of 36 liters it covers the distance of 432 kilometers combine. Currently Bolan is available in 3 different colors including Solid White, Pearl Red and Silky Silver.
- Large Seating Capacity
- Affordable Maintenance
- Affordable Price
- Unstable at High speeds
- Lacks of Basic Equipment and features
- Uncomfortable Ride
Currently there are following competitors of Bolan in Pakistani Market
Faw XPV, Daihatsu Hijet, Mazda Scrum & Nissan Clipper
In Current year of 2020 Price of Bolan is 10.4 to 11 Lacks Pakistan Rupees