Suzuki has announced pricing and specifications for the all-new Jimny, which lands in showrooms today.
The 2019 Jimny is the fourth-generation of the Japanese brand’s venerable compact off-roader. It is still based on a traditional ladder frame chassis, albeit with additional torsional rigidity and stiffness. Four wheel drive is standard, along with rigid axles, low range capability, hill descent control and a brake-based limited-slip differential.
Powering the Jimny is a new 1.5-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine, which replaces the old and outdated 1.3. It produces 75kW of power and 130Nm of torque, which is sent to the wheels via a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic gearbox. Fuel economy is claimed at 6.4L/100km for the manual, or 6.9L/100km for the manual.
Standard equipment includes a 7.0-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, satellite navigation, a reversing camera, 15-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, cruise control, auto-dipping high beams and a leather steering wheel.
Although autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning and six airbags are standard, the Jimny still gets a three-star ANCAP safety rating.
Despite featuring more kit and technology than its predecessor, the Jimny still retains a low retail price. It starts from $23,990 plus on-road costs for the manual, or an extra $2000 for the automatic.
The new Suzuki Jimny is on sale now.