Suzuki Jimny temporarily discontinued in UK?


The highly acclaimed 4th generation Suzuki Jimny is yet to make its debut in several markets around the world (including India), but its existence in the European markets seems to be in limbo. The “G-mini” has been discontinued in the UK with the below message –

Unfortunately, the current Jimny is no longer in production, so please contact your local Suzuki Dealer directly to check their new and used stock availability. The Suzuki Jimny will return at some point in the future, so follow us on our social channels to stay updated.

Emission issues?
The message suggests temporary discontinuation, but anyway, what happened? Well, some reports suggest dwindling sales while others point at the upcoming EU stricter emission norms despite the fact that the UK is no longer a part of the EU. The EU has set a 2020-21 target where the fleet-wide average emission target for new cars will be 95 g CO2/km – to be implemented in a phased manner. As for the current Jimny with 1.5-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine, the combined average emission rating is 154 g CO2/km with manual transmission and 170 g CO2/km with a 4-speed automatic, which is obviously well above the new EU target.

The Jimny is not off sale in entire Europe though. At the time of publishing this story, it is still on sale in Germany with prices starting at €20,373, while Suzuki France has listed the vehicle with the message “Rendez-vous en 2021!” suggesting temporary discontinuation. It’s the same story with the Italian market too, the official website says “coming back in 2021”.

So, it appears that the Jimny will just be taken off temporarily to make the necessary compliance changes. While we are not sure if it’ll return to the UK market, but it’ll most likely return to other European markets.

Source: Suzuki UK, EU

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