Ever thought how would a pickup version of the Jimny look like? Suzuki New Zealand is selling one. Check it out.
Suzuki Jimny is in its 4th-generation and is all set to make a grand entry to the Indian automobile market by the end of this year. Being one of the most affordable 4X4 on the planet, it is loved by enthusiasts all around the world. Thus, coming across a heavily modified example of the Jimny is not tough. However, here’s one of the most interesting Jimny build ever and it is a pickup truck version of the SUV. This job is the courtesy of Suzuki New Zealand and is on sale via a dealer in Whanganui.
The pickup version of the Suzuki Jimny is based on the base-spec JX variant of the car.
To convert the Jimny into a pickup truck, its rear-end, after the B-pillar has been chopped off to fit a small flatbed. Since the job has been performed by Suzuki New Zealand itself, it is legal in all sense. It is based on the base variant of the Jimny – Jimny JX. Thus, it misses out on some features that the top-spec Jimny Sierra comes loaded with. But the modifier has fitted it with the high beam assist function and dual sensor brake support to increase its safety quotient.
This pickup version misses out on the alloy wheels and instead gets a set of steelies. Also, the headlamp units come equipped with basic halogen bulbs. Other absentees on the pickup version in comparison to the Sierra version are – leather-wrapped steering wheel, touchscreen infotainment unit, and automatic climate control. However, the JX variant of the Jimny comes equipped with a manual AC with heater, steering mounted controls for audio and cruise control, 2-din music system with Bluetooth connectivity, LED DRLs, power windows, and more.
Bare Basic interior of the Jimny Pickup based on the JX trim.
Talking of its powertrain, it gets the same 1.5L K-series motor from the Jimny Sierra that belts out a peak power output of 100.5 BHP and a maximum torque output of 130 Nm. However, the pickup version comes mated to the 5-speed manual gearbox in place of a 4-speed torque converter unit seen on the Sierra model. The pickup version of the Jimny is priced at $37,990, which is an increment of over $12,000 over the price of base-spec MT variant of the Jimny.