The Suzuki Every is a delivery van Kei car sold only in Japan. A Kei car receives tax credits based on engine and overall size in the Land of the Rising Sun. Usually, the proportions of any Kei car tend to be chunky and funky, as is the case with the Every. This overland van, modified by T Style Design, takes the chunky looks to extremes with the Suzuki Jimny grille, raised suspension, and oversize tires. In a weird way, it looks compelling.
What is it, who makes it?
That’s not to say things won’t be a bit cramped, because this thing is really small. T Style is a tuner in Yokohama, that calls this the “Jimry.” Why? We don’t know, but it’s a twist on Suzuki’s Jimny off-road offering.
Is the Jimry trail worthy? Ah, you be the judge. But it has 7.5-inches of ground clearance. A stock Every has only six inches. The 15-inch wheels and tires also give it a boost, as a stock Every comes with 13-inch wheels. T Style has modified a few Jimry campers with 10-inches of ground clearance, which must look crazy.
How fast can the Suzuki Jimry go?
Power is from a three-cylinder 660cc engine per Kei car regulations. That’s good for 63 hp and 70 lb-ft of torque. Both an automatic or five-speed manual transmission is available. Four-wheel drive is also optional.
The snub-nose makes this a cab-over van with the engine sitting between the front seats. T Style sells the kit for the custom bumper, hood, and tiny front fenders tying into the stock Jimny grille into Every’s design. In stock form, an Every van is a homely-looking thing, yet is very popular. Kits go for $2,179.
Suzuki Jimry accessories
Accessories include the roof-mounted pop-up tent, a rear seat conversion for a bed, built-in storage compartments, and various leather interior options. All of these turn the Every into the camper van shown here. T Style also sells completed Jimrys on its online store, with premium versions going for close to $22,000.
We’ve shown other Every conversion in the past. There are enough of them in Japan to warrant a robust aftermarket presence. A lot of the fascia kits resemble classic American vans and trucks from the 1970s, which get enhanced with two-tone paint and other retro pieces. But this is the first that we are aware that use a current vehicle as the basis for a styling kit.
Some Every vans have already migrated to the US, though we don’t know how they get around the US import regulations. For around 10-grand you can buy one here and do the conversion yourself, so start saving your loose change.