New Suzuki Jimny Twisted on the way

Twisted Automotive will create an even more focused off-road version of the Jimny

Twisted Suzuki Swift (silver) - front static

It might be small, but the Suzuki Jimny is one of the best off-roaders you can buy and Yorkshire-based off-road specialists Twisted has confirmed it will release its own interpretation of the retro SUV

You might have heard of Twisted before, with the company’s 21-year history mainly focused on making Land Rover Defenders even more capable off-road. Pricing hasn’t been finalised but Twisted suggests a figure of under £50,000 plus VAT. The in-house offerings will be based on the Jimny Commercial as you can’t buy the regular Jimny in the UK anymore, but Twisted has also said it will adapt existing customer vehicles.   

The 1.5-litre, four-cylinder engine in the Suzuki Jimny only produces 101bhp but a kerb weight of just over a tonne means it doesn’t have too much to haul around. Add-in excellent approach and departure angles and Suzuki’s ALLGRIP Pro four-wheel drive system with a low transfer gear and the Jimny can impress in the rough stuff. 

Twisted’s plan to make the Jimny even better hasn’t been fully revealed but expect tweaks such as a wheel and tyre package and uprated suspension. To make the Jimny even more usable on the road, extra soundproofing, an upgraded infotainment and sound system and Twisted’s ‘signature custom interior’ will feature.

Twisted Suzuki Jimny (yellow) - side static

Charles Fawcett, Founder and Managing Director of Twisted, explained why the company chose the Jimny, “My first 4x4 (aged 12) was the Jimny’s predecessor, a Suzuki SJ. I adored it. The new Jimny is evocative, engaging, and endearing. It’s almost a miniature Defender with similar architecture, driveline and analogue feel.” 

Now read our full in-depth review of the Suzuki Jimny...

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A keen petrol-head, Alastair Crooks has a degree in journalism and worked as a car salesman for a variety of manufacturers before joining Auto Express in Spring 2019 as a Content Editor. Now, as our senior news reporter, his daily duties involve tracking down the latest news and writing reviews.

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