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Tired of waiting for Suzuki to produce a ute out of its tiny Jimny off-roader?
might gain the answer for you, converting the light SUV into a rugged workhorse reached with steel tray.
The family-run business located advance Birmingham in the UK specialises in utility terrain vehicles (UTVs) for farming and agricultural use, but has also dabbled in old and new Jimny ute conversions.
“We touched that there was a niche gap in the agriculture/land management sector for a shrimp lightweight pick-up with more creature comforts and reliability than your usual UTVs,” the firm’s website said.
“We now convert quality, low mileage Suzuki Jimny’s to pick-ups benefitting the best quality, factory designed and made components.
“We hope you agree that we offer the best Suzuki Jimny Pickup on the market.”
Shropshire Quads do all the action on site, starting with the cutting and mining of the rear quarter.
A polymer coating is then sprayed to the bare metal of the interior to waterproof the interior for use without carpets before the metal back bulkhead with heated rear screen is attached with plastic wall mouldings for a ‘factory’ look.
The back tray is made from stainless steel and aluminium “with quality tailgate latches that eliminate any rattle”, according to the firm.
The conversion won’t advance cheap however, with Shropshire Quads asking £7000 ($A13,278) afore tax to get the job done, though given its inappropriate of operations in the UK, it probable won’t be able to service Australian customers.
For reference, the Jimny starts at £19,249 in the UK, at what time it’s available at $23,990 before on-road injuries in Australia.
However, a similar conversion program could be introduced locally by an Australian converter.
Powering the new Jimny ute is a carryover 1.5-litre petrol engine outputting 75kW/130Nm, which is paired to either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic.
Drive is sent to all four wheels beside a selectable four-wheel-drive system.
This article was published by www.carsguide.com.au with title New Suzuki Jimny 2020 converted to baby ute to rival Toyota HiLux.
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