The 4th generation Suzuki Jimny has been revealed in its entirety. The Japanese manufacturer has decided to go with a boxy-retro design for their new SUV, which at least from these images, don’t look half-bad. Also, I am glad that they have not gone for something conventional and modern SUV-like.
The Suzuki Jimny is currently in its third generation and has a legacy spanning back to the 70s. The current generation has been around since 1998 and dealers across Europe have been putting pressure on Suzuki to build a new one. Thankfully, they have finally taken heed.
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Suzuki Jimny Exterior & Interior
The new Jimny gets a boxy front fascia fit with circular headlamps, 5-slot vertical grille and a rugged bumper. Sides are square, and large wheel arches with complimenting 15- or 16-inch tyres can be seen. Its rear is equally rugged with taillight placed in the bumper and a spare wheel.
The car is available in two variants-standard and Sierra, and with a number of colour options.
Interior is contemporary and takes inspiration from Suzuki’s newer breed of cars including the Ignis and the Swift. There are circular air-con vents at the sides while they are rectangular at the center. The touchscreen infotainment system is sufficiently big and easily accessible. The car will continue with the 3-door design, seen on the previous generation model.
Suzuki Jimny engine and specification
Across the globe, a number of small engine options will be available. A puny 660cc and a 1.5 liter have been confirmed for Japan. Five-speed manual and four-speed automatic transmissions are available. Part-time 4WD with low-range transfer gear for upward climbs is a notable feature.
Some markets might get diesel engine options but this has not been confirmed yet.
2019 Suzuki Jimny- price and release date
The new Jimny will make global debut in July. European markets are expected to get it by end of this year with price hovering around £12,999 (in UK).
Suzuki Jimny / Gypsy India
If Suzuki plans to launch the Jimny in India, it will probably be as the Gypsy. The SUV’s 2nd generation, long wheelbase version with the same nametag was sold years back, and is still a prominent face in the off-raod circuits.
Price should be competitive, positioned close to Mahindra’s Thar.
There are reports that the car will be manufactured in India and then exported to some global markets. So a re-badged Gypsy is also not out of the question. Production could start by early 2019 at the manufacturer’s Gujarat plant.
|Expected price (ex-showroom, Delhi)||Rs. 7 lakhs (starting)|