All-new 2019 Suzuki Jimny breaks cover

Doris Richards
June 20, 2018

But if you do fancy a Jimny you'd be better off hanging on a little while until this, the new Suzuki Jimny, arrives later this year, promising more of the same but with a bit more "modern" thrown in the mix.

Suzuki has revealed images of its upcoming new-generation Jimny, but it is no guarantee to make it to Australia.

The Jimny has become a legend in its own lifetime - loved by customers around the world since the birth of its first model in 1970.

Road handling will still be improved, but a Suzuki spokesman explained that the car's unique selling point was its hardy nature, so this will remain the focus during development.

Also revealed is the use of a rigid three-link suspension system, and part-time four-wheel-drive with a low-range transfer gearbox - again answering the demands of off-roaders.

The car's design reflects its 4x4 status, taking influence from earlier-generation Jimnys with a simple, box-shaped body. The five-slat front grille and round headlamps are still intact while the wheel arches have received plastic claddings. There's a touchscreen infotainment system high on the dash with most the controls, like the window switches on the dashboard, too.

Further media information relating to model launch in specific global markets will follow in the future.

For the Indian market, it is expected that the vehicle will have an engine of 1.0 liter Boosterjet or upcoming 1.5 litre petrol engine as available in Ciaz.

The engine range hasn't yet been officially confirmed, but sources overseas report that the Jimny will be offered with 1.2 and 1.5-litre normally aspirated petrol engines, as well as Suzuki's "BoosterJet" 1-litre turbo triple. If it does arrive, it will be a viable replacement for the Gypsy, which has been on sale in the country since 1985.

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