The Suzuki Jimny could get a literal energy increase as a fully-electric mannequin by 2030 now that Suzuki is investing billions into electrification. After a comparatively lengthy interval of uncertainty concerning its stance on EVs, Suzuki is earmarking practically $35 billion to supply a lineup of 5 EV fashions that may go on sale in Europe by the top of the last decade, and one in all them may very well be a Jimny EV.
Suzuki’s multi-billion bounce into EVs will develop throughout markets in Japan, Europe and India, in response to Reuters, however its debut fully-electric fashions will first be launched in its residence nation of Japan in 2023. Europe and India are set to comply with in 2024, and inside the following six years, Suzuki expects to have between 5 to 6 EV fashions out there in these markets.
The information comes not lengthy after the debut of Suzuki’s EV idea SUV, known as the eVX, which was unveiled in India on the Auto Expo 2023. The eVX builds off an precise manufacturing mannequin that Suzuki says will probably be launched in 2025, though it’s unclear the place it’ll be offered.
The firm is now following up the debut of the eVX idea with plans to make a brand new batch of EVs. One of those appears to be like so much like a Jimny, which tracks given the Jimny’s popularity across the world. It’s additionally a good suggestion for Suzuki to make a Jimny EV sooner quite than later, as a result of a Chinese Jimny EV from SAIC-GM-Wuling looms on the horizon. It’s laborious to inform proper now whether or not the Jimny EV that Suzuki teased is a five- or three-door mannequin, although the addition of a battery may require the additional area of the larger Jimny 5-Door.
Then again, the Japanese carmaker’s plan is outwardly all about going small and lightweight, so it’s doable that Suzuki will discover a option to stuff the battery into the ladder body of the smaller combustion-powered Jimny. The three-door, that’s — or two-door as most of us within the U.S. would confer with it.
And identical to each different Jimny model we’ve lusted after because the return of the little off-roader, the U.S. just isn’t more likely to get the Jimny EV. I suppose it’s for the most effective, as a result of, actually, who needs a capable-yet-adorable fully-electric SUV from Suzuki once we’ve received all these Hummer EVs to go round?