The 2018 Suzuki Jimny will soon go on sale in its first market - Japan. Ahead of the domestic launch, the first units have started reaching dealerships, photographs on Livedoor Blog show.
The all-new Suzuki Jimny is the fourth generation of Suzuki’s iconic off-roader. Featuring a design for the 21st century, it comes in two versions in the company’s home market once again: Jimny and Jimny Sierra.
The Jimny adheres to the Kei car norms for tax sops. It measures 3,395 mm in length, 1,475 mm in width and up to 1,715 mm in height. It offers a ground clearance of 200 mm. The Jimny Sierra, which Suzuki will sell abroad as well, has a length, width and height of 3,550 mm, 1,645 mm and 1,730 mm respectively. It offers a ground clearance of 210 mm. Both versions share the same 2,250 mm wheelbase.
The Jimny employs a 0.66-litre three-cylinder petrol engine produces 64 PS at 6,500 rpm and 103 Nm of torque at 3,500 rpm. The Jimny Sierra uses a version of the 2018 Suzuki Ertiga’s new K15B 1.5-litre petrol engine. This four-cylinder unit develops 102 PS at 6,000 rpm and 130 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm in the rugged UV. Transmission choices for the Jimny and Jimny Sierra are the same: 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic.
A few leaked brochure scans prematurely revealed all the vehicle specifications. Suzuki has so far only said that the Jimny’s foundation in its fourth generation is a traditional ladder frame and that it still has a 3-link rigid axle suspension setup and a part-time 4WD system with low-range transfer gear. The company will release information officially this month when it launches the redesigned model in its home market.
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