A more large stretched version of the Jimny has been spotted testing, even though it looks like it still just has three doors
The rear seats of the most latest Suzuki Jimny are not much use for anyone besides smaller children. Ideally, a person won’t use them at all, lounging the rear bench flat to help make the microscopic 85-litre boot semi-useable. And even then, it’s not one of the most commodious load bay.
Happily, though, Suzuki is working on the long-wheelbase version of the Jimny. Despite the heavy camouflage this particular test mule wears, we are able to tell it’s still likely to be flippin’ adorable regardless of its increase in size.
Interestingly, the prototype does not seem to have acquired an additional set of doors (it may be a long wheelbase Jimny van), but a five-door variant may well be in the functions too. Such a thing continues to be rumoured for some time, and while Suzuki is going to the effort of lengthening the Jimny, we wouldn’t be surprised to see a pick-up version too.
Any under-bonnet tweaks are usually unknown at this stage. Hopefully, the particular 1 . 5-litre inline-four offers either cleaned up the act or (less likely) been replaced altogether. The particular 101bhp fares so terribly in terms of CO2 emissions that will Suzuki was forced to cull the passenger version within Europe to lower its navy average, pledging to reintroduce this later as a two-seater industrial vehicle .
Sadly, it is more likely that Suzuki will be catering for demand consist of markets with the creation of the new Jimny variant, yet there’s no harm within hoping we might get a look-in here in a commercial type or otherwise. As it stands, you can not order a Jimny in a form in the UK, with the industrial not due to arrive till Spring 2021.
Under the skin of this brand new LWB version, it should be very similar, albeit with the sturdy step ladder chassis stretched as essential. We’d expect the SWB’s rigid axles to be maintained too, along with the selectable 4×4 system and brake-based rpm vectoring setup. Here’s furthermore hoping the delightfully beige ‘Chiffon Ivory’ hue from the smaller Jimny is maintained the colour palette.
In terms of prices, with the SWB passenger edition originally available for as little as £15, 500, the stretched Jimny may well sneak under the £20, 000 mark in its simplest form. Keep an eye out later within the year for the car’s complete reveal.