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Suzuki imagines new Jimny as a retro mini pickup truck




Suzuki has dropped two teaser images of its first custom concepts based on the all-new Jimny off-roader, which is scheduled to debut at the 2019 Tokyo Auto Salon in mid-January.

Called the Jimny Survive and based on the JDM model, the first concept is powered by a 0.66-litre turbocharged three-cylinder engine, making it qualified as a Kei car in Japan.

As implied by its name and looks, the Survive is designed as a rugged vehicle for extreme conditions despite packing a modest 47kW. It comes equipped with headlights protection, steel front bumper featuring a winch and tow hooks, outer roll cage, rear window delete and aftermarket wheels shod with off-road tyres.

The second custom study, and one which is bound to be of more interest to Aussie buyers, is the Jimmy Sierra Pickup Style.

Based on the Jimny Sierra, the wide-body model with a 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine is envisioned as a retro workhorse complete with wooden panels on the sides.

It features a rugged-looking front bumper with tow hooks, colour coordinated front grille and a quartet of LED spot lights mounted on the roof. It even comes with a set of retro looking steel wheels with hubcaps to complete the throwback styling.

Suzuki hasn’t provided details on its load carrying capacity but we don’t expect it to be generous due to its diminutive size.

Along with the two Jimny-based concepts, Suzuki is also bringing the Swift Sport Yellow Rev to the show, which is all about the yellow paintjob exclusive to the show car.

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