The interior layout, fit and finish
The inside of the Suzuki Jimny LCV is virtually unchanged from its passenger car form – well, that is until you look over your shoulder and see a steel mesh partition that is designed to prevent items from falling forward into the passenger compartment.
The Jimny LCV has a utilitarian feel about it with its plastic heavy dash and oversized controls. Simple details make it feel tougher than it probably is, too: from the dial surrounds with a hex key like screw head in each corner, through to the chunky grab handle ahead of the passenger, the Jimny makes you feel like you’re in a tough and capable little workhorse.
The addition of a bulkhead has made the seating position a little less flexible than in the passenger version; 10mm has been taken out of the seat travel and you can no longer recline the seat as far due to the partition. Combined with a steering wheel that lacks reach adjustment it can be tricky to find a perfect driving position. However, visibility is excellent thanks to the clearly defined edges of the boxy Jimny LCV. There’s no problem with blindspots and certainly no fear of any parking mishaps, as is often the case for many vans.