- Now generates 125kW and 270Nm
- Improved approach and departure angles
- Special-edition only – you can’t buy it!
Italian company Z.Mode has transformed the pint-sized Suzuki Jimny off-roader into a turbo-charged pick-up ute.
Published on the company’s Instagram page, the Jimny pick-up pocket-rocket has been dubbed the “Golden Queen”and is a special-edition one-off build showcasing the talents of the Z.Mode crew.
The Jimny is only sold in Europe in two-seat guise due to strict emissions regulations, so the job of converting the vehicle from small SUV to ute was a matter of scrapping the roofline from above the B-pillar without having to clear a second row of seats.
An internal structural roll bar was then installed behind the front pews, and it was connected to the rear bulkhead, floor and ladder-frame chassis. The material used for the tray bed consists of a shockproof and UV-resistant ABS/ASA plastic compound.
Space in the rear tray may appear a little tight, but the design means the Z.Mode team eliminated any rear overhang, and in doing so improved the vehicle’s on- and off-road characteristics.
Approach, breakover and departure angles are improved over stock – 51°/38°/60° versus 37°/28°/49°, and the vehicle comes with diff protectors and heavy-duty shafts. A detachable anti-roll bar can be equipped for rock-crawling duties.
By adding a turbo kit – consisting of a Garrett T25 turbine, manifolds, injectors and an intercooler – the Jimny pick-up now makes 125kW and 270Nm, up from the 75kW and 130Nm it makes in stock turbo-less form. It’s paired to a five-speed manual gearbox and runs to all four wheels.
Golden features scattered throughout the build link back to its “Golden Queen” nomenclature, including; a scratch-resistant “golden black” wrap, golden alloy wheels and golden exterior stripes. On the inside, golden seams are stitched into the dark leather and alcantara upholstery, and a “Golden Queen” logo is embroidered on the seat headrests.
Z.Mode says on its Instagram page the Jimny was built in memory of its founder, Giuseppe Quintavalli, who recently passed away at the age of 75.
While this may be a one-off special, Z.Mode offers a range of conversion options for the Suzuki Jimny, including the NEXT pick-up conversion.