This Suzuki Jimry (You Read that Right) Is the Van Mashup You Never Knew You Wanted

Photo By: T-Style Design
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People often look at me oddly when I tell them I’m a “Suzuki guy.” But it’s true. The first car I ever drove was my dad’s 1987 Samurai. I was seven years old.

I currently own an ‘86 Samurai as well as a 2012 Kizashi. I also used to own a second Samurai as well as an LJ10 but very briefly. So when the T-Style Design’s custom “Jimry” crossed my desktop, I was intrigued.

T-Style Design

T-Style starts with either a 2WD or 4WD Suzuki Every van, adds a lift ranging from 1.5 to 4.0 inches, upgrades the 13-inch wheels to 14 or 15-inch and wraps them with suitably meaty ATs or MTs.

T-Style Design

You then have the option of putting a rooftop tent or storage box on and having the interior kitted out with a custom drawer system and sleeping platform (the rear cargo area of an Every is less than six feet … so might be a little cramped back there). And finally they top it off by grafting a Jimny grill on.

T-Style Design

The result is a slightly ungainly looking kei-van on stilts. Being a cab-over design and with the new front bumper the approach angle is fantastic, as is the departure. At only a 96-inch wheelbase and 58 inches wide, you’ll certainly be able to maneuverer this mini overlander into lots of tight camp spots. But you won’t be getting there quickly. Being a kei-car, it only has a 660cc engine producing a whopping 63 horsepower.

T-Style Design

Sadly, you won’t be seeing any Jimrys on the trail here in the U.S. any time soon, but if you’re in Japan you can order one up from T-Style for around $22,000 and start an epic adventure with one of the most unique overland vehicles out there today!

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Photo by Brett Willhelm

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