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Jimny to be cut from uk/eu market?
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A wise man once said...... When we are Mean, Shout at People, Lose our Tempers, Swear, and generally act like Tool Bags, Never forget ..... We are all Cavemen in Suits, Uniforms and/or Overalls ..... Living in Semi-Concrete Jungles. Andy - 2019 AD.
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More than half of all new cars sold is electric, believed to reach 75% this year.
This is the future whether we like it or not.
I think I can safely say there will be no more Jimny in Norway, and from 2024 or 25 no Suzuki at all unless it is electric as petrol cars will be banned.
2005 Jimny M16A VVT, 235 BFG MT, 2" Trailmaster, ARB rear lck, 17%/87% high/low gears.
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We still have an '08 jlx+ and the dealer assured me that a new Adventure model was the nearest equivalent. After the best part of a year and lots of this colour isn't available and not in that model sir I was invited to test drive a Gen4. Ten days later I had a new car. I was never offered any accessories, not so much as mats never mind leather seats. It was only after joining this forum that I learnt these things were in short supply. Clearly a different buying experience from many of you.
As always, "orders" is not a concept that Suzuki UK uses for Jimnys anyway, you get whatever you are given. Other EU countries do have "orders" and therefore as the low numbers are unlikely to fulfil these then these countries must cease orders now and this is what the press is picking up on
As low numbers arriving in the UK will continue into early 2021 this gives perhaps 12 to 14 months of development time. The Jimny is already a "bitsa" car with some parts of LJ/SJ heritage, some Gen3, some Grand Vitara and some Swift (particularly some of the electronics). There was previously a Gen4 spottted in Toyota and there was some announcements around a Suzuki/Toyota RAV4 development. Therefore it is not inconceivable to me that there is not a great deal of effort in fitting in a mild hybrid to a Jimny in that time period. The K series engine is fitted to a number of Suzukis, all candidates for a hybrid (swift etc) therefore the basic "mounting" capability is there already.
2003 M13 early KAP build.
3" Trailmaster lift with 1.5 Spacers on front
Customised winch bumper and roll cage
235/85R16 Maxxis Bighorns on 16" Rims, 4:1 Rocklobster, Rear ARB locker and on-board air
Corrected arms all-round, rear disks, Recaro seats and harnesses
If the dealers aren't going to have them and the environmentalists dictate bus travel, electric vehicles or cycling then what do I do?
Maybe EU vehicle rules will not apply to us in a few years time?
Andyhereford wrote: Don’t you think that the Jimny will just become a “classic car” in the same way as the Morris Minor has done. It is a uniquely designed car, relatively easy to work on and great fun to drive. I can’t imagine that it’s engine is any less efficient than the Morris 1000 engine and certainly the chassis and body of the Jimny is no more prone to rust than was the Morris. Providing the demand is there spare parts will be produced and websites such as this will maintain the knowledge and skills to maintain these fantastic little cars.
Some Jimnys are over 15 years old so can qualify as classics but needs a formal club this will get classic insurance etc , but also shows the name has a following helping effect future corporate desiscion .
Thought I would just add that I have just come back from Florence, where about 10%of the cars in the area were Jimnys either 06 to 19 plates and even a few SJs . This is because the roads are so narrow and Tuscany is hilly and in winter almost impassable in places.
There were a few new Ignis 4 grip hybrids but it isn't the same vehicle and can't be used the same .
This must be the same in many places surely Suzuki should do something....even if the FRENCH AND GERMAN motor companies that rule the EU try to dictate .
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Its the EU that has introduced the g/km rule, not the car company's..
Mercedes will be dropping most of its amg cars (apparently) and using a 2 litre turbo for its amg fleet as its the only way to get their average g/km down to what is required.
Another manufacturer has bought an electric car company as that will reduce their average g/km significantly.
Making a hybrid or electric jimny may push the cost to far up to make it viable ?
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Suzuki Jimny Going Away In Europe, Returning As Commercial Vehicle
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