RE: New Suzuki Jimny leaked

RE: New Suzuki Jimny leaked

Thursday 7th June 2018

New Suzuki Jimny leaked

Undisguised at last, here's the mini G-Wagen for people who actually go off road



As the world succumbed to the apparently irresistible charms of the SUV, so the little Suzuki Jimny continued to tread its own path. Simple yet mightily effective and diminutive yet capable, it has captured the heart of many an off-roadist over the years.

It's pleasing, then, to see these first undisguised pics of the next Jimny appearing to show a similarly back-to-basics 4x4. This fourth generation retains the boxy, functional aesthetic of the third-gen car, albeit here slightly larger and with updated styling. Autocar is suggesting that Suzuki is keen to retain and prioritise the Jimny's off-road prowess, which should come as no surprise, and explains the short overhangs, bluff edges and generous ride height. That's a theme that appears to continue inside (in the one grainy pic currently seen), with chunky, durable controls and a simple design.


The Jimny is likely to be powered by the new range of Suzuki Boosterjet engines, which should bring drastic improvements in power, torque and efficiency over the old 1.3. Beyond that very few mechanical details are known.

While these leaked pics from a Facebook fan page show a car that looks very close to production, the Jimny Mk4 is not expected over here until early 2019. With more modern technology, it's predicted to surpass the old car's sales of around 1,200 a year in the UK. Quite what else the first Jimny update in more than 20 years will bring isn't quite clear just yet, though we'll be sure to update you on the latest developments as 2019 approaches.

Finally, should you want one of the last available examples of the current generation, this white SZ4 has delivery miles and is for sale at £15k. If you need a genuinely rugged and reliable off-roader, there remains little better...


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TWPC

579 posts

98 months

Thursday 7th June 2018
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Doesn't the new Jimny look brilliant? Some have said it's like a scaled down G-Wagen.
I'm so glad they've kept it tiny and designed primarily as an off-roader with all the self-evident pros and cons.

Although I never drive off-road, hypocritically I find it immensely appealing: it's cheap to buy, it would be a different driving experience, it looks great (baby G-Wagen), easy to park and until the apocalypse comes it will be cheap to run. Then, when the apocalypse comes, I and most of the family will have something in which to escape (we have three children, however, so may have to make some tough choices).

Suzuki is an awesome company: utterly focused on making small cars profitably. VW bought a stake nine years ago because that is something with which they (and the vast majority of car makers) really struggle but the relationship collapsed. Osamu Suzuki was CEO for 37 years and only stepped down in 2015 at the age of 85 - quite a character and sports spectacular eyebrows. He remains chairman.


Andehh

5,083 posts

143 months

Thursday 7th June 2018
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I'm in full agreement! Look forward to seeing more of that.

Agent XXX

1,248 posts

43 months

Thursday 7th June 2018
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I think that is refreshingly fantastic!

Doesn't look as unstable as the rehashed SJ410

Equus

4,944 posts

38 months

Thursday 7th June 2018
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^^^
Please tell me that's the official unveiling ceremony: three guys with a tarpaulin in a coned-off parking space outside the company HQ?

If so, it's cooler than the Geneva Motor Show with all the dry ice, lasers, orchestral fanfare and scantily-clad models by a factor of gazillions.



Toltec

5,626 posts

160 months

Thursday 7th June 2018
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Had a quick check, looks like it will have the 1.0L Boosterjet not the 1.4L, that's a shame.
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mp3manager

4,254 posts

133 months

Thursday 7th June 2018
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Bruce Lee is looking well.

BrassMan

1,174 posts

126 months

Thursday 7th June 2018
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I don't have the space and don't go off road, but that does look very neat.

MFR_TT

180 posts

22 months

Thursday 7th June 2018
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I like that. They need to do a beach buggy version with the back lopped off.

stuckmojo

1,938 posts

125 months

Thursday 7th June 2018
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That's really nice! Want.

Richard-390a0

575 posts

28 months

Thursday 7th June 2018
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It's nice they modelled the front to resemble Bender Rodriguez's head, maybe they could get the horn to sound his catchphrase "bite my shiny metal a**e" too!



Edited by Richard-390a0 on Thursday 7th June 11:50

Deerfoot

3,942 posts

121 months

Thursday 7th June 2018
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mp3manager said:
Bruce Lee is looking well.
hehe

bennettse2025

177 posts

10 months

Thursday 7th June 2018
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I've never really had an interest in off roading or 4x4s but that looks really fking smart. May have to reconsider my interests!

Edited by bennettse2025 on Thursday 7th June 12:23

Nanook

33,307 posts

124 months

Thursday 7th June 2018
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Richard-390a0 said:
It's nice they modelled the front to resemble Bender Rodriguez's head, maybe they could get the horn to sound his catchphrase "bite my shiny metal a**e" too!



Edited by Richard-390a0 on Thursday 7th June 11:50
Yeah, I'm not seeing that at all.

Not even a little bit.

Jag_NE

1,424 posts

37 months

Thursday 7th June 2018
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these appeal to me. totally useless for what I use cars for but I like its utilitarian nature.

I have spent a lot of time in India and to the OP's point, Suzuki are massively low cost orientated and seem to be the #1 player there, low cost reliable cars for emerging markets with enormous dealer networks.

For Europe and where we have a fairly wide choice of options that aren't blighted by import taxes and local content rules, I don't think Suzuki cars make a lot of sense to most people as they aren't particularly nice at all, but then again I doubt Suzuki see Europe as a key market and are content to be reasonably niche.

I would presume that they are pretty tough underneath the cheap visible bits as the road conditions in India are pretty awful and owners subject the vehicles to some rough treatment!



bungz

948 posts

57 months

Thursday 7th June 2018
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I like the designs they are putting out.

The Ignis is a quirky looking thing too.

Bumblebee7

365 posts

12 months

Thursday 7th June 2018
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I really like this. I hope it does well in the NCAP, and if it does this is going pretty high up on the shopping list for my other half.

And it does look like a baby G Wagon, which the other half loves smile

TwigtheWonderkid

27,580 posts

87 months

Thursday 7th June 2018
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Toltec said:
Had a quick check, looks like it will have the 1.0L Boosterjet not the 1.4L, that's a shame.
The 1.0 Boosterjet will be fantastic in that. Are they doing a soft top.

EyeHeartSpellin

Original Poster:

54 posts

20 months

Thursday 7th June 2018
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There is something very cool about that.

Vocht

1,212 posts

101 months

Thursday 7th June 2018
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LOVE it! unashamedly old school!

Bennet

1,218 posts

68 months

Thursday 7th June 2018
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Basically a cafe racer.