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Is it time to say goodbye to Suzuki Mehran?

One of the most causal rides, Suzuki Mehran a.k.a Boss is the ultimate go-to car for most Pakistani’s. Whether you are going to an office, college, dropping the kids at school or even shopping, Mehran does it all for you. It is also one of the longest running badges in Pakistan without getting even a single successor.

However, while our neighbour country, India decided to get rid of the model a few years back, here are some reasons why we think that Suzuki Pakistan should also discontinue the Suzuki Mehran here.

  1. Shift In Design Taste

Modern cars are elegantly designed and much more aerodynamic. None of this is apparent in the Suzuki Mehran. Due to its boxy design along with sharp edges, it looks no way near to modern hatchbacks. The same story continues when we take a look at the interior. It unmistakably looks obsolete and lacks the craftsmen ship of newer interiors present in modern hatchbacks.

 

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  1. Lack of Basic features and Safety equipment

It is no secret that Mehran lacks even the basic features and safety equipment present in most cars today. Which is quite understandable for a car of its times. But as technology has advanced, features like ABS, Power Steering, Power Windows are a must have for any car. Sadly no variant of Mehran has ever been offered with such features let alone air bags.

Mehran’s ride quality is utterly uncomfortable and the car fails to absorb most road imperfection. It’s also worth noting that this car is highly unsafe when it comes to road safety. This is mainly due to the lack of crumple zones and less than average body strength. The whole body structure is easily bendable. I will let the below pictures do rest of the talking.

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  1. Change Is Good

We quite agree that Mehran is leaving the factory in good numbers and it is offered at a relatively less price than others. But nowadays modern cars are more than just body on wheels. Suzuki has done quite a good job in last few years revising their line up by introducing newer and modern cars. It’s strongly recommended that they give Mehran a successor to continue its legacy. Mehran has more down sides than it has ups and we are sure Suzuki is aware of this.

Gone are the days when Mehran was the only option available for a reasonably cheap price. You pay as much as 8 lacs for a fully manually operated car which greatly compromises on safety and quality in the name of cheap maintenance and low running costs. In similar price bracket, Japanese Kei cars provide better value for money. Not to mention Chinese manufacturers looking for an opportunity to enter the market.

 

So, what do you think? Share your opinion on why should Suzuki discontinue the Suzuki Mehran?

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Hey, I'm Isra Shams, the Managing Editor at Brands Magazine & FHM Pakistan. My passion is writing and I want to make a difference in the world with the power of the pen!