Coffee and car lovers rejoice because Suzuki has transformed a Jimny LCV into a mobile coffee shop on wheels. The vehicle, dubbed “Jimny Beans,” will be seen across the UK, at media and promotion events for Suzuki’s various divisions.
While the Jimny LCV omitted the rear bench found in the now discontinued passenger version, the Jimny Beans takes it one step further with just a single seat for the driver. In its place is a 57-liter water tank with a 3M filtration system.
The modifications, which were carried out by long-established specialists Coffee Latino, include the installation of an LPG tank located under the rear floor section which required a specially designed exhaust system with a side exit pipe. The Jimny Beans’ coffee bar can run on either gas or mains electricity, and can even go “off-grid,” thanks to two additional large-capacity 125A/H 12V batteries.
The coffee itself is prepared via a high specification coffee machine, manufactured by Fracino. The unit has been integrated into the rear of the Jimny, with a custom-made aluminum-topped work area. Also included is a compact 12V drawer fridge manufactured by Waeco, and the ability to make tea thanks to a hot water dispenser.
The Suzuki Jimny, which left the UK market in 2020 due to emissions standards, made a sort-of return in early 2021, reborn as the “Jimny LCV” (light commercial vehicle. The Jimny LCV is powered by the same naturally aspirated 1.5-liter petrol engine producing 101 hp (75 kW / 102 PS) and 96 lb-ft (130 Nm) of torque.
If you’re dying to check out the Jimny Beans in action, it’ll make its public debut at the Southampton International Boat Show from September 10th–20th.