For the last couple of years, reports have been emerging on various instances about Pak Suzuki’s plans to replace the four decades old Bolan with the Every van but every time the plan fails to materialize.
Now again the news is gaining momentum regarding the arrival of Suzuki Every which will reportedly be introduced towards the third quarter of this year. While the Bolan has always been a subject of buzz, the Suzuki Ravi, the Bolan’s pickup iteration gets very little attention.
Pak Suzuki also displayed the new Every at the 2022 PAPS show in Lahore hinting us at what to expect from the Bolan replacement, however, the pickup iteration is yet to make an appearance. Let us try to look at a possible replacement for Suzuki Ravi in Pakistan, the Carry pickup.
The Carry that will replace Ravi will be similar to the JDM-spec Carry which is the 13th-generation model that debuted in 2013 and has received multiple facelifts over its decade of presence in the market. Do note that the corresponding JDM Suzuki Every is the 5th generation model which is based on the 13th-gen Carry and debuted a couple of years later in 2015. Bear in mind, that the larger one often referred to as 12th-gen Carry (Indonesian-spec) with a 1.5L engine is quite unlikely to be introduced in Pakistan.
New Suzuki Carry
The JDM Carry gets the same 660cc engine under its front seats as the JDM Every van and comes in naturally aspirated as well as turbocharged guises with transmission choices including a 5-speed manual, 3/4 speed automatic, and a 5-speed AMT gearbox. In Pakistan however, one can expect the pickup to carry a naturally aspirated 660cc engine (48hp/ 62Nm) with a manual gearbox, however, the engine is likely to be tuned to suit the local conditions.
If reports are to be believed, then we might be able to finally welcome the replacements of Bolan & Ravi towards the third quarter of this year. With the new Every van and Carry pickup, Pak Suzuki could see comparable sales growth to that of the 660cc Alto, which is currently the best-selling vehicle in Pakistan. Nonetheless, the company must consider offering the creature comfort amenities that the locally assembled Ravi pickup severely lacks.
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