The end of the road for the Suzuki Jimny

Published 10 July 2020

Suzuki has confirmed that its quirky off-roader will be axed from the range. The move comes as the carmaker aims to hybridise it's model line-up and meet CO2 emissions regulations.

The future of the compact 4x4 was already up in the air after Suzuki UK said it would only be sold "in very limited numbers throughout 2020". A brand spokesperson has confirmed that "once existing and limited number dealer allocations to customers are fulfilled over the next 4-5 months", it will be axed from the range.

Non-electrified variants of all Suzuki models are down to dealer stock only and the Jimny is no longer  available to order from new. This is mostly due to the adverse effect it has on the brand’s fleet average CO2 emissions. Even the cleanest Jimny produces 154g/km of CO2 - which is well above the 95g/km fleet average Suzuki needs to meet next year.

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There's a possibility that the Jimny could be brought back as a commercial vehicle in future, with the rear seats removed - but this is yet to be confirmed. 

Suzuki’s wider range now consists of the Vitara and S-Cross, smaller Swift and Swift Sport and the Ignis city car. The Suzuki Across SUV - produced in partnership with Toyota - will also be Suzuki's first model with a plug-in hybrid setup when it launches in autumn.

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Comments

gordonbennet    on 12 July 2020

One assumes the Jimny will still be produced for countries who haven't been forced to swallow the man made climate money spinner by EU dictat.

In a sane world the UK leaving the EU, in name anyway, could once again make its own decisions about such things for the country's own particular benefit, but we all know that was never envisaged.

Enjoy what you can of your own particular motoring lives whilst you can, your freedoms as we have seen since March, utilising a different fear smokscreen, will be taken swiftly as they phase in the new dour dystopian utopia they have planned for the country and the rest of west that you will no longer recognise shortly.

Micky Myers    on 13 July 2020

Except we still have the follow the same rules...

   on 13 July 2020

Let's be honest, th UK is a very small operator in a global market. What we need to do is to drive on the right, steer on the left, measure speed in kmh and cut out wasteful duplication of world production lines.

Trevor G Jones    on 13 July 2020

Been measuring in kilometres per hour for many years in trucks.

Burble    on 15 July 2020

Suzuki is a Japanese company, they drive on the left with wheel on the right the same as UK

flumff    on 13 July 2020

Hang on in there, if we wait long enough the rest of the world
will eventually drive on the left. You know it makes sense.

MPH, so we didnt go metric? Junction in 200 metres, so we did?

Wheres the British Empire when you need it?

I think its what we do best! Muddle and go nowhere.

TCCisTCC    on 14 July 2020

The left / right split is around 34/66 of the world's population.

We measure in at least 3 systems. We produce oil in Metres Cubed, sell it in US Barrels, turn it into fuel that we buy in Litres and whose consumption we measure in Miles per Imperial Gallon.

Edited by TCCisTCC on 14/07/2020 at 20:45

gavsmit    on 16 July 2020

Odd decisions are made across all societies because whilst the intelligent are thinking of great ideas, innovations and inventions, the less intelligent are busy self promoting themselves into positions of power and influence.

Anyway, back to the actual topic, it's a shame to see the Jimny go because despite all its flaws, I liked the idea of having one; maybe not for the price Suzuki wanted people to pay, but there was no shortage of people queuing up so they obviously got away with it.

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