Would A Suzuki Jimny Double Cab Pickup Be Too Much Of A Stretch?


Would A Suzuki Jimny Double Cab Pickup Be Too Much Of A Stretch?

The Suzuki Jimny has become a favorite model for automotive illustrators ever since its unveiling more than a year ago.

We’ve seen countless variants of the Jimny surfacing in the digital world, including a five-door SUV version, 6×6 pickup, as well as mini G-Class and Defender lookalikes. Let’s not forget that tuning companies have had a field day with the Jimny and Suzuki itself could not resist turning the tiny off-roader into a pickup for the 2019 Tokyo Auto Salon.

The problem with Suzuki’s Jimny Sierra Pickup Style is the fact that a production version would make little sense given that it’s a single cab pickup with the standard wheelbase. It can only accommodate two passengers and the bed truck would probably be the smallest in the world.

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Intrigued by this, the folks from Kolesa thought about "fixing" Suzuki’s Jimny pickup by making it a much more practical dual cab, four-door version with a stretched wheelbase. Besides the significantly larger distance between the axles, the hypothetical Jimny pickup also features longer rear overhangs in order for the cargo platform to offer a decent loading capacity.

Since the Suzuki Jimny production SUV measures slightly less than 3,500-mm (137.8-in) long without the rear-mounted spare wheel, a stretched dual-cab pickup version would still be a compact vehicle — probably the smallest "truck" of its kind.

The real question here is obviously whether a Jimny pickup would be worth pursuing for Suzuki. Certainly, many people believe the Japanese carmaker should expand the Jimny family to profit from the small off-roader’s popularity. In this case, would a stretched Jimny pickup be a bit of a… stretch? Let us know what you think.