Twisted Automotive, best known for its bespoke Land Rover Defender creations, has announced plans to add a new model to its roster.
In addition to the classic Defender, the Thirsk-based outfit will also offer modifications to the latest Suzuki Jimny.
It will be the first time in the company’s 21-year history that a vehicle other than the original Defender will be fully modified.
But, as Charles Fawcett, founder and managing director of Twisted, explains: “The much-loved Suzuki Jimny is a true little off-roader. Love it. It’s almost a miniature Defender with a similar architecture, drivetrain, and analog feel.”
Create a “little twist”
Exact details of what the Twisted transition will include are yet to be confirmed. However, Charles Fawcett notes that each Jimny “will have even more engaging handling and power delivery, utilizing our twist-up wheel and tire package and honed progressive suspension.
“It will benefit from extensive sound insulation, upgraded media connections, audio system and our signature bespoke interior.”
Twisted says pricing for a complete Jimny conversion will be under £50,000 (plus VAT).
The initial model will be based on a two-seat Jimny light commercial vehicle version, but other variants are not ruled out.
In addition to selling complete conversion products, Twisted will also tune and customize customers’ vehicles.
Micro Tuning Miracle
Since its introduction in 2018, the fourth-generation Suzuki Jimny has attracted a lot of attention from aftermarket tuners.
Shortly after the Jimny debuted, Chelsea Truck Company announced a deluxe version of the small 4×4.
A host of modified Jimnys also took center stage at the 2019 Tokyo Auto Salon, including a tidy pickup truck version.
However, considering Twisted’s heritage, the Little D kit from Japanese tuning house DAMD is probably the most relevant. This body kit allows the Jimny to be made into a miniature replica of the original Land Rover Defender.
Twisted will announce final technical details and pricing for its Jimny creation later in 2023.invite customers register their interest Now in one of the limited build slots.
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