Jan, 2021 - By SMI
The Suzuki Jimny will now be available as a Class N1 commercial vehicle in the European automotive market.
In February 2020, Suzuki unveiled the fourth-gen Jimny at the 2020 Auto Expo, Delhi, India. This is the first time Suzuki showcased the Jimny at an Indian auto event. The Suzuki Jimny has been in the international auto market for a long time. Now, the company has re-introduced the popular Jimny in the European market. However, in early 2020, Suzuki withdrew the Jimny from many European markets due to issues related to emission standards. The new emission norms are expected to come into force in 2021.
The European Union set mandatory emission norms for new cars and thus each automotive manufacturer has changed its plans to meet these norms. From 2021, the EU fleet average emission target for new cars will be 95 g CO2/km. This emission level corresponds to fuel consumption of around 4.1 l/100 km of petrol or 3.6 l/100 km of diesel. According to the company, the plug-in hybrid system helps reduce emissions by around 25% and boosts the economy by around 15%, compared to non-hybrid versions. Moreover, the SIUV has secured a three-star rating (out of five) at the European New Car Assessment Programme.
The Jimny secured 73% in the Adult Occupant category, 84% in Child Occupant category, 52% in Vulnerable Road Users, and 50% in Safety Assist. Now, the Suzuki Jimny will be sold as a Class N1 commercial vehicle in the European market. The commercial variant of the Jimny is equipped with the same 1.5-liter petrol engine that delivers 100 hp of power. The SUV has a ground clearance of 210 mm, a 28-degree ramp over angle, a 37-degree approach angle, and a 49-degree departure angle, which makes it ideal for off-road driving. Moreover, the company is also expected to launch the three-door and five-door variant of the SUV in India in 2021.
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