Chelsea Truck Company To Turn Suzuki Jimny Into A Mini Defender Or G-Class Too

It appears that every tuning company out there wants a piece of the Suzuki Jimny action nowadays.

Interestingly, most project proposals we’ve seen so far consist of makeovers aimed at making the Jimny resemble the much more expensive Mercedes-Benz G-Class and Land Rover Defender. As it turns out, the Chelsea Truck Company is jumping on the bandwagon as well. The UK-based tuner has revealed plans to turn the diminutive off-roader into a mini G-Class or Defender courtesy of some cosmetic tweaks.

Company founder Afzal Kahn posted the first sketch of a possible Chelsea Truck Company Jimny on his Instagram page with the caption: “The G Wagon inspired friendly vehicle for a 6th of the price!” The company also posted a rendering of a Defender-inspired tune for the Jimny on its website.

Owing to the enthusiastic response on social media, the company formerly known as Project Kahn will offer both tuning kits for the new Suzuki Jimny.

Highlights will include a wide-body styling package with wide wheel arches, vented bumpers and bonnet, a vented grille, LED headlights, 19-inch G6 wheels as well as a performance quad exhaust system. All these upgrades will spruce up the Jimny and make it look “more premium and noticeable than the standard model.”

The interior treatment will consist of quilted and perforated leather upholstery, leather-wrapped center glove box and armrests, branded sill plates, and vented foot pedals. The price of a luxed-up Suzuki Jimny of Land Rover or Mercedes-Benz flavor will begin at £24,995 (around $32,000). The release date will be announced after the tuning packages are finalized.

  • Mr. EP9

    Yeah, no thanks. I’d rather just keep it a Jimny. I’d prefer if it doesn’t look like a cheap imitation of a Defender or G Class; that’s the Chinese job.

  • John Gorski

    Hopefully with all the press this vehicle is generating it will appear in the US market.
    Always thought Kia with thier Soul platform should have a build like this one.

    Bring this to the USA!

  • kachuks

    The starting price for this package is $32k? Whats the starting price for a Jimny, again?

  • Paul

    It’s probably not worth the investment to do it but I still think it looks good that way.

  • Wandering_Spirit

    Tastefully made from the renders.

  • Paul-Helen LaBounty

    No thanks, I’ll just stick with my 2 Rovers. If a Suzuki would happen to follow me down (or up) a 4×4 road, it would not make it.

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