Suzuki Motors, a Japanese multinational company and one of the world’s top 10 manufacturers, has announced its plans to contribute to producing zero-emission vehicles. As part of its carbon-neutrality strategy, the company has planned to bring fully electric vehicles to Europe, including the electric Suzuki Jimmy.
Upcoming Electric Vehicles from Suzuki
Suzuki has announced plans to introduce four battery-powered vehicles (BEVs) into Europe, with the electric Jimny as the first one. The electric Jimny combines a 1.5-litre dual jet engine with a 24 kW/33 hp electric motor and offers ruggedness and off-road capability.
Extended Body Version of Suzuki Jimny
International media reports suggest that Suzuki Motors plans to introduce the extended body version of the Jimny in 2023, designed with a larger cargo area and increased commercial appeal. The Jimny will feature a full-hybrid powertrain developed in-house based on a 1.5-litre engine.
Launch in Japan and India
In addition to the EVs planned for the European market, Japan and India are also on the list to receive their respective EVs in 2203 and 2024. The company is also planning to launch electric bikes and boat engines.
Jimny’s Interior and Features
The Jimny’s stylish black interior is beautifully crafted with thoughtfully placed controls for quick and easy operations, even when wearing gloves. It offers plenty of space and valuable storage for all needs, whether navigating the urban jungle or travelling off the beaten path. The Jimny also has a robust ladder frame, three great body angles, 3-link rigid axle suspensions with coil springs, and 4WD with a low-range transfer gear.
Other Energy Sources
It’s important to note that Suzuki has interests outside of EVs and is considering energy sources like biogas made from cow dung, compressed natural gas (CNG), and ethanol-mixed fuels as part of its carbon neutrality strategy.