I really hope something comes of it. While the Jimny itself may not be too suited for American roads, maybe Toyota can use the platform to make a slightly larger 4x4 on the cheap, using Suzuki's engineering. It could probably use a Toyota powerplant as the 1.5 liter NA engine currently slated for the Jimny Sierra would be rather anemic for American drivers. I think they will wait to see how this new Jimny does globally and then decide on whether to have a USDM version via Toyota. Mazda is the only other chance given Suzuki's ties with them in Japan but the Jimny isn't at all cohesive with Mazda's Kodo styling and automotive direction. Any Suzuki to come back to the US would very likely wear a Toyota badge. Personally, I think Toyota should stop making the Yaris hatchback and import the Swift as their new Yaris hatchback and keep the Mazda2 as the Yaris iA sedan. Both are much better than Toyota's own Yaris.
2011 Suzuki Kizashi Sport GTS 6MT (Black)