No boot space in the Jimny? No problem

Suzuki's popular little SUV doesn’t offer much luggage space, so Thule has designed these roof boxes

07 January 2019 - 13:36 By Motoring Reporter
Lockable Thule Force XT box combines 400 litres of luggage volume with a 75 kg load capacity. Picture: SUPPLIED
Lockable Thule Force XT box combines 400 litres of luggage volume with a 75 kg load capacity. Picture: SUPPLIED

Suzuki’s Jimny, the SUV flavour of the moment, continues to capture the imaginations of a global audience, from potential owners to modifiers.  Now Thule SA, the manufacturer and supplier of outdoor lifestyle accessories, has found a way to expand the luggage capacity of the cute 4x4.

While the new Jimny’s passenger space has grown, its tiny boot still leaves a lot to be desired, so Thule has speedily found a roof rack solution for the all-new Suzuki Jimny which has recently gone on sale.

“We chose to fit our photo car with the tried and tested Thule square bar – an appropriate choice considering the retro-styling of the little Suzuki,” said Thule SA’s Richard Downey.

Retro and rugged Canyon roof basket offers quicker and easier access but is open to the elements. Picture: SUPPLIED
Retro and rugged Canyon roof basket offers quicker and easier access but is open to the elements. Picture: SUPPLIED

With a wide range of product choice, the company has chosen its rugged Canyon roof basket option which is lauded as hard-wearing along with Thule Chasm bags designed to handle open weather. Alternatively, an enclosed, aerodynamic and lockable luggage box can be optioned.

This new medium-sized Thule Force XT box combines 400 litres of luggage volume with a 75 kg load capacity. It opens from either side for ease of use.

“We pride ourselves on being able to meet the needs of vehicle owners, irrespective of their lifestyle activity or vehicle type,” added Downey.

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