Would A Suzuki Jimny Double Cab Pickup Be Too Much Of A Stretch?

The Suzuki Jimny has become a favorite model for automotive illustrators ever since its unveiling more than a year ago.

We’ve seen countless variants of the Jimny surfacing in the digital world, including a five-door SUV version, 6×6 pickup, as well as mini G-Class and Defender lookalikes. Let’s not forget that tuning companies have had a field day with the Jimny and Suzuki itself could not resist turning the tiny off-roader into a pickup for the 2019 Tokyo Auto Salon.

The problem with Suzuki’s Jimny Sierra Pickup Style is the fact that a production version would make little sense given that it’s a single cab pickup with the standard wheelbase. It can only accommodate two passengers and the bed truck would probably be the smallest in the world.

Also Read: New Suzuki Jimny Looks Just As Good As A Five-Door

Intrigued by this, the folks from Kolesa thought about “fixing” Suzuki’s Jimny pickup by making it a much more practical dual cab, four-door version with a stretched wheelbase. Besides the significantly larger distance between the axles, the hypothetical Jimny pickup also features longer rear overhangs in order for the cargo platform to offer a decent loading capacity.

Since the Suzuki Jimny production SUV measures slightly less than 3,500-mm (137.8-in) long without the rear-mounted spare wheel, a stretched dual-cab pickup version would still be a compact vehicle — probably the smallest “truck” of its kind.

The real question here is obviously whether a Jimny pickup would be worth pursuing for Suzuki. Certainly, many people believe the Japanese carmaker should expand the Jimny family to profit from the small off-roader’s popularity. In this case, would a stretched Jimny pickup be a bit of a… stretch? Let us know what you think.

  • Emoto

    Poor man’s Gladiator.

  • Subi-Rubicon1

    This reminds of the small pickups from years ago before the “small pickups” blow-up.

  • ME

    I was in love with it when I saw an army green Sierra trim in Kitakyushu, Japan. I seriously thought about importing to the US but we have foolish laws that prevent this. A much large company like Toyota should import them here with more safety and emissions technology to have it pass. If something as small as the SMART car can pass impact and emissions, the Suzuki has a big chance.

    • Finkployd

      I love it as well and its imported in France for now but bc of it’s relatively high emissions, the 2020 CO2 tax is just ridiculous :
      manual 154 g CO2/km = 4 818€ tax ?
      auto 170 g CO2/km = 10 980€ tax ⚰
      As it is, I guess they’ll stop importing them here unless they can whip out a hybrid or electric version soon but does it make sense for an off roader ?

  • Finkployd

    so cute

  • maybe, it’s proportions are getting a bit wonky at this point… regular cab would probably look about right though.

  • Wandering_Spirit

    I’d rather avoid it.

  • Wandering_Spirit

    I agree

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