Twisted Automotive (Twisted), the Yorkshire vehicle modification specialist, confirms plans to launch a Suzuki Jimny. It’s the first time in the company’s 21-year history that sees it carry out full conversions on a vehicle other than the classic Land Rover Defender. Customers interested in the Suzuki Jimny, redefined by Twisted, are invited to register their interest in limited build slots.
Charles Fawcett, Founder and Managing Director of Twisted, commented, “The much-loved Suzuki Jimny is a pure, proper little offroader. It’s evocative, engaging, and endearing. It’s almost a miniature Defender with similar architecture, driveline and analogue feel.
“My first 4×4 was a Land Rover 109, shortly followed by a brown Suzuki SJ (the Jimny’s predecessor). I adored it. A few years later, I had a little LJ80. Land Rover runs through my veins, but I’m lucky enough to have fond memories of other simple 4x4s. The Jimny is one of the very few vehicles still in production with the same driving essence as when its predecessors were launched over 40 years ago. It still makes every journey fun and induces an immediate smile.”
Indicative pricing for the Suzuki Jimny, redefined by Twisted, is sub-£50k + VAT. Alongside full builds, Twisted has confirmed it will tailor customers’ vehicles. Twisted’s initial offering will be the two-seater Jimny Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV). However, additional variants haven’t been ruled out.
“The Suzuki Jimny feels like a natural addition to the Twisted stable and will appeal to anti-ordinary people of all ages that want to inject fun into their day-to-day driving,” explained Charles. “We’re raring to work on what we’ve nicknamed the ‘Little Twisted’.”
The base Jimny LCV has a 1.5-litre K15B engine with 5-speed manual transmission, 863-litre load area compartment with flat floor and safety cargo partition, air conditioning, ALLGRIP PRO selectable 4WD with low transfer gear, Dual Sensor Brake Support, and cruise control with speed limiter.
Specific technical details of the Twisted modifications will be released as the development vehicles are signed off later in 2023. However, Charles added, “A Jimny from Twisted will have more engaging handling and power delivery, utilising our Twisted wheel and tyre package along with honed progressive suspension. It will benefit from extensive soundproofing, upgraded media interface, audio system and our signature custom interior.”
Twisted has also been working with Front Runner to supply and fit accessories to the Suzuki Jimny (as well as Twisted’s staple offering, the classic Land Rover Defender). With similar brand values to Twisted, Front Runner has a reputation for quality, intelligent design, and durability.
To reserve a build slot for a Suzuki Jimny, redefined by Twisted, contact firstname.lastname@example.org