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Suzuki Jimny goes back on sale in the UK – as a two-seater LCV

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The Suzuki Jimny is available for sale again in the UK – minus two seats and now as an LCV.

The fourth generation of the 4×4 was launched as a passenger car in 2018, with its quirky styling making it an immediate hit.

However, Suzuki halted sales here earlier this year so it could meet emissions targets.

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Now the manufacturer has reintroduced it with the two back seats taken out to allow for an 863-litre load bay. Marketing it as a commercial vehicle instead of an SUV means easier emissions rules with which to comply.

The LCV Jimny still has the same 100bhp 1.5-litre petrol engine as the passenger car, as well as part-time all-wheel-drive to make it a genuinely capable off-roader.

The cabin, however, has undergone big changes. Removing the back seats means the Jimny now has a load bay much bigger than its predecessor had with the seats folded flat.

It also has a flat floor, making it easier to carry items, plus there’s a partition between the load bay and front seats.

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Prices are yet to be revealed, but the passenger car started about £15,000 with VAT.

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