Suzuki Jimny returns to the UK as a 4X4 two-seater commercial avatar

  • Production of the Suzuki Jimny was previously discontinued in the UK due to stricter emissions standards.
  • A commercial version of the Suzuki Jimny was introduced in Europe last year.

The Suzuki Jimny has returned to the UK more than a year after it was withdrawn from production in the country due to stricter emissions standards. In its new avatar, the Suzuki Jimny is a lightweight commercial vehicle with just two front seats instead of four in its passenger car version.

The rear seats have been removed to turn the iconic 4X4 SUV into a commercial vehicle.

From the outside, the Jimny commercial vehicle looks identical to a conventional passenger SUV.

The Suzuki Jimny SUV was reintroduced in Europe last year as an N1 commercial vehicle. The Jimny had previously been withdrawn from production due to failure to meet stricter CO2 emission standards.

In terms of specifications, the Jimny commercial released for UK markets is similar to what other countries in Europe are getting. From the outside, the cargo version of the Suzuki Jimny looks the same as the passenger car version. However, the standard rear multiple seat now gives way to cargo space, which is 33 litres more than that of the passenger model with the rear seat folded down.

The Jimny two-door cargo SUV measures 3,645 mm long, 1,645 mm wide and 1,720 mm high. It has the same wheelbase as its passenger car version, with 210mm of ground clearance. The cargo variant of the Jimny will be offered with a payload capacity of 150kg and a total cargo volume of 863 litres.

The SUV in the cargo avatar will be powered by a 1.5-litre four-cylinder supercharged petrol engine. Combined with a five-speed manual gearbox and all-wheel drive system, the engine is capable of producing 101bhp of power and 130Nm of maximum torque. The cargo variant of the Jimny will reach a top speed of around 145 km/h.

According to the Japanese automaker, the Jimny SUV in the commercial version will be offered to customers with the same standard equipment previously offered in the passenger car version. Standard features include air conditioning, cruise control, a full-size spare wheel and a touchscreen infotainment system compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.