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Jimny to be cut from uk/eu market?

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22 Jan 2020 23:37 #217569 by Aj4x4
Suzuki will soon stop selling the popular Jimny SUV in the European market. The company has already begun communicating with its European dealer network to stop accepting new orders for the Jimny, with immediate effect. The Jimny’s departure from Suzuki’s European line-up has to do with stricter European norms for CO2 emissions that come in to effect in 2021.

EU legislation sets mandatory emission reduction targets for new cars and for 2021, each carmaker can have a maximum fleet average of 95g of CO2/km. While this rule will only come into effect next year, it has begun phasing in from this year, according to the EU legislation. In order to achieve this target, the brand had been phasing out diesel vehicles since 2018, and is currently in the process of introducing a 48V mild-hybrid version for the Vitara SUV, which will be the first Suzuki model in Europe to benefits from this new powertrain.

The Jimny sold in Europe comes with Suzuki’s K15B 1.5-litre petrol engine that does not feature any type of hybridisation. The SUV is available with either a 5-speed manual or an automatic gearbox. The Jimny emits relatively high CO2 levels – it’s rated at 154g/km or 170g/km, depending on whether the 1.5-litre engine is paired to a manual or automatic gearbox.

According to our sister publication Autocar UK, selling more Jimnys than greener models, such as the Ignis and Swift, will push up Suzuki’s average CO2 in Europe, thus leading to fines from the European Union if it goes above the target.

Suzuki will henceforth sell all vehicles in Europe with some level of hybridisation. The company already sells the Ignis and the Swift with a 12V system, while the more expensive models, like the S-Cross and Vitara SUV, come with the 48V hybrid system coupled with a new K14D 1.4-litre petrol engine.

The Jimny will, however, make a return to select market in Europe sometime in 2021 as an N1 commercial vehicle. This means, Suzuki will sell the Jimny as a commercial vehicle without rear seats and with minor interior tweaks, but with the same 1.5-litre petrol engine as the outgoing passenger version. Commercial vehicles in the N1 category are not required to adhere to the strict 95 g CO2/km regulation. Sources tell us that the Jimny will return to the European market as a passenger vehicle in the future with an engine update that would help the brand achieve the brand’s CO2 targets.

Suzuki builds the Jimny for all markets at its Kosai plant in Japan. The small off-roader already has become a surprise success for Suzuki, with waiting periods of up to a year in some markets. The SUV’s exit from the European market could be seen as a relief for customers waiting for their Jimny in other regions, thanks to a decent reduction in the order backlog.

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23 Jan 2020 05:07 #217570 by Timpel
They say that they will stop taking new orders. What about orders that have already placed? Did order mine last year in May. Should be going into production soon.

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23 Jan 2020 14:30 #217597 by No Stock Available

Timpel wrote: They say that they will stop taking new orders. What about orders that have already placed? Did order mine last year in May. Should be going into production soon.


Sorry to say but if you are from the UK, no order was every placed as no dealer could order a Jimny, Hopefully your dealer has you on their list still and will offer you a car when they get one.

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23 Jan 2020 15:26 #217600 by Timpel
Im from Estonia. When i did order my Jimny on last year in may. My order was 15th. Last week the dealer said mine was third to be built in the list. Will see.

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23 Jan 2020 15:59 #217603 by Timpel

No Stock Available wrote:

Timpel wrote: Im from Estonia. When i did order my Jimny on last year in may. My order was 15th. Last week the dealer said mine was third to be built in the list. Will see.


Oh yes well the Euro market was different so good luck and hopefully you get your vehicle soon. My Wife is Estonian so we are going there in a few months time hopefully might see more Jimnys in Estonia Than we do in the Uk.


They are way more rare sight here than they are in uk.

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23 Jan 2020 16:00 #217604 by DrRobin
This is very disappointing, but fully understandable. I bought my first Jimny (a 2012) in October last year, I prefer the styling of that model, but I am a little taken by my Jimny and it has crossed my mind to think about a new one in may be a year or so. Trouble is if they aren't going to bring them in to Europe the only ones available and all of the second hand gen4s will go through the roof.

Very sad that they didn't give it a more modern efficient engine, that would have imprioved power and fuel economy.

2011 Blue Jimny SZ3, Xtrons Head Unit, DAB, Front and Rear Cameras, TPMS, K&N, Bosch Aerotwin blades, LED side and interior lights, boot light, parcel shelf. Osram Nightbreakers

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23 Jan 2020 16:09 #217606 by CC Baxter
Crikey get the nail gun it'll be quicker, someone's trying to nail down the lid and the bodies not in the box yet.
This reply is to the thread in general and not aimed at DrRobin (and yet sounds appropriate). Chris

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23 Jan 2020 16:32 #217607 by DrRobin
Sorry to be dome and glome, but if you cut off the supply, then eventually it will die. That been said this announcement might push up the value of our Jimny's.

I hope Martin has a good stock of spares as that is the next thing which will go (sorry more dome and glome).

Mind my other car is 19 years old, still going strong and you can still get all of the bits (they still make a much updated version) and my motor bike is now 43 years old (owned by me for 35 years), you can get all of the bits for that as well and mine would be going well except I am saving it for a retirement project.

2011 Blue Jimny SZ3, Xtrons Head Unit, DAB, Front and Rear Cameras, TPMS, K&N, Bosch Aerotwin blades, LED side and interior lights, boot light, parcel shelf. Osram Nightbreakers

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23 Jan 2020 17:21 #217609 by Timpel
Im pretty sure that spare parts will be available enough and long enough. Even if they dont sell jimnys in Europe anymore you still can get spares for it.

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23 Jan 2020 19:27 #217618 by kirkynut
Hey, the good news in that was that they will be back with a more efficient engine, which will mean less road tax!

Glass half full people!

Don't quote me in 5 years when we still don't have them though please!

Kirkynut

The underdog often starts the fight, and occasionally the upper dog deserves to win - Edgar Watson Howe.

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23 Jan 2020 19:48 #217619 by Andyhereford
Don’t you think that the Jimny will just become a “classic car” in the same way as the Morris Minor has done. It is a uniquely designed car, relatively easy to work on and great fun to drive. I can’t imagine that it’s engine is any less efficient than the Morris 1000 engine and certainly the chassis and body of the Jimny is no more prone to rust than was the Morris. Providing the demand is there spare parts will be produced and websites such as this will maintain the knowledge and skills to maintain these fantastic little cars.

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