Suzuki is finally updating the Jimny with an all-new model. Set to officially make its debut on July 5 (as leaked by one of Suzuki’s Japanese dealerships), it will be sporting an old school boxy exterior reminiscent of the first two generations of the mini SUV.
In a report by Indian Autos Blog, the 2019 Jimny will initially come in a three-door hard-top model. But there’s a possibility that it will have soft top and extended body options in the near future. It features a beefy chiselled front with a black grille and bumper. The sides have deeply carved character lines that give it a macho overall look. If you squint a little, you’ll find that it does have a slight resemblance to the Toyota Land Cruiser of the 90s.
The new Jimny, which comes out 20 years after the current model, is said to be built on a ladder chassis. If true, this could mean that it could perform well in terms of durability and will sit higher off the ground making it more resistant to torsional flexing.
This mini SUV is rumoured to be powered by Suzuki’s 1.0L K10C or 1.2L K12C DualJet engine that offers high fuel efficiency and dynamic performance with the help of its compact and lightweight design. Its mill will be paired with either an automatic or manual transmission along with the brand’s AllGrip 4x4 system.
By the initial specs, it looks like the all-new Jimny could be a formidable off-road vehicle just like its predecessor.
Production is already underway in Japan is set to be released in UK and Europe in 2019. As for the other markets, well, we will have to wait for its official debut in less than a month’s time.
Source: Indian Autos Blog
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This timing is indeed perfect for a potential partnership.
Quite a sad exhibit but hey, at least now we know.