Suzuki Finally Reveals Specs of All-New Suzuki Jimny
Suzuki has finally launched the all-new Suzuki Jimny, just two weeks after the Japanese carmaker revealed what the fourth-generation model looks like.
The Jimny is Suzuki’s flagship model, with 285 million units sold worldwide since the nameplate debuted in 1977. It’s also the only subcompact four-wheel-drive vehicle from Japan that’s sold globally.
The all-new Jimny pays homage to is predecessors by adopting some of their styling cues. The round LED headlights nestled in the grille pay tribute to the classic, first-gen model while the clamshell hood calls back to both the second- and third-generation models. Even the placing of the taillights in the rear bumper mimics that of the second-gen Jimny.
A necessity when the Jimny tackles dirt and mud trails, Suzuki fitted the all-new Jimny with with headlight washers. The angled bumper edges increase clearance at the wheels for climbing over obstacles and the fender overriders safeguard the body from stone chips and scratches. And then there’s the drip rail on the roof that keeps you dry when entering or exiting the vehicle by helping to prevent water from dripping off the roof.
Inside, the cabin is rendered primarily in black to minimize distractions, with the instrument panel and surrounding parts clad in a scratch- and stain-resistant grained finish, while the controls are designed for quick and easy operation even when wearing gloves. For the audio system, a Bluetooth-compatible seven-inch infrared touchscreen system resides on top of the dashboard’s center console.
With the rear seats deployed, cargo space in the Jimny is at 85 liters. With the rear seats folded flat, cargo space expands to 377 liters, which is 53 liters more over the outgoing model. Adding to the Jimny’s utilitarian capabilities are the rear seat backs and cargo area floor which are coated with plastic for easy dirt and/or stain removal. In addition, five utility screw holes are available on each side under the quarter windows along with four luggage hook screw holes around the floor area for flexible usage of the cargo space.
As seen during the initial public revelation of the Jimny, it utilizes a newly-developed ladder frame and rides on three-link rigid axle suspensions with coil springs. Proving its off-road capabilities are its AllGrip Pro part-time, four-wheel-drive system with low-range transfer gear, 210mm ground clearance, and approach, break over, and departure angles of 37-, 28-, and 49-degrees, respectively. The Jimny also has a brake limited-slip differential traction control that automatically brakes the slipping wheels to redistribute torque to the other side and allow the vehicle to gain traction, as well as both hill hold and hill descent controls.
Despite its predilection for going off-road, Suzuki fitted the Jimny with safety features for on-road driving. Its Dual Sensor Brake Support utilizes both a monocular camera and a laser sensor to determine if there is a risk of collision with a forward vehicle or pedestrian and, depending on the situation, alerts the driver with an audio and visual warning, increases braking force, or applies strong automatic brakes to avoid the collision or reduce damage. Other safety features the all-new Jimny has are lane departure warning and weaving alert function, high beam assist which automatically switches the high and low beams, and traffic sign recognition which monitors the road ahead for traffic signs and displays the sign on the meter display to help the driver remember which road signs the car has passed. The Jimny is the first Suzuki model to adopt such a system.
Globally, the all-new Jimny will be available with a newly-developed 1.5 litre K15B engine that produces 100 hp and 130 Nm of torque through either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission. A specially-tuned 0.66 litre R06A turbo engine will also be offered but only for the Japanese market.
The all-new Suzuki Jimny will be produced at Suzuki’s Kosai Plant in Japan for the first time.
|NUMBER OF DOORS||3|
|Overall Length (mm)||Front Bumper to Rear Bumper||3480|
|Front Bumper to Spare Wheel Cover||3645|
|Overall Width (mm)||1645|
|Overall Height (mm)||1725|
|Minimum Turning Radius (m)||4.9|
|Minimum Ground Clearance (mm)||210|
|Approach Angle (deg)||37|
|Breakover Angle (deg)||28|
|Departure Angle (deg)||49|
|Maximum Output (hp)||100|
|Maximum Torque (Nm)||130|
|Fuel Distribution||Multipoint Injection|
|Rear||Drum, Leading and Trailing|
|Suspension||Front||3-Link Rigid Axle with Coil Spring|
|Rear||3-Link Rigid Axle with Coil Spring|
|Luggage||Maximum Volume (liters)||830|
|Rear Seatback Folded (liters)||377|
|Rear Seatback Raised||85|
|Curb Weight (kg)||1090-1135||1110-1135|
|Gross Vehicle Weight (kg)||1435|