The Suzuki Jimny Pick-Up Style Concept, shown at the Tokyo Auto Salon late last year, could see light of day after all. That’s if Suzuki’s Australian division gets its way.
In an interview with CarSales, the general manager of Suzuki’s Australian division, Michael Pachota, said that he was currently trying to convince head office in Japan to produce a bakkie version of the diminutive, but highly admired off-roader.
"Australian consumers can't wait to get their hands on a ute version, so I'm pushing very hard with the factory to try and get that into Australia," he told the Australian publication.
Pachota said he believes that the little-ute would appeal to farmers as well as city slickers, particularly those of the hipster persuasion.
But does the Australian division have enough clout to persuade HQ?