Yeah, it hurts my heart I can't have one lol They're absolutely perfect for BC because of all the super narrow mountain tracks all over the place here.It is a shame they won't be in the states. Looking around the internet and good ol IG people are already doing amazing things with them. It's crazy.
One of the biggest issues they had was basically letting GM steal their best models and rebadge them. Given the chance, most people decided to buy a "Chevy Tracker" instead of a Suzuki Sidekick, so Suzuki basically gave away a huge chunk of their market share by letting GM rebadge their cars.My wife has a Kizashi, my daily driver is an 03 Tracker (Grand Vitara), and my son has an SX4. We are a Suzuki family, and it kills me that I can't have the new Jimny. It is sad Suzuki is no longer in North America. They really made a great product. I don't blame GM for them leaving though. I blame Suzuki themselves. I can't count how many times people have commented on the Kizashi being a nice looking car and asking me what it was. When I say Suzuki, they look confused and say things like... "I didn't even know Suzuki made cars." or " I thought they only made motorcyles/atvs." That right there is why they failed in NA. You can't be successful selling a product if the general public doesn't know it exists. Poor marketing strategy is what I blame it on.
In reality it looks like a mix of a samurai and a Mercedes G wagon.Looks like a Jeep Renegade!