The plucky Suzuki Jimny was taken of sale in July due to its high CO2 emissions, and therefore it’s effects on Suzuki’s average CO2 level. The 1.5 litre petrol engine emits a fair amount, the current average limit for an entire fleet of vehicles from a car manufacturer is 95g/km and the Jimny outputs 154g/km. The automatic version kicks out 170g/km of CO2.
However, undeterred Suzuki has found a loophole and is now offering going to be offering the Jimny as a commercial vehicle which means the fleet target is a bit higher at 147g/km. This will mean Suzuki won’t be fined for each sale. In order to meet the category as a “commercial vehicle” the rear seats have been removed, and a mesh bulk head has been added in order to prevent any cargo coming into the cab. The loading bay now has a 863-litre capacity.
The engine remains the same, the 100bhp 1.5-litre four-cylinder with no turbo charger as well as the four wheel drive system.
The standard version of the Jimny was £15,370, but no pricing has been revealed yet for the commercial version.