Re: what model zook is this
That's the 1996-1999 Samurai/Sierra/Santana/Jimny, the last of the styling revisions before they dropped the Samurai completely and went with the new Jimny.
If Suzuki hadn't discontinued the Samurai in the U.S. in 1995 (1994 in California) due to dwindling sales and the government's requirement to meet ever-more-strict emissions and crash-safety standards, then that is what the 1996 Samurai would have looked like.
That updated body style was produced in both the Japanese and Spanish factories, but while the Spanish Santana factory continued with the leaf-sprung chassis, the Japanese factory switched to a coil sprung setup.
I have looked at in detail and driven one of the Santana-built Samurais while in Tahiti, and I was sad to see that we are not able to update our front clip with that new grille without significant body work. The shape of the fenders and grille surround was changed. Also, the rear bumper is different. Also of note is the attractive, sporty-looking dashboard.
I hope this helps!
-- Geoff Beasley