The Mazda Carol is exactly the same as the Suzuki Alto. It’s basically a Suzuki Alto that is supplied to Mazda under an OEM agreement and rebadged as the Mazda Carol. Similar to the Alto that has become popular in Kenya, it’s a super economical car that is ideal for urban transport.
The inside is functional with a dashboard that is simple and uncluttered. The space is small and is ideal for four people of medium height. Tall people will find it uncomfortable especially for long distance travel.
On the outside, the Mazda Carol is a small car that looks boxy but yet attractive. All grades come with steel rims with plastic covers.
Mazda Carol Generations
- First generation (1962 – 1970)
- Second generation (1989 – 1995)
- Third generation (1995 – 1998)
- Fourth generation (1998 – 2004)
- Fifth generation (2004 – 2009)
- Sixth generation (2009 – 2015)
- Seventh generation (2014 – Present)
Mazda Carol Maintenance Costs In Kenya
The Mazda Carol gained popularity due to its affordable price and low maintenance costs. With proper care according to the owner’s manual, the car suffers minimal problems. Since it’s equipped with the VVT (variable valve) mechanism, it has improved thermal efficiency and combustion efficiency. This, combined with a lightweight body and a CVT transmission, results in an excellent economic and efficient driving experience. It requires servicing after 5,000 km for minor service and 10,000 km for major service.
Mazda Carol Reliability In Kenya
Being a light car, it was designed for short-distance use. It’s preferable to use the Mazda Carol within the city and drive at a reasonable speed to avoid the risk of rolling. It’s also prone to overheating if the engine is overworked or low on oil and coolant.
Mazda Carol Alternatives you can buy in Kenya: Daihatsu Mira, Honda N-Box, Mitsubishi eK and Nissan Dayz
Price of the Mazda Carol in Kenya and where to buy it: https://cars.topcar.co.ke/vehicles/mazda/carol
Import the Mazda Carol in Kenya: https://topcar.co.ke/import-your-car/
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