What Car? says...
The Suzuki Jimny has been delighting small SUV buyers for more than 50 years, but ever more stringent emissions regulations put paid to its long and successful career as one of the most no-nonsense cars on the UK market. That was until the Suzuki Jimny LCV arrived.
In the face of a corporate emissions average that applied to the sales of all of Suzuki's cars within Europe, the Jimny didn’t fit in among the brand's range of hybrid models. It risked jeopardising the brand's chances of meeting the 95g/km target outlined in the European legislation.
And while there are other equally small vans, like the Fiat Fiorino, Ford Fiesta Van and even the electric Renault Zoe Commercial, the Jimny LCV is unique in its off-roading abilities (even the Vauxhall Combo Cargo 4x4 isn’t as capable off the beaten path) and none of them have come anywhere close to the cult appeal that the Jimny passenger car enjoyed when it was first launched.
Over the next few pages, this review will tell you how it stacks up against these disparate rivals. And if you do decide to buy a Suzuki – or any make or model of vehicle that suits your needs – remember that you could save thousands of pounds by checking out the best prices using the free What Car? New Car Buying service.