Suzuki Motor Corporation Japan has confirmed the release of the next generation Jimny for the Australian market.
The all-new Jimny fully embodies the core character of a small, lightweight 4WD vehicle following nearly 50 years of worldwide popularity.
Featuring a functional exterior and interior, ladder frame body, advanced ALLGRIP PRO 4WD system with reduction gear and rough road ability.
The all-new Jimny will boast a four cylinder 1.5L engine, with ample torque at low revolutions maintaining off-road driving performance as well as enhanced fuel economy.
Furthermore, other confirmed specifications include high beam assist, daytime running lights (DRLs) and multimedia satellite navigation featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. In addition, the next generation Jimny will also feature hill hold and hill decent controls as standard.
Safety has been put at the forefront of the design, creating a modern car for modern needs with front dual, side and certain airbags, Dual Sensor Brake Support and Electronic Stability Control (ESP).
Chief Engineer for the next generation Jimny Hiroyuki Yonezawa said the development team were up for the challenge to make the new Jimny more attractive than ever.
“The Jimny has been loved by customers around the world for nearly 50 years since its launch in 1970. It became an indispensable part of customers work, life and outdoor activities with its excellent off-road performance and high manoeuvrability.”
Furthermore, “20 long years have passed since the last model change in 1998, making it the third full model change significant in Jimny history” said Yonezawa.
Suzuki Australia General Manager – Automobile, Michael Pachota said the return of the legendary 4WD into the Australian market will be sure to impress.
“The Jimny is synonymous with the Suzuki brand and to have an all-new model on its way is something worth talking about. The Australian landscape will be a true test for the iconic 4WD and I have no doubt it will rise to the challenge.”
“I am very excited and highly anticipating the return of this legendary off-road compact SUV, in its all-new guise, to complement our already strong line-up of Suzuki vehicles in Australia.” said Pachota.
The all-new Jimny is due to arrive on Australian shores towards the end of the year, with sales to commence in Q1 2019.