Suzuki Bolan’s Future and the VXL with AC
The recent images of Suzuki Bolan VXL that’s going to come equipped with an air-conditioner (again) went viral over the internet and social media. It was already being reported that Pak Suzuki will introduce an AC-fitted version of Bolan, however the company hasn’t officially announced the launch of the Bolan VXL yet.
According to information, the Bolan VXL with AC will be priced at PKR 12.65 lac which will be a bump of Rs 87,000 from the regular Bolan. The new Bolan VXL looks exactly same on the outside as well as inside with the only difference being the presence of AC and a couple of VXL badges. The AC controls appear to be poorly retrofitted while there are still no third row seats which the company had taken out many years ago.
Suzuki Bolan VXL with AC
This isn’t the first time that air-conditioner has been offered with Bolan, in fact not many remember that back in the past, Bolan (which is the 7th gen Suzuki Carry Hiroof) was available with both AC and non AC variants. Later on however, Pak Suzuki pulled the plugs off the other variants. As a reminder, in 2006/07 there were 4 variants of Suzuki Bolan on sale with base STD version priced at PKR 3.67 lac, the STD with factory-fitted CNG at PKR 4.04 lac, Bolan GL (with AC) for PKR 4.27 lac and the Bolan GL with CNG for PKR 4.61 lac.
Suzuki Bolan brochure from 2006/07
However if we observe, the air-conditioner was never successful in Bolan which is otherwise popular mainly because of its nothingness. Considering the fact that Pak Suzuki has taken out a lot of features during all these years such as there is no defroster/ heater, there is no trip meter, no adjustable seats, no multi-speed intermittent wipers, no key lock at the passenger door & no rear windshield wiper etc. Furthermore the materials used in door trims, dashboard and seats have significantly worsened. There are no insulations, or floor carpeting either, plus Pak Suzuki has also removed the third row seats many years ago.