Meet the Yomper: a British-built utility vehicle based on the third-gen Jimny | Top Gear
Advertisement
BBC TopGear
BBC TopGear

Subscribe to BBC Top Gear Magazine

Save 50% on a year - just £32.99
Subscribe
Thursday 8th December
British

Meet the Yomper: a British-built utility vehicle based on the third-gen Jimny

Love the previous Suzuki Jimny but just wish it came as a pickup? You’re in luck

Published: 18 Nov 2021
 comments

Yomper – what a great name for a new car. And yes, this is a new car, although that may not be entirely obvious from a quick glance at the front end.

It’s the work of West Yorkshire-based startup Samson Engineering Ltd and is aimed at farmers and small business owners out in the sticks who want a cheap, small, off-road utility vehicle that can carry a load of stuff and won’t leave heavy tyre tracks across wet fields. Makes sense.

Advertisement - Page continues below

It is of course based on the third-generation Suzuki Jimny, but its makers say it’s more than just a pickup conversion. There’s a new bespoke chassis and you can have the body in either tray back ‘Bergan’ or alloy drop side ‘Commercial’ spec. It has IVA approval and both versions can carry a payload of 500kg.

The engine is the standard Suzuki 1.3-litre 16v petrol unit but as part of the circa £20,000 purchase price the powertrain is completely rebuilt and upgraded to be as reliable as possible.

Thoughts folks?

Advertisement - Page continues below

Top Gear
Newsletter

Get all the latest news, reviews and exclusives, direct to your inbox.

More from Top Gear

Loading
See more on Suzuki

Promoted Content

Subscribe to the Top Gear Newsletter

Get all the latest news, reviews and exclusives, direct to your inbox.

By clicking subscribe, you agree to receive news, promotions and offers by email from Top Gear and BBC Studios. Your information will be used in accordance with our privacy policy.

BBC TopGear

Subscribe to BBC Top Gear Magazine

Save 50% on a year - just £32.99
subscribe