Next-gen Suzuki Jimny SUV to be based on ladder-frame platform
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Not expected to be launched in India.
The current, third generation Suzuki Jimny was launched nearly two decades back, in 1998. According to a report from Auto Express, the current model will continue being sold until at least 2018.
Details on the next-gen Suzuki Jimny have been scarce so far. However, the new report now reveals some details to give a rough idea of the fully redesigned model. The next generation Suzuki Jimny will continue being built on a ladder-frame chassis in its fourth generation.
The next-gen Suzuki Jimny will be available with the 1.2-litre DUALJET and the 1.0-litre BOOSTERJET petrol engines. Mild and full hybrid powertrains could also be offered in the Jimny this time. The report doesn’t mention the transmission choices, but 5-speed manual and 6-speed automatic seem to be the obvious choices. Power will be distributed between the wheels via a permanent four-wheel drive system.
The Suzuki Jimny is currently made in left-hand drive and right-hand drive, and this should remain unchanged when it moves to its fourth generation. It will rival with the Lada 4×4, which is expected to enter its next generation and arrive in a new design around the same time as the all-new Suzuki Jimny, in 2018.
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[Source: Auto Express]