RE: New Suzuki Jimny leaked

RE: New Suzuki Jimny leaked

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Ilovejapcrap

2,245 posts

49 months

Thursday 20th December 2018
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gweaver said:
Ilovejapcrap said:
2. I'm still not sure why they didn't put the 1.4t engine in (tuned for torque rather than BHP) rather than the 1.5 n/a which im assuming is the one used in old Suzuki swift ?
It's not. The older petrol Swifts use the M13, M15, M16A and K12 engines (in Europe anyway). The current Swifts use the K10 (turbo), K12 and K14 (turbo). The new Jimny uses the K15.
Interesting thanks.

The old m16a engine is a great little lump on a side note (that’s the one used in swift sport yeah)

Bill

38,044 posts

192 months

Thursday 20th December 2018
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Ilovejapcrap said:
good point i was more thinking about MPG when using on motorway and emissions.
It's not designed for the sort of market where motorways exist* or emissions matter.



*Ok, I'm exaggerating...

Dabooka

199 posts

42 months

Thursday 20th December 2018
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gweaver said:
Or there's the Ignis and Swift, both available with 4WD. I've had a couple as courtesy cat cars and I thought the 4WD Swift handled better than the FWD one.
I went looking for a Grand Vit a few years ago but took the AWD version out for a lengthy spin beforehand and struggled with it. I found it had an awful drone at 60-70mph. Might have been the tyres I suppose, but it was factory fresh. A colleague has one and loves it kind, and I do think they’re cracking motors but need a tweak.

Ended up forgoing the awd requirement and bought a Sport instead.....

tim0409

2,376 posts

96 months

Thursday 20th December 2018
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Dan W. said:
tim0409 said:
Just off the phone from the Suzuki dealer; their allocation is four cars and I was fourth on the list; they have a base in silver which was my second choice for delivery in March (black was first) so we are going ahead with it. They didn't take a deposit when I initially placed an "order"/expression of interest, but will now. The OH is pretty excited at the prospect of owning a new car for the first time!
good work, enjoy the car
Thanks, I'm really looking forward to getting it in the New Year. The dealer has said March but also that it could be sooner; as it will be within the first batch dealers receive I've read some reports online of January deliveries which would be nice!
My wife was chatting to a colleague about it yesterday, and he sent her a picture of one parked up outside a restaurant last night in Edinburgh; I think it must have been a salesman having some fun.

It will be interesting to see how the residuals pan out given the restricted supply. One of the reasons I hesitated on a new Polo at the start of the month was the thought of the depreciation (up until a few years ago I bought all my cars from auction and would never had contemplated a new car).

Edited by tim0409 on Thursday 20th December 13:09

wigit

103 posts

108 months

Thursday 20th December 2018
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My local dealer let me take their demo out for an hour which was great as got to drive it on roads I actually use.

I was expecting to be disappointed but for what we need it for which is essentially a two seater promo vehicle is ideal and performed better on road than we were expecting.

That dealer was being allocated two so thought not a chance, however, got a call this week to offer me a Kinetic Yellow one for January delivery and went in to do the deal, we were third on the list but person in front did not like the yellow so their loss was our gain.




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n_const

1,568 posts

138 months

Friday 21st December 2018
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gweaver said:
Ilovejapcrap said:
2. I'm still not sure why they didn't put the 1.4t engine in (tuned for torque rather than BHP) rather than the 1.5 n/a which im assuming is the one used in old Suzuki swift ?
It's not. The older petrol Swifts use the M13, M15, M16A and K12 engines (in Europe anyway). The current Swifts use the K10 (turbo), K12 and K14 (turbo). The new Jimny uses the K15.
They've changed the engine code, but its the old 1200cc bored out to 1500cc. Engine is around 8/9 years old.

Klippie

1,426 posts

82 months

Saturday 22nd December 2018
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Had a look at the new Jimny today, it looks even better in the metal than in the pictures, but is a tiny dinky little thing I sat inside with the seat as far back as it could go and still felt like my knees where up to my chin so I'd be quite uncomfortable driving one after a while, the build quality appeared to be top notch too everything had a solid usable feel to it.

Suzuki will sell them by the bucket load as they are so good looking and that's even before their legendary off road capabilities are taken into account.

Its very impressive.

DoctorX

4,171 posts

104 months

Thursday 27th December 2018
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Mercury00

3,423 posts

93 months

Friday 28th December 2018
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For those that have driven one, how did you find the ride? I've heard reviewers say it's jiggly. Suzukis always seem to be like that - I'm on my third and the ride over potholes has always been one of my few complaints. I'm just wondering if the Jimny soaks up the initial jarring of small ruts and potholes any better?

skyrover

11,908 posts

141 months

Friday 28th December 2018
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Mercury00 said:
For those that have driven one, how did you find the ride? I've heard reviewers say it's jiggly. Suzukis always seem to be like that - I'm on my third and the ride over potholes has always been one of my few complaints. I'm just wondering if the Jimny soaks up the initial jarring of small ruts and potholes any better?
Lie axles will always produce a slightly unsettled or different ride to what most people are used to coming from independent suspension.

Fitting softer suspension and shocks helps.

Personally I quite like the way they drive... a sort of "brickhouse swagger"

Edited by skyrover on Friday 28th December 07:50

hammo19

1,867 posts

133 months

Saturday 29th December 2018
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My local dealer in Durham said all gone and orders to fulfill. Not sure if they will get any more next year but phone again June/July next year.

However, managed to get first on the order list with dealer in Lincoln for a SZ5 but whatever colour arrives. He said North sold out but more available in South and going fast!

First time I have ordered a new car and not even looked or driven it - bit scary but on reviews and looks alone should be ideal for Teesdale area.


tim0409

2,376 posts

96 months

Saturday 29th December 2018
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I wouldn’t worry about not driving it; the ride was my main concern but having driven one I really liked it. It’s obviously different to a standard car but it’s not at all “agricultural” and handles fine for what it is. I found it fun to drive and the high driving position is nice.

Edited by tim0409 on Saturday 29th December 18:22

Dan W.

639 posts

15 months

Tuesday 8th January
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Well that's our allocation of Jimnys sold for the year, no more orders to be taken until 2020

Pothole

26,085 posts

219 months

Tuesday 8th January
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I'm testing one on Saturday, but I'm not sure there's much point...

Todd Bonzalez

1,816 posts

99 months

Wednesday 9th January
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I didn't really get on with it. For our use it was just too agricultural and shortly geared. Shame as I love love love the looks. If I lived in London or had a Farm I would probably buy one. I absolutely hated the steering but everything else was pretty well done. I loved how easy everything under the bonnet looked to work on. Very cool.

Surprised how much people are struggling to get them. When I went to the Coventry dealer just before Christmas they had 2 stock cars they were willing to sell me.

Dabooka

199 posts

42 months

Wednesday 9th January
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Dan W. said:
Well that's our allocation of Jimnys sold for the year, no more orders to be taken until 2020
For me at least this is good news; I’m not ready to buy, could with another year, and I’m wondering if there’s going to be a limited edition to mark 50yrs.

Dan W.

639 posts

15 months

Wednesday 9th January
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Dabooka said:
Dan W. said:
Well that's our allocation of Jimnys sold for the year, no more orders to be taken until 2020
For me at least this is good news; I’m not ready to buy, could with another year, and I’m wondering if there’s going to be a limited edition to mark 50yrs.
Would highly doubt it, they are only bringing 2000 units in the uk for 2020 so really cant build enough of the current one to warranty a special edition I think.

tim0409

2,376 posts

96 months

Wednesday 9th January
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Todd Bonzalez said:
Surprised how much people are struggling to get them. When I went to the Coventry dealer just before Christmas they had 2 stock cars they were willing to sell me.
I wished I'd known that! When I ordered mine in December all the dealer(s) had was a demonstrator with the first order not due until this year.

Todd Bonzalez

1,816 posts

99 months

Wednesday 9th January
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tim0409 said:
I wished I'd known that! When I ordered mine in December all the dealer(s) had was a demonstrator with the first order not due until this year.
Just to confirm I mean they had them arriving rather than physically there! I think they should have been in by now though.

Dabooka

199 posts

42 months

Wednesday 9th January
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Dan W. said:
Would highly doubt it, they are only bringing 2000 units in the uk for 2020 so really cant build enough of the current one to warranty a special edition I think.
True, I doubt it too, but they do have a history and a lot can happen in a year. Plus it’ll only be a paint colour and different wheels kind of thing. Well it was with the Grand Vitaras, bar the odd interior colour change. Everything else is off the shelf as it were.