The Suzuki Samurai is the United States version of the Suzuki Jimny. The Suzuki Samurai used many names in different parts where it was sold that include: Suzuki SJ-30, Suzuki Sierra, Suzuki Drover, Suzuki Gypsy, Suzuki Santana and Suzuki Caribbean. The Suzuki Samurai was introduced in 1982 and was manufactured for more than a decade till 1994. The Suzuki Samurai was used to replace the Suzuki LJ. The Suzuki Samurai is classified as a Mini Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV).
The Suzuki Samurai used the FR layout; front engine model with rear wheel drive and optional all wheel drive. The Suzuki Samurai was available in the two door Sport utility vehicle (SUV) and the two door convertible body style. The parts of the Suzuki Samurai were assembled in different plants that include: Linares, Jaén, Spain; Gurgaon, India; Hamamatsu, Japan and Bogota, Colombia. The engines that were used for the Suzuki Samurai include the 1.3 Litre 66 hp I4 engine, 970 cc 45 hp I4 engine, 550 cc I3 engine and the 660 cc I3 engine.