British Suzuki lineup becomes hybridJuly 9, 2020
Suzuki has removed all non-hybrid variants from its line in the UK, while existing Jimny 4 × 4 orders will be completed.
The British Suzuki line up to dealerships will soon become extremely hybrid, including the Jimny 4×4, which will no longer be available for order. The future of the compact SUV was already in question after the British division of Suzuki announced that it would be sold “in very limited quantities during 2020.” Representatives of the brand confirmed that after the existing orders are completed within the next 4-5 months, its production will be officially completed.
There is a possibility that in the future the model may be returned to the market as an N1 class commercial vehicle with the rear seats removed to allow loading of the cargo compartment along with other improvements.
Jimny’s fate is heavily dependent on the environmental impact of his CO2 emissions. Even in the most modest version with a manual gearbox, its CO2 content is much higher than the average for the future Suzuki fleet planned for 2021.
By the way, this model range will be presented by Vitara and S-Cross SUVs, Swift and Swift Sport hatchbacks, as well as the city Ignis city car. All are now offered exclusively with gasoline engines equipped with a soft hybrid system. A little later, the Across SUV will also join the line, which was recently introduced as the first product created as part of the Suzuki-Toyota partnership. In essence, this SUV is a slightly converted RAV4 equipped with the first Suzuki hybrid powerplant.
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