The Suzuki Jimny is known by many as a miniature offroader, it also sits in a rather odd category given its lack of a direct competitor. Gladly, the current generation Suzuki Jimny has garnered positive feedback from several parts of the world. Unfortunately, Suzuki started diminishing the Jimny on European markets last July this year, this is mainly due to the stricter emission standards. Behind this sad news, the Japanese brand has then made some modifications to the renowned vehicle, and the expected result is a Suzuki Jimny that’s classified as an N1 commercial vehicle in Europe.
Notably, the biggest change on this modified Jimny is the removal of its second row of seats, rewarding this mini off-roader with a generous boot space of 863 liters. That actually translates to 33 liters more than the previously Euro-spec Jimny. Apart from that, another practical appointment is the cargo nets at the back of the first-row seats.
The sole engine of the Jimny is the familiar 1.5L gasoline engine that delivers 101 hp and 130 Nm of torque which could either be paired with a 5-speed manual or with a 4-speed automatic. However, given the circumstances of Europe having stricter emission standards, Suzuki might work on its engine in order to satisfy the guidelines, or maybe the brand might also release a new powerplant option which should also be an exciting chapter for the vehicle.
It may seem that Suzuki’s iconic off-roader wants to remain in Europe, that’s why the brand is exerting so much effort to overcome those current boundaries. Apart from this upcoming commercial vehicle, sources say that the Jimny will also have a 5-door modification, and it’s actually set to be launched exclusively for India. Quite exciting to see this renowned model evolve in the near future, that said, let’s hope for more in-depth details with regards to this project.