Friday, February 28, 2020
News Suzuki Jimny Won't Be Sold In Europe Anymore In Order To Meet...

Suzuki Jimny Won’t Be Sold In Europe Anymore In Order To Meet New CO2 Emission Regulations

  • Jimny apparently cut from Suzuki’s European lineup in bid to meet CO2 emission regulations
  • New Suzuki Jimny built for commercial use to return in Europe in 2021

Europe’s new emission regulations set to take effect in 2021 have claimed a new victim, the ultra-cool Suzuki Jimny compact SUV.

The Jimny has been talked about in automotive circles since the fourth generation launched in 2018 with a rugged, almost G Class-like design. As a matter of fact, someone built a kit that could make your Jimny look like a G wagon. Even Schmee got a Jimny to sit next to his McLaren Senna and Ford GT.

Now, it is apparently on the way out according to a report by Autocar India.

Fuel-efficient on paper with a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder engine (a three-cylinder is also available), the Jimny is actually not that eco-friendly at all with a CO2 emission rating of 170g/km with a four-speed automatic gearbox. Manual transmission models average 154g/km. New EU legislation will require all automakers to average 95g/km of CO2 emitted for their entire fleet of vehicles sold in Europe.

The popularity of the Jimny would likely have pushed Suzuki’s fleet emissions average above the limit. As such, the Japanese automaker will retire the small SUV in Europe and replace it in 2021 with a commercial version. The latter won’t have any rear seats and will qualify as a N1 category vehicle which doesn’t count against an automaker’s fleet emissions average.

Suzuki plans to return with a passenger version of the Jimny once it develops a more efficient engine to put under its hood. Other Suzuki models sold in Europe like the S-Cross and Vitara will feature a new 48-volt mild hybrid system paired to a new 1.4-litre four-cylinder engine.

For us here in North America, this isn’t a massive loss. It is, however, interesting that the most notable model to be impacted by EU regulations so far had an average fuel economy rating of 6.4 litres per 100 kilometers or roughly 37 mpg.

If you’re in Europe and want a Jimny, you better get on that quick.

Suzuki Jimny Black Bison
Suzuki Jimny Black Bison | Photo: Wald International

Suzuki Jimny Black Bison Wald
Suzuki Jimny Black Bison | Photo: Wald International

Trending Now

Volkswagen: A More Robust Electric Utility Vehicle in the Plans?

A new ID. family member could see the light of day; A British magazine said the new model could be a more "robust"...

BMW iNext Undergoing Severe Testing Ahead Of Production

Testing recently conducted in the Kalahari Desert and in remote parts of Sweden. The iNEXT will be an all-electric SUV which will share...

Ultra-Rare Aston Martin Bulldog to Undergo Restoration

Only one Aston Martin Bulldog exists in the world The car will receive a full, 18-month restoration The Bulldog is powered by a...

2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC+ Coupe Revealed

2020 Mercedes-AMG GLE S 4MATIC+ Coupe to get 603-hp, twin-turbo V8 EQ Boost system provides 21 hp and 183 lb.-ft. of temporary muscle ...

The New 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 4MATIC+ is Here

Mercedes-Benz's pocket rocket is back; 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 4MATIC develops 382 horsepower; The GLA 45 features a new fully variable AMG Performance...
Charles Jolicoeur
Charles Jolicoeur
Charles Jolicoeur was studying to be a CPA when he decided to drop everything and launch a car website in 2012. Don't ask. The journey has been an interesting one, but today he has co-founded and manages 8 websites including EcoloAuto.com and MotorIllustrated.com as General Manager of NetMedia360. He also sits on the board of the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada. Send me an email

1 COMMENT

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.