New Suzuki Jimny Commercial two-seater revealed: price, specs and release date
The Suzuki Jimny will be given a new lease on life in the form of a two-seat commercial vehicle. Read on for full details.
- Larger boot
- 1.5-litre engine
- 4WD standard
- On sale 2021
There was some fear that the Suzuki Jimny would no longer be sold in Europe due to increasingly stringent emissions regulations but it seems as though the small, light-weight off-roader will live on thanks to its new commercial classification.
Suzuki Jimny Commercial design and interior
The Suzuki Jimny Commercial keeps the same exterior design as the passenger car version but it has a modified interior. The passenger car version featured a rear bench seat but the new commercial version does away with this giving the little Suzuki an 863-litre load bay. That’s 33 litres more than you would get from the passenger car with the rear seats folded flat.
Suzuki Jimny Commercial Engine
The new commercial version of the Suzuki Jimny will feature the same 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine found in the passenger car, which produces 102hp and 130Nm of torque. It also comes equipped with Suzuki’s capable four-wheel-drive system, which is operated via a five-speed manual gearbox and ‘ALLGRIP PRO’ – a transfer box with low-range gearing for real off-roading performance.
Suzuki Jimny Commercial equipment
The Suzuki Jimny Commercial comes equipped with the same interior specifications as the passenger model, including cruise control, air-conditioning, a full-size spare wheel and a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring.
Safety features include Dual Sensor Brake Support (DSBS), which employs automatic braking to help avoid a collision, and hill hold and descent control that helps when driving on steep slopes. In addition, eCall, an emergency messaging function in case of a collision, has been added.
Suzuki Jimny Commercial price and release date
Pricing for the new Suzuki Jimny Commercial is still be revealed but you can expect it to cost from around £16,500, which is broadly the same as the passenger car version. Because it’s now being offered as a commercial vehicle, an ex-vat price and business deals may now be available. It’s expected to go on sale in early 2021.
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