Suzuki’s Jimny won the world last year for its simple, cheeky good looks and charm. However, just as we thought Suzuki was having a great year with the hot-selling 4×4, the Japanese Government decided to order the company to recall the Jimny.

Reports suggest that the recall was issued because of the front differential that was fitted incorrectly. This, in turn, may cause the front as well as the rear wheels to spin a drastically different speed, stressing the drivetrain. In the worst case, the car itself may stop driving entirely.

Reports suggest that the recall was issued because of the front differential that was fitted incorrectly

Close to 20 Jimnys have been subjected to the recall that was built on 12th – 18th of November 2018. Jimny has proved to be one of the most phenomenal monikers for the company. In South Africa alone, the sales figures of the Jimny increased from 85 in November 2017 to 174 in 2018, recording a hike of 104 per cent compared to the same month in 2017.

The Jimny became people’s favourite with its ladder-frame chassis, solid axles, and low range transfer case. While it might not be the most pleasing iteration in the inside, Suzuki has managed to hit all the right notes mechanically.

Close to 20 Jimnys have been subjected to the recall that was built on 12th – 18th of November 2018

Earlier reports suggest that the company has slated plans to expand the fourth-generation of the Jimny with a pair of Jimny concepts that will make its way to the 2019 Tokyo Auto Salon, one out of which we know is a pick-up truck dubbing the Sierra Pickup Style.

Suzuki said the vehicle targets urban customers who need a compact 4×4 with some load-lugging potential, such as do-it-yourself builders or outdoor enthusiasts. Special touches include the retro front grille that mimics the design used on earlier generations of the Jimny, as well as body panels with a wood-like effect.