Now little Jimny's gone…
The Field|August 2020
Now little Jimny's gone…
… he disappeared one day. With no test cars available during lockdown, Charlie Flindt ponders the fate of The Field’s favourite little four-by-four

IT may seem a tad churlish after all the months of madness to be mourning the loss of just a little car – but this is the Motoring Column. We are sad with good reason, because the little car in question is the Suzuki Jimny.

We at The Field like the Jimny. It’s just our sort of vehicle: chock-full of character, quirky, diminutive and astoundingly confident off-road. When the all-new version was launched in 2019, we greeted it with much enthusiasm: a great little country car had been updated brilliantly. But we spoke too soon. No sooner had it hit the showrooms than Suzuki announced that the great green authoritarian fist of environmentalism had crushed the Jimny’s bright future.

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August 2020