Suzuki Jimny’s mildly updated MY2013 launches in Brazil
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The Suzuki Jimny is nothing but a redesigned Maruti Gypsy and the third generation of the car continues to be sold in many parts of the world such as Europe and South America.
The mini SUV was imported into Brazil from Japan until January but now it is locally built at Souza Ramos Group’s Catalan plant which previously used to build Mitsubishis. The car gets a minor facelift for the 2013 model year.
The front fascia gets a bit wider thanks to a larger bumper, grill and fender. The bonnet scoop and the 15″ alloy wheels sporting graphite finish are the two other additions.
On the inside, the updated Jimny gets new head restraints, new upholstery and audio system with FM, AM, CD, MP3, WMA playback capabilities along with USB support and Bluetooth connectivity. The 2013 Suzuki Jimny is available in four trim levels namely 4ALL, 4SUN, 4SPORT and 4WORK. The car gets added equipment compared to the previous model.
The 4ALL is the entry level variant and the 4SUN are available with a panoramic sunroof. The 4SPORT has enhanced offroad capability with higher angles of attack and departure. The variant also has graphite finish for mirrors and door handles. Other features include tow bar, snorkel and roof racks.
The Jimny is powered by a 1.3-litre petrol engine that puts out 85PS and the power is transferred to all four wheels. The car gets ABS, Airbags and collapsible steering column as standard.
The 4WORK is a highly customizable variant and its price depends on the equipment one specifies. The 4ALL is priced at 55,990 Reals (around Rs. 15.20 lakhs), the 4SUN retails at 59,990 Reals (around Rs. 16.29 lakhs) and the 4SPORT demands 61,990 Reals (Rs. 16.83 lakhs).