The 4th Generation Suzuki Jimny is on the Way!
If the recent trend for ultra luxurious SUVs with smooth curves and sportscar speeds has left you wanting a no nonsense 4x4 that's tough enough for any terrain, then you are in luck because Suzuki has announced the 4th generation Jimny is on the way ...
The Suzuki Jimny was first released in 1970 and was last updated all the way back in 1998, since then it has quietly disappeared from our showrooms, but will reappear during 2019.
The new look Jimny will be very familiar to those who remember the 3rd generation. In a stark contrast to the curves and flow of modern car designs, the new Jimny retains its previous boxy shape, with squared off wheel arches and short overhangs. The effect is an uncompromisingly rugged look.
Proportions will still be tiny, with a short wheelbase, making manoeuvring around town a breeze. One major update will be the inclusion of a touchscreen infotainment system adding features such as Bluetooth, DAB radio and sat nav. The rest of the interior is practical and unfussy, you are unlikely to find a seat that will massage you while you drive or a specially crafted soft touch material on your door trim.
At the front circular headlights that appeared on the original 1970's Jimny have been kept and at the rear of the vehicle lights are still tucked into the rear bumper. A spare wheel is becoming a rarity in new cars, but the Jimny will complete the true 4x4 look by displaying one on the boot door.
The exact details of which models will be offered have not yet been released, but we know basic models will come with steel wheels, so those wanting alloys will need to upgrade. Suzuki has released the body colours likely to be offered which include; Kinetic Yellow, Brisk Blue, Jungle Green, Chiffon Ivory and Superior White.
There is no information on the engines that will be made available but these are likely to be those already on offer in the Suzuki range, such as the 1.0 and 1.2 litre turbocharged petrol engines. A simple ladder frame chassis will be used with a three-link rigid axle suspension which will keep costs low.
The all new Jimny offers a straight forward practical 4x4 which will be just as at home in deep mud or driving over rocks as it will on a trip to the supermarket. Prices are expected to start at around £13,000.
Are you looking forward to the arrival of the new Suzuki Jimny?
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