Tuk Tuks are common in most towns and cities nowadays. Across all residential areas in the country, Tuk Tuks are fast becoming a convenient and cheap mode of transport. For some time now, Tuk-tuks have created business and employment opportunities for many. The question of comfort and safety in Tuk-tuks has often elicited different opinions. However in the last one year, there has been a shift. The Suzuki Every micro-van is slowly replacing the Tuktuk.
So what do we need to know about the Suzuki Every?
It runs on a 658cc engine. This combined with modern technology that is absent in the Tuk-tuks, makes it have fuel economy that is almost at per with that of a Tuktuk. Apart from the PSV use, it is also very handy as a delivery van for light cargo.
It offers better comfort and safety compared to a Tuktuk
Tuk-tuks both petrol and Diesel are often noisy and uncomfortable. They have been fabricated using bare metal. This poses some great risks in case of an accident. The Suzuki Every on the other hand is smooth, silent and refined. Even with Jua Kali made seats installed in the passenger cabin, it’s way more comfortable compared to a Tuktuk and this makes the Every a preference to passengers.
The Suzuki Every also safer, equipped with crumple zones to give you a little more safety in case of an accident. It also offers better stability.
The Suzuki Every has a larger carrying capacity compared to a Tuktuk
The Every can carry more passengers compared to the Tuktuk making it a bit more lucrative for those seeking to venture into the short routes transport business.
The Every is currently retailing for between Sh. 500,000 and Sh. 600,000. It is significantly more expensive compared to a Tuktuk but in the long term, it is a worthwhile investment. This is because of its versatility. It can be used as a school van, a delivery van and even a matatu.
A Tuktuk is constricted to being a passenger vehicle with a limited lifespan. Which one would you go for, a Tuktuk or a Suzuki Every?