We reported back in February that the current Suzuki Jimny may be dropped from sale before 2021, due to ongoing emissions regulations affecting the car. Now this week, Suzuki has confirmed that the Jimny will be dropped from the UK market before 2021 rolls around.
The current generation hasn’t been around long, it was introduced in 2018 and it’s a really well done reincarnation of the original Jimny. But emissions are important and Suzuki has taken the decision to drop the car from sale.
Despite the small proportions of the car, the 1.5 litre petrol engine emits a fair amount of CO2, 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. Suzuki could have offered the Jimny has an electric 4×4 or as a hybrid, but no such plans have been announced.
For those customers who have already placed an order, Suzuki has said it will make “every effort to ensure delivery to its customers who have already placed an order.”