Suzuki shows a new off-road bumper design with the Sierra Marine Jimny...
Suzuki markets a broad portfolio of cars, but the brand’s global image is defined by only one: Jimny.
The compact 4x4 is hugely respected by Suzuki’s rivals and loved by its loyal followers. In a world of crossovers with little true adventure vehicle ability, the Jimny has remained true to purpose and won great acclaim.
Suzuki’s fourth-generation Jimny has been enormously popular since its launch in 2018. As such the Jimny doesn’t require clever marketing to keep interest stirring around its potential, but Suzuki decided that a novelty show version would be fun to do, regardless.
Allowing its product management team some liberty, the result was a disarmingly cute 2020 Tokyo auto show display version, called the Jimny Sierra Marine Style.
This show vehicle featured an array of off-road upgrades and styling refinements. Most notable amongst these is a new front bumper, with heavy-duty recovery shackles and corner treadplate steps, for those who wish to use the bumper as a viewing platform.
Jimny Sierra Marine Style also rolls larger volume Yokohama Geolandar tyres, which allow for superior ride-quality on gravel roads and a better margin of deflation, for boosting traction in dune terrain.
Below the doors, Suzuki’s technicians added side steps and atop the roof, there are some clever slick stowage compartments. Jimny Sierra Marine Style has a full-length roof box, with a low-drag profile, flanked by side pods, to neatly transport fishing rods.
Recognising that ardent anglers often require additional lighting, there are integrated LED framing the front the Jimny Sierra Marine Style’s roofline.
Suzuki has left the Jimny Sierra Marine Style’s cabin relatively untouched, but for some composite grab handle trim and an updated infotainment system, with three individual display screens.
Although only a concept, the Jimny Sierra Marine Style has some very clever accessory integrations, which could possibly become factory options in future.