Tiny Awesomeness: The Suzuki Jimny Pickup Concept

Suzuki Jimny pickup concept photo: Suzuki
Suzuki revealed two new Jimny concepts for the 2018 Tokyo Auto Salon. [Photo: Suzuki]

Sorry, we’re still not getting the Jimny in the U.S.

Man, this Suzuki Jimny Pickup concept looks fun! All of us at TFLcar, TFLtruck and TFLoff-road are gaga for the new Suzuki Jimny. It checks all of the boxes we like: fun, capable, affordable and adorable. If only we could actually buy one someday. But never mind — we can dream, can’t we? After all, a whopping 98 percent of you voted that Suzuki should return to the U.S. with this car.

Debuting at the 2019 Tokyo Auto Salon, this Suzuki Jimny “Sierra” concept looks almost production ready. There was also the Suzuki Jimny “Survive” concept on display as well. While it’s cool looking, the tiny pickup has our attention.

Suzuki Jimny Survive concept photo: Suzuki

Suzuki is having a difficult time keeping up with demand with its new Jimny; a good problem to have, yet they are painting a picture of what might be possible in the near future.

It is my opinion that they may build a longer wheelbase version that will be able to house a four-door version along with a functional pickup. I mean, why not? Why not capitalize on a winning design and public demand?

Creating a pickup concept

The Suzuki Jimny Pickup concept was built by building a shorter cab and eliminating the back seats. This way, they didn’t have to lengthen the wheelbase. Check out the wheel color matching the roof color and the wood slats used in the bed. It’s very retro and very cool.

It’s like a tiny, old Toyota FJ45 – which is pretty damn cool. The Suzuki Jimny Pickup concept is supposed to be a stock 2019 Suzuki Jimny underneath. That means a 101 horsepower, 1.5-liter gas engine sits under the hood connected to a five-speed manual transmission.

It’s depressing knowing that Suzuki left our shores a while back and it’s doubtful they will ever return. If they could find a way to bring the Suzuki Jimny Pickup concept to production, we will try to find a way to test it.

In the meantime, enjoy this ridiculous video of our very own Samurai climbing Gold Mine Hill!