All-new Jimny raring to go ahead of UK launch
Added: 27 September 2018
Suzuki has released the long-awaited details about the all-new Jimny SUV. The fourth generation Jimny is the first upgrade on the classic model since 1998, and will be available at Chapelhouse from January 2019.
A brand new 1.5-litre petrol engine has replaced the outgoing 1.3-litre, along with a new robust ladder frame, which sees the new Jimny make light work of muddy off-road conditions and steep terrain.
Suzuki’s Brake LSD Traction Control senses when the wheels are spinning, cleverly redistributing the power into extra grip when needed and combats overspin effectively.
Suzuki’s ALLGRIP ‘PRO’ four-wheel-drive system makes its debut on the Jimny – fitted as standard - in line with the brand’s other SUVs, the rugged Vitara and reliable S-Cross.
The selectable 4WD system can be switched between 2H (two-wheel drive – High) and 4H (four-wheel drive – High) at speeds of up to 62mph.
The all-new Jimny is available in two trims: SZ4 and SZ5.
Front foglamps, Cruise Control, Bluetooth connectivity, Air Conditioning, DAB radio and Dual Sensor Brake Support (DSBS) all come as standard. DSBS comes into operation if it is determined that there’s a risk of collision with another car or pedestrian.
Upgrading to the SZ5 tier adds 15-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, Climate Control, Navigation with Smartphone link, rear privacy glass, heated front seats and the full six-colour paint range with contrasting black roof, which includes Kinetic Yellow, Ivory, Blue, White, Silver and Black. The latter three are only available at SZ4.
The five-speed manual gearbox offers 41.5mpg with 178g/km of CO2 emissions. Opt for the four-speed automatic drivetrain, again only available at SZ5 level, will limit you to 37.7mpg with 198.g/km CO2.
Collapsing the two rear seats will give you an impressive 377-litre load bay, which is 53 litres larger than its predecessor.
Although Suzuki has yet to release specific pricing details, you can click here to enquire further about the all-new Jimny at Chapelhouse Suzuki in Southport, St Helens, Warrington Wigan and Preston.