Suzuki just updated its mini-four wheeler Jimny with a new design refresh for 2018. The company launched the third-gen Jimny back in 1998 and has been using the same design for the past 20 years.
Jimny fans can look forward to its fourth-gen design refresh later this year.
Suzuki has not released any official paperwork related to its specifications, other than a micro-site, a few details, and several pictures of both the interior and the exterior. However, the new Suzuki Jimny jeep will come with some vibrant color options.
The boxy design of the new Jimny shares some similarities with the Suzuki Hustler, especially with its familiar sharp-cornered rear end.
Let’s dig in, and check out the all new Suzuki Jimny.
Outside, the design language of the Jimny 2018 is similar to Suzuki’s current lineup, exhibiting a modern, family-friendly outlook.
The Jimny features entry-level specifications, but is built for off-road driving with a tough ladder frame and robust 3-link rigid axle suspension. Just like its predecessor, the new Jimny has a 4-wheel drive – part time with low range transfer gear – to handle difficult terrains and road conditions.
It still doubles as a day-to-day city cruiser and is expected to do just as well in urban rush hours.
As seen in the pictures, the Jimny gets a manual 5-speed gearbox. Expect it to get launched in automatic variants as well.
The frontal console houses a touch screen infotainment system whereas air-conditioning and other features are controlled via retro-style knobs and buttons. The design is minimal and modern, ideal for those who want something comfy and capable within a budget.
The company has not disclosed other internal specifications, so we’ll have to wait and see what kind of engine it’s coming with.
Suzuki says that it has sold 2.85 million Jimnys in 194 countries as of March 2018 – its affordable price tag and bang-for-budget characteristic being its key selling points – and is expected to sell more in the coming months after it officially debuts the fourth-gen Suzuki Jimny.