Suzuki Joins The Jimny Makeover Party With Woody Pickup And Survive

Suzuki got tired of letting aftermarket companies steal the limelight with the new Jimny so the automaker brought two custom concepts based on its tiny off-roader to the Tokyo Auto Salon.

Previewed last month, the Jimny Sierra Pickup Style and Jimny Survive studies look even better in the metal. The former is based on the widebody Jimny Suzuki sells in Europe and other markets while the latter uses the Jimny Kei car as a starting point.

The pickup envisions a retro-styled, pint-sized workhorse that even features wooden panels on the sides. It also has a very colorful cabin with plaid seats — only two of them because the rear bench got ditched to make room for the truck bed. Despite that, there’s still some storage space behind the seats.

Suzuki doesn’t mention the payload but the bed seems larger than what one would expect from such a small vehicle. Suzuki sees the Jimny Sierra Pickup Style as a lifestyle pickup targeting people who enjoy DIY activities.

Conquer the great outdoors with the 0.66L Jimny Survive

As for the Jimny Survive, it’s an adventure-focused model equipped with an outer roll cage, steel protective plates on the fenders, steel front skid plate, and a steel front bumper equipped with a winch and tow hooks.

The tiny off-roader also features protections for the headlights and taillights, a tailgate-mounted ladder, and a bunch of accessories on the roof including a shovel. The aftermarket wheels shod with off-road tires round off the exterior tweaks. As for the interior, it features seats with fur bolsters at the front and no rear seats. The rear compartment is used for storage and maybe sleep for those who are flexible enough to fit.

Suzuki says the Jimny Survive is designed to “run through nature even under extreme conditions” — despite the fact that it only packs a 64hp (65PS) 0.66-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine. It’s described as a “reliable companion” that satisfies the adventurous spirit of the Jimny driver.

The carmaker didn’t mention any plans to build the concepts but the Jimny Survive seems a safer bet than the pickup.

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  • Bash

    I love the pickup. It doesn’t mean I don’t like the other one, but those seventies fur seats! Really?

  • TrevP

    those furry seats tho

  • XtremWize
    • Loquacious Borborygmus

      Hey! That’s a great replica!

  • Six_Tymes

    pretty amazing what JEEP started so many years ago

  • Andrewthecarguy

    They ought to just make yearly special editions in limited numbers. That’s how you get people excited.

  • EM1

    Love it, please Toyota do the deal with Suzuki and being it here.

  • ➡️ProtectOurHeritage⬅️

    Suzuki continues to give me wood.

  • Wandering_Spirit

    I agree that the lady on the left in picture nr 5 from the top row is a good reintepretation of the Jimny in a cosplay version. i’d eagerly get one.

  • Ben

    I love it!

  • john1168

    Why do I love this so much???

    • Bob


  • SteersUright

    While everyone professes their love for this SUV and claims they wish it was sold here, in reality it would need far more than the 80hp engine and massively improved NVH to ever do well. And, at that point, its not so cheap nor cute with an inflated price tag anymore.

  • TheHake

    I LOVE that pick-up. I would buy it in an instant if it came with those two Japanese cherries.

  • jason wu

    Bring them to the States. I mean the girls.

  • Stephen G

    Brings back so many Samurai memories!

  • nastinupe

    So small that the asian lady looks cramped getting out of it. You guys are crazy for liking this thing. 80 hp is a joke.

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