TTAC Rewind: Bring the Suzuki Jimny Here

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

The Suzuki Jimny still isn't sold here, yet we're still holding out hope.

Seth Parks wrote a guest editorial on this topic a while back, and we think it's worth a re-read this Sunday afternoon.

Grab a cup, take a few minutes, and hope someone is listening to Seth.

[Image: Suzuki]

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for, CarFax,, High Gear Media, Torque News,,, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as,, and He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • Redapple2 Redapple2 on Apr 03, 2023

    Where s the link? I think i like these a lot.

  • William William on Apr 03, 2023

    They could give it a truly game changing name, since "Jimny" may draw a lawsuit from GM. How about Samurai?

    • Penvon Penvon on Apr 04, 2023

      Samurai? No way,it might offend the Samurai ninjas.You know how it is these days.

  • Kcflyer Kcflyer on Apr 03, 2023

    If it was cheap and reliable it would find a welcome market here. More folks being pushed out of the middle class every day.

  • DenverMike DenverMike on Apr 04, 2023

    It’s the crash safety. The NCAP rule (loophole) only holds vehicles to the crash standards of when a platform was first introduced. Despite numerous generations since the early ‘70s, it’s what you can call “updates” to an antique platform.