Suzuki Carry Dabba – What Not To Do With It

suzuki carry dabba

The legendary Suzuki Carry Daba you see on the roads of Pakistan today has a very extensive history. With over 10 generations since its birth, the Suzuki Carry Dabba is one of the oldest Suzukis to be alive.

The first generation of the Carry Dabba was manufactured in 1961. It gave the Carry Dabba the concept of having the engine underneath its front passenger seat. It was called the Suzulight Carry Van FB/FBD. The Carry was powered by a two-stroke, two-cylinder air cooled engine. It’s safe to say that the Carry Dabba we get in Pakistan hasn’t improved much in terms of design and performance since its advent, all it has put on is a lot of weight.

Since then, the Suzuki Carry Dabba has been a vital vehicle in the Suzuki lineup, specially in Pakistan as it is a low-cost multipurpose vehicle which is used by many people in Pakistan for multiple transportation purposes. We see it today being used as a school van, goods transport and what not. This humble van has been used for every purpose, as the media below would demonstrate:

While the rest of the world is putting the Carry Dabba to a great use by fitting V8s and 13B rotary’s in them, Pakistan, on the other hand has cheap alternatives:

The Carry Dabba offered here in Pakistan, named as Suzuki Bolan by Pak Suzuki, is based on the seventh generation, codenamed as ST90V. It is powered by a 796cc 3 cylinder F8B engine. It has a capacity of over 8 people but Pakistanis can always compromise on comfort and adjust more in between the small spaces.

Some enthusiastic owners of Carry Dabba in Pakistan have customized them with all their hearts:

Suzuki Carry Dabba

Suzuki Carry Dabba

Some of them even like to push them to the limit (PakWheels discourages such behavior)

Suzuki Carry Dabba

So you guys see, if you have a Shoq of automobiles, you can really Shock the world with such vehicles, but we would suggest otherwise.


Fahad Mehmood

Fahad Mehmood is an ardent car enthusiast and a photographer by profession. He's been an active PakWheels member since the beginning. When he's not writing about cars, he's shooting people and things with his camera. He hopes to go viral one day.

  • Shahid Mehmood

    haha nicely written article 🙂

  • Does it have a heating systems

  • Najeeb Ullah

    well one thing i know about one of the carry dabba is that one of them was fitted with a flamethrower kit and in pakistan that is hard to find you cannot even get a clay bar in pakistan

  • Mehar

    Once in islamabad I saw a highly modified carry dabba the driver tried to drift and the carry dabba did what all carry dabba’s do when you drift one at high speed it rolled over very violently.The driver had a broken arm and cuts and bruises.His carry was badly damaged.

  • qasim

    I am trying to put 1kr engine which i bought from peshawer in my bolan but my mechanics says it is impssible to fit ,now i am ill, Insha Allah after this eid I will personely do the swap,pics uploaded

  • rashid

    this prbably has killed more people and damaged more legs then any other four wheeler in Pakistan.