2018 Suzuki Jimny officially revealed


The fourth generation Suzuki Jimny has been officially revealed. It is expected to go on sale in Japan later this year.

The new Jimny is based on a ladder frame chassis with a 3-link rigid axle suspension and part time 4WD with a low range gearbox. In terms of styling, it gets a 5-slat grille finished in black, circular headlamps and turn signals. The chunky front bumper has a rectangular air dam and circular fog lamps on either side. The car has flared wheel arches, while the rear comes with a rectangular windscreen and a black bumper with integrated tail lamps. The spare wheel has been mounted on the tail gate.

On the inside, the new Jimny gets a black dashboard with a centrally-mounted touchscreen infotainment system. It has a 3-spoke multi-functional steering wheel and a twin-pod instrument cluster with a central MID.

Suzuki is yet to announce the engines that will be offered on the new Jimny. However, according to a leaked brochure, in the Japanese market, the base variant will be offered with a 660 cc, turbocharged 3-cylinder petrol engine, while the Jimny Sierra will get a 1.5-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine with an output of 100 BHP. Transmission options will include a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic.

The 2018 Jimny will be offered in 3 dual-tone colour options - Kinetic Yellow, Brisk Blue Metallic and Chiffon Ivory Metallic, and 5 single-tone exterior colours - Jungle Green, Bluish Black Pearl 3, Medium Gray, Silky Silver Metallic and Superior White.

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