While every automaker is racing to introduce high-end electric and innovative vehicles, Pak Suzuki has been battling to reintroduce an air-conditioned version of the popular 43-year-old Bolan.
The new Bolan VXL is (as usual) identical to its predecessors, with the exception of an air conditioning system and a few stickers.
The Bolan’s newly installed AC controls resemble fan regulators from the 1980s or the knobs of an old local amplifier, which were forcefully installed by an angry electrician while destroying the vehicle’s beauty.
Meanwhile, the third-row seats that were removed by the company many years ago remain unreplaced.
This is not the first time the Bolan has been equipped with air conditioning. The Bolan (7th generation Suzuki Carry high roof) was available in both AC and non-AC variants, but Pak Suzuki later discontinued the latter.
In 2006-07, the Suzuki Bolan was available in four variants, with the base version costing Rs. 367,000, the base version with factory-fitted CNG costing Rs. 404,000, the Bolan GL (with AC) costing Rs. 427,000, and the Bolan GL with CNG costing Rs. 461,000.
This could be Suzuki Bolan’s final model in Pakistan, as the government recently declared in the Auto Industry Development and Export Policy (AIDEP 2021-26) that the sale of vehicles that do not meet WP29 requirements, whether domestically built or imported, will be prohibited starting 30 June 2022.
New price o Suzuki Bolan 2022
Despite the fact that the new Suzuki Bolan VXL appears to be on its way to dealerships, Pak Suzuki has yet to make an official announcement about its introduction and pricing, which is expected to be higher due to the new AC. The Suzuki Bolan currently costs Rs. 1.18 million, while the Cargo model costs Rs. 1.165 million.