Suzuki Jimny Back In Europe As Two-Seater Commercial Vehicle
It turns out that the reports from January of this year were correct. At the time, it was believed that the Suzuki Jimny would disappear from the European market in its original five-seater form and return as a utility vehicle. Fast forward to today and the automaker is actually bringing a two-seater Jimny to the market in some countries of the Old Continent.
The Jimny light commercial vehicle comes with “a large luggage compartment with a flat floor and a safety partition”, which would be perfect for small businesses. However, the truth is that the new version is the model’s only chance to survive as it will be classified as a utility vehicle. This segment has significantly lower emission restrictions in Europe compared to regular cars.
This fact easily explains why the new Jimny LCV has “the same authentic, uncompromising off-road performance” as the stock four-seater Jimny. Suzuki explains that the off-roader continues to ride on a ladder frame and have the company’s part-time Allgrip-Pro 4WD system with a low-range transfer gear.
The absence of rear seats opens up a huge cargo area with a capacity of up to 30.47 cubic feet (863 liters), which is 1.16 cubic feet (33 liters) more than the passenger Jimny when the rear seats are folded down . There is also a new security bulkhead that prevents cargo from entering the cabin and separates the cargo area from the front seats.
There is no change under the hood where there is still a 1.5-liter naturally aspirated gasoline engine producing 100 horsepower (75 kilowatts). Measured by European WLTP standards, the Jimny LCV returns 173 grams of CO2 per kilometer, which is well above the standards for non-commercial light vehicles on the continent, which easily explains the shift from off-road to the commercial vehicle segment. light.