New Suzuki Jimny to be unveiled by end-2018 - Report

Dhruv Saxena

Dhruv Saxena, Mechanical engineer trying to find his place in the world of automobile journalism.

The next-gen Suzuki Jimny will be unveiled towards the end of 2018 reports Autocar. Leaked images revealing the exterior and interior of the fourth generation Jimny surfaced last year in August, but it appears the small SUV is 6-8 months away from the official unveil.

2018 Suzuki Jimny Rendering front three quarters red
The 2019 Suzuki Jimny may make its debut at the Tokyo Motor Show this year.

The report adds that the new Suzuki Jimny could debut at the 2018 Tokyo Motor Show in October. Images from December 2017 suggest the trial production of the Jimny is already underway.

The exterior of the Suzuki Jimny follows a neo-retro approach. It is characterised by squared-off proportions, circular headlamps and a bumper mounted tail lamp setup. The five-slat grille is quite similar to the current Jimny’s grille. It will get a tailgate-mounted spare wheel as well. The Jimny retains the three-door body style.

Much like the exterior, the interior of the Jimny will also blend utilitarian design cues with modern touches such as the including a touchscreen AVN and automatic climate control to name a few.

2018 Suzuki Jimny rear soft top Rendering
The next-gen Jimny could come with a 1.0 L Boosterjet petrol engine. Rendered is a soft-top variant.

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The 2018 Suzuki Jimny may employ the company’s 1.0 L Boosterjet and 1.2 L Dualjet petrol engines with manual and automatic transmission options. It will feature the AllGrip all-wheel-drive system. The report adds that Suzuki is focussing on retaining the "hardy nature" of the Jimny as its USP.

2019 Suzuki Jimny rendering - Image Gallery

[source - Autocar]

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