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Jimny truck and new heavy duty off-road variant will be displayed at the Tokyo Auto Salon in January 2019
James Attwood, digital editor
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27 December 2018

Suzuki will unveil a Jimny Sierra Pickup Style concept version of its diminutive off-road SUV at the Tokyo Auto Salon in Japan.

The reworked version of the high-capability 4x4 that will be shown at the January 11-13 event features a rear pickup truck platform in place of the rear seats and boot, with the ride height of the machine also jacked up further.

The new concept features a number of design changes, including a retro-styled front grille that evokes previous generations of Jimny along with a pair of front tow hooks. Suzuki says it also features custom ‘individual’ design details, including a yellow paint that features a wood panel effect in places. 

The firm has also developed another variant of the SUV called the Jimny Survive, which is intended as an even more extreme off-road vehicle.

As well as a raised ride height it features bigger tyres, steel plates on the front and rear bumpers, guards protecting the headlights and a rod rack that features protective bars extending down the Jimny’s window pillars. 

Suzuki has given no indications if there are plans for either machine to make production. The Tokyo Auto Salon is Japan’s largest modified and tuned car show, making it likely the two Jimny variants will remain one-off concepts.

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27 December 2018

If they're going to do variants, how about attending to the lack-lustre engine and giving the gearbox an extra (overdrive) ratio?

27 December 2018

They should definitely make that little pick up version, it looks great (wood panels optional, though).

27 December 2018

Or maybe doing a 5 door version too.

27 December 2018

Jimny is written 8 times in this article.  On 4 random occasions correctly.

 

 

28 December 2018

JimNy!  It isn't difficult.

28 December 2018

that front end didn't look right then, and doesn't now. if the pickup was slightly longer (so that you can actually put something in it!), say 90 or 100 inch wheelbase, with a lower low-range gearing and.....Dear Suzuki, how brave are you feeling? A lot of people seem to think that if you could make one of these that's a bit more "land roverey" you'd sell quite a lot of them. Just sayin'. Also, how hard would it be to make one that's posh like a g-wagon? there could be a few quid in this if you were up for it

28 December 2018

congratulations Suzuki! You’ve achieved the very best of mediocrity. 

You copy the style sheets for story telling from GMH and others. (“Sierra”, original! Not). You then take Jeep’s heritage theme. But know where have you inspired or shown innovation. 

When are you going to improve your safety features, axle or engine? 

28 December 2018

Looks pretty good the load bed could be a bit longer,strip the cosmetic bits of it,the vehicle could be useful addition to the Suzuki range. There could be a gap between the ATV based pickups and the full size offerings on the market today.

13 August 2019

i did read your article, it is really nice experiment for suzuki. They should definitely make that little pick up version, it looks great 

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