Ridiculously cute and surprisingly practical, the new Suzuki Jimny demonstrates just how clever the guys at Suzuki are when it comes to tugging the heartstring of those who like to be different.
Since the first Jimny made its debut in 1970, it could be described as a masterpiece of Suzuki’s 4WD technology. An authentic off-roader that is small and lightweight and still retains the off-road performance desired by some, the Jimny, now its fourth generation, comes to Ireland later this year.
Suzuki chiefs say that it now has even more functionality and practicality on both its appearance and performance, while still offering the spirit of its much-loved predecessors and its core concept of being the “one-and-only, small, lightweight 4WD vehicle”.
Some of the highlights are its simplicity, its square shape, and its funky looks. Almost like a little Land Rover Defender, the Jimny is engineered for professionals with no compromise in its exterior design.
Inside, there is little to distract from driving. Its stylish black interior is humble yet handsome, and controls are designed for quick and easy operation, even when wearing gloves. Every detail is thoughtfully and attractively crafted to support serious off-roading.
Staying true to its character, inheriting its four core characteristics: ladder frame, ‘three angles’, 3-link rigid axle suspension with coil spring, and Suzuki’s famous ALLGRIP PRO four-wheel drive with low range transfer gear.
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