RE: New Suzuki Jimny leaked

RE: New Suzuki Jimny leaked

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TWPC

632 posts

105 months

Thursday 7th June 2018
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Jag_NE said:
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!
I think you're right on both counts, though obviously part of the appeal of Suzukis remaining niche is that you're unlikely be seeing a Jimny parked next door.

Subaru also make next to no profit in Europe. In the year to March 2017 they sold 46,000 cars in Europe out of 1.1m globally. 3/4 of their profit comes from North America so they ain't going to be designing cars for Europeans any time soon!

I see the scoop shot of the Jimny has made it onto the PH homepage.

David87

5,260 posts

156 months

Thursday 7th June 2018
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Might have to buy one of these. biggrin

W00DY

11,600 posts

170 months

Thursday 7th June 2018
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Looks fantastic. Not many new cars I actually want, but this definitely appeals!


Didn't realise you could get a 2018 original Jimny! £15k seems a bit rich though

Dale487

999 posts

67 months

Thursday 7th June 2018
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Honey I Shrunk the G-Class

Jag_NE

1,752 posts

44 months

Thursday 7th June 2018
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TWPC said:
Jag_NE said:
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!
I think you're right on both counts, though obviously part of the appeal of Suzukis remaining niche is that you're unlikely be seeing a Jimny parked next door.

Subaru also make next to no profit in Europe. In the year to March 2017 they sold 46,000 cars in Europe out of 1.1m globally. 3/4 of their profit comes from North America so they ain't going to be designing cars for Europeans any time soon!

I see the scoop shot of the Jimny has made it onto the PH homepage.
For sure re Subaru, Ford and Vauxhall cant seem to crack it profit wise either in Europe is my understanding. Our market seems to be dominated by stack it high sell it high products e.g. German brands, JLR etc.

I think Europe is pretty tough because its a very open, consumer driven market. India is a bit of a closed shop in terms of you need to be producing locally to compete and from what I saw the prices that people pay (for what are quite frankly super low cost cars) seems relatively high, especially when you factor in that incomes are very low, on average. We have it much better here in terms of value and choice, the US even more so.

Vocht

1,357 posts

108 months

Thursday 7th June 2018
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TwigtheWonderkid said:
Are they doing a soft top.
Not sure if they are but even a hardtop targa like on the Jeep Wrangler would be brilliant!


cookie1600

1,234 posts

105 months

Thursday 7th June 2018
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Brilliant! Still definitely a Jimny but modernised enough to be a viable update without losing the heritage. A very clean design and as many have said, a mini G-Waggen for a fraction of the cost.

I just hope JLR pull something out of the bag (or tarpaulin) that makes the new Defender replacement just as recognisable and functional as it's predecessor.

and31

284 posts

71 months

Thursday 7th June 2018
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Seriously liking the look of these.
We’ve owned several SJ samurai ‘s in the past,superb fun although obviously underpowered.great off road ability even when standard.unstopable in snow

Mr2Mike

20,143 posts

199 months

Thursday 7th June 2018
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What a great looking little car! The Suzuki car stylists are on a roll right now.

dandare

597 posts

198 months

Thursday 7th June 2018
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I like the looks. It looks like it has independent suspension at the front now (in the top photo there looks to be a wishbone, front nearside, or is it the differential?). Is that the case? Maybe not so good for reliability and serviceability.

I may be dreaming, but I thought I saw a white one yesterday driving through Germany, or do they already produce something similar? Or is there some testing being done on the roads? There was no camouflage, by the way, so unlikely.

Fetchez la vache

5,159 posts

158 months

Thursday 7th June 2018
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Excellent. A couple of pretty standard jimnys often trounce the competition at the local off-road 4x4 meets including some RR Sports that have had no end of money thrown at them to make them better off road.

Small things like that make me smile.

Nicholls22

53 posts

106 months

Thursday 7th June 2018
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This car has quite a few looks going. I can See G-Wagon, Jeep Wrangler/Renegade and even a some original Fiat Panda going.

I think this looks great and is a nice alternative to what we're used to saying on roads in the UK.

Looking forward to seeing one in the flesh.

V6Alfisti

2,625 posts

171 months

Thursday 7th June 2018
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What a great little thing, what has happened to me...I even like that Jeep above !

MrBarry123

5,011 posts

65 months

Thursday 7th June 2018
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Equus said:
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.
Absolutely!

laugh

With it looking like it does, I can see this being a real success. Well done Suzuki.

caelite

4,125 posts

56 months

Thursday 7th June 2018
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I've never had an interest in buying a new car before really. But seriously considering trading my current (2006) Jimny for the new model. It looks fantastic, no doubt it will be even better with a small lift, nice set of ATs and a seat swap from one of Suzukis more sporty range (Ignis Recaros fit perfectly in the old one).

If the current lineup of Jimnies is an indicator, the one we get will be more like the camoflaged version than the green one. The green one looks like the kei version, with no arch flares and thinner wheels to conform with Japanese kei regulations. Ours will likely be slightly wider with a beefier bumper and bigger tyres.

I wonder if they have managed to improve the towing capacity over it's current 1300kg.

Edited by caelite on Thursday 7th June 14:49

ali_XF

299 posts

115 months

Thursday 7th June 2018
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They need to team up with Casio and do a “Baby G” special edition.
Bought a new Swift for the wife after 8 years of solid service from her old one. The 1.0 boosterjet is perfect around town, and it has enough toys to rival my XF (adaptive cruise, tpms, lane departure warning, reversing camera etc). If this has similar levels of spec to the swift I can see it doing really well.

Jag_NE

1,752 posts

44 months

Thursday 7th June 2018
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ali_XF said:
They need to team up with Casio and do a “Baby G” special edition.
Bought a new Swift for the wife after 8 years of solid service from her old one. The 1.0 boosterjet is perfect around town, and it has enough toys to rival my XF (adaptive cruise, tpms, lane departure warning, reversing camera etc). If this has similar levels of spec to the swift I can see it doing really well.
the official fuel figures look great for that engine. With the diesel issues ongoing it may increase its sales with being 4x4, economical and petrol.

seefarr

638 posts

130 months

Thursday 7th June 2018
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There are heaps of jacked up Jimnys running around the wilds of Japan and they look super tough. This is a good video of midnight Jimny 4x4 goodness:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQyQnvbZ250

We even found a snow plow version when we were there last:


GinSour

16 posts

24 months

Thursday 7th June 2018
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I think this looks fantastic!

The green really suits the shape, hope there is some more wacky colours available too the UK Spec.

aaron_2000

3,006 posts

27 months

Thursday 7th June 2018
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Please Land Rover, do something like this with the next Defender, not another Evoque.