The Suzuki Jimny might 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 relating to 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 tip of the last decade, and one among them might be a Jimny EV.
Suzuki’s multi-billion leap into EVs will increase 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 observe in 2024, and inside the following six years, Suzuki expects to have between 5 to 6 EV fashions obtainable 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 might be launched in 2025, though it’s unclear the place it’ll be offered.
The corporate is now following up the debut of the eVX idea with plans to make a brand new batch of EVs. One among these seems to be rather a lot like a Jimny, which tracks given the Jimny’s recognition across the world. It’s additionally a good suggestion for Suzuki to make a Jimny EV sooner fairly than later, as a result of a Chinese language 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 house of the larger Jimny 5-Door.
Then again, the Japanese carmaker’s plan is seemingly all about going small and lightweight, so it’s attainable that Suzuki will discover a strategy 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 check with it.
And similar to each different Jimny mannequin we’ve lusted after for the reason that 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 very best, as a result of, actually, who desires a capable-yet-adorable fully-electric SUV from Suzuki after we’ve received all these Hummer EVs to go round?