Suzuki goes retro with Jimny Sierra Pickup conceptby Ronan Glon
It's one of two Jimny-based concepts made for the Tokyo Auto Salon.
Suzuki will travel to the 2019 Tokyo Auto Salon to unveil a pair of concept cars that take the new, fourth-generation Jimny in two completely different directions.
The Jimny Sierra Pickup concept draws inspiration from 1970s pickup trucks. Suzuki closed the passenger compartment directly behind the front seats and added a small cargo box that makes the Sierra Pickup a little bit longer than the stock Jimny. It also added a new-look grille with honeycomb-shaped inserts, a beefier front bumper with a pair of tow hooks, and a light bar in the cargo compartment.
Gold paint with imitation wood accents and a white roof take the heritage-laced look a step further. The finishing touch is a set of steel wheels with metal hubcaps. Photos of the concept's rear end haven't been published yet, but we like what we see so far.
The second concept is called Jimny Survive. Envisioned as an adventure rig, it receives a long list of off-roading equipment such as a front skid plate, a winch, and an external roll cage. It also gets covers over the rear windows and concept-specific alloy wheels.
Held in January, the Tokyo Auto Salon is where car companies from Japan and abroad meet to show one-off creations; it's almost like the annual SEMA show held in Las Vegas. While Suzuki hasn't revealed what the future holds for its Jimny-based concepts, we'd be surprised to see either one reach showrooms in the near future. The Sierra could hint at a regular-production pickup variant, however.