- Order books for the Jimny have closed in the UK
- Suzuki’s European range to feature mild-hybrid cars and SUVs only
- Jimny could return in Europe as a Class N1 commercial vehicle
The Suzuki Jimny might have gone on to become a surprise hit the world over but its days in the European market are numbered. Suzuki has already pulled the SUV off the shelves in the UK and has informed dealers to stop taking orders for the SUV. This development confirms our exclusive report from January this year.
Why will Suzuki not sell the Jimny in Europe?
The Jimny’s departure from Suzuki’s European line-up has to do with stricter CO2 emission norms 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.
The Jimny sold in Europe comes with Suzuki’s K15B…