The Suzuki Jimny is a line of four-wheel drive off-road mini SUVs, made by Japanese automaker Suzuki since 1970. Originated as a car in the Japanese Kei car tax and legal class – a Kei car version is still made for the Japanese market today, as well as versions that exceed that class’s legal limits, in Japan called the Jimny Sierra. The latter are also successfully sold in worldwide markets. Suzuki has sold 2.85 million of them in 194 countries from launch in April 1970 through September 2018.
2019 Suzuki Jimny Release Date and Price – the Jimny off-roader in full on July 5th and now we are happy to share all the technical info about the vehicle.
Although the Jimny, which just entered its fourth generation in 2018, has consistently become more powerful and sophisticated, and can certainly be considered a little SUV since the 1998 third generation, it started out as a very utilitarian, purposeful off-roader, and has never compromised on that. Just like its predecessors, the current generation continues to have a separate body and frame, solid live axles, both front and rear, part-time four-wheel drive, and a transfer case with high and low gearing – a configuration that makes it a rarity among Kei-cars. A sophisticated ABS-system can brake slipping wheels and thus doubles to function like limited-slip or locking differentials, sending power to the wheels that still have traction in terrain.
This video by PowerDrift provides a more in-depth review of the vehicle:
The Jimny’s retro-cool styling gives it real appeal, making it a niche car that exists almost in a class by itself. And for the people who need a pocket-sized off-roader, this new model is capable, confident and utterly compelling. Which is probably why Suzuki has already been swamped with interest from eager buyers.
While performance is adequate, and it will (slowly) pull you up to speed from around 1500rpm, albeit slippery – load area with a capacity of 377 liters. That’s three liters less than the Volkswagen Golf can carry with all five seats raised if you’re interested.
Engine 4cyl, 1462cc, petrol Power 100bhp at 6000rpm Torque 95lb ft at 4000rpm Gearbox 5-spd manual 0-62mph tbc Top speed 90mph Official economy 41.5mpg CO2, tax band 154g/km, 31% NEDC.
We are really excited about this new beast and will give you more feedback after observing the actual performance of SUZUKI Jimny.