The much anticipated Suzuki Jimny has finally been revealed on Suzuki’s corporate global website with official images. Design-wise, there is no change and we pretty much knew how the Jimny would look thanks to the brochure images.
For the Japanese market, the Jimny will get a 660cc engine, while a higher spec model will get a 1.5-litre engine, both coming with four-wheel drive as standard. For India though one can expect the 1.0-litre Boosterjet or possibly the new upcoming 1.5-litre petrol that will power the Ciaz and the likes. While the Jimny won’t get a diesel in the international market, the Indian version might get the 1.3 DDiS diesel.
Now the Jimny might be a utilitarian, but it still gets plenty of features like LED headlights, air-conditioning, push-button start and alloy wheels. On the inside, you get the known 7-inch touchscreen with CarPlay and Android Auto, selectable 4WD and a multifunction steering wheel.
What’s also been revealed is that the Jimny is based on a ladder-frame chassis to keep with its rugged identity while the four-wheel drive system is part-time and features a low-range transfer gear.
While it’s still not clear that the Jimny will come to India, we think if priced right, the Jimny will make for a fantastic compact SUV that will find a lot of buyers who want a small yet capable vehicle. Expect more details once the car is officially launched sometime in July.