Say hi to the first new Suzuki Jimny in 20 years, coming 2019
6 Jul 2018
The first official shots of the new Suzuki Jimny have surfaced - and they’re very promising.
Due here in 2019, the fourth-gen mini SUV retains the cute, retro look that has defined previous iterations, with a tall boxy shape, flat clamshell bonnet, wide front grille and round headlights.
The current Jimny has been on sale for 20 years, so styling has received a much-needed update without impeding on its unmistakable identity.
Inside, you’ll find a stylish black interior that is humble yet handsome, with controls that are designed for quick and easy operation. Suzuki says every detail has been crafted to support serious off-roading.
Under the bonnet is a new 101bhp 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine that is more powerful than the 1.3-litre unit it replaces. Linked to a five-speed manual gearbox, the Jimny can reach a top speed of 90mph - or 87mph as a four-speed automatic.
Fuel economy has been improved, reporting 41.5mpg, dipping to 37.6mpg for the auto. CO2 emissions are ranked at 154g/km and 170g/km respectively.
Boot space is 53 litres larger than before too, with 377 litres of luggage space.
It will come with plenty of safety tech, such as hill hold control, hill descent control, emergency stop signal, ESP, impact absorbing body, tyre pressure monitoring system and six airbags.
Pricing hasn’t been confirmed yet. You should expect an uplift on the Jimny’s current starting price of £12,999, but Suzuki will be keen to protect the car’s reputation as a small, affordable off-roader.