Suzuki Jimny is back in Europe. Now it’s a vanSeptember 9, 2020
Model removed from passenger models due to new environmental regulations
Suzuki Jimny SUV returns to the European market after a short break. It is now a light commercial vehicle (LCV), which means some relaxation in terms of emissions, which is why the model was removed from the passenger transport category.
The commercial Suzuki Jimny is just two front seats and plus 33 liters to the trunk volume. The figure of the van is 863 liters, while the passenger version with the rear sofa folded down – only 830. Another difference is the mesh partition, which prevents cargo from entering the luggage compartment into the cabin. No technical changes are foreseen.
Under the hood of Jimny, the 1.5 l engine is still installed, developing 102 horsepower and 130 Nm of torque. The box is an uncontested five-speed manual transmission. The SUV retains three-arm continuous axles with coil springs, as well as a part-time all-wheel drive with a lowering row.
The classic move with the removal of the SUV from the list of passenger models will save the company from fines for exceeding CO₂ emissions, because Jimny’s greening and the introduction of at least a 48-volt system are not expected in the near future. For Komtrans, the environmental requirements are more sparing: while passenger models, on average, should emit no more than 95 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer, LCV – no more than 147 grams per kilometer.
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