Suzuki Jimny looks cute yet brute at the same time in its current 3-door avatar. However, it looks so much more gorgeous as a 4-door pickup truck. Here are a few pictures of the same, digitally rendered by an artist.
Maruti Suzuki recently showcased the Jimny at the 2020 Auto Expo. It was showcased to understand the take and response of Indian audience on the car. The one showcased here in India was the Sierra version. Internationally, Suzuki sells two variants of the Jimny, one that meets Japanese Kei car regulations, and a Sierra version with bigger engine, wider fender flares and tailgate-mounted spare wheel, which is sold in the international market.
Suzuki Jimny appears to be an aesthetically beautiful in this pickup avatar.
In terms of looks, the Jimny seems to be inspired by the legendary G-Wagon. The car has a boxy silhouette, straight lines all around, tailgate with a small windscreen and all these design attributes give the Jimny an uncanny resemblance to the G-Wagon. Since G-wagon has also spawned the 4-door pickup truck body style, a digital artist has tried his hands to perform the same job with the Jimny. The digitally tweaked Jimny in pictures can be seen with a 4-door crew-cab and a long bed at the rear to look like a pickup truck. It should be noted that car does not look disproportionate, at least in the pictures. However, if Suzuki would ever consider producing a pickup version of the Jimny is something that is not known yet.
It is, however, very unlikely of Suzuki to come up with a pickup version of the Jimny.
The Jimny Sierra, in its current iteration, is a 3-door compact off-roader that is offered with a 1.5L 4-cylinder K15B petrol engine under the hood. The engine is capable enough to produce a maximum power output of 102 PS and a peak torque of 130 Nm. With this engine, it would be tough to extract any performance from the bigger, heavier, and longer pickup version of the Jimny. Thus, the 4-door pickup version of the Jimny might not be on Suzuki’s plan.
Currently, the Suzuki Jimny is sold in Japan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom , et al. However, the car is not on sale in India yet, but with its showcase at the 2020 Auto Expo, it is expected to be launched here in India in the first half of 2021. Maruti is already studying different ways to source the parts from its India-based OEM suppliers to launch the Jimny at an affordable price tag. Also, the Jimny could be sold here as the next-gen Gypsy.