All -New Suzuki Jimny Highlights
Simple and beautiful, the all-new Jimny is built to express off-road functionality. Its square-shaped body realises better situational awareness and flat clamshell bonnet enhances visibility. Engineered for professionals, there is no compromise in its exterior design. Many design elements were inherited from past legends, creating a familiar yet distinct Jimny look.
Its strong square body expresses its off-road ability and robustness, as well as contribute to the driver's situational awareness. The more upright A-pillar and flat clamshell bonnet enhance visibility from the windshield, while the dipped driver and passenger windows lines expand visibility from the side windows. The front grille is simple and black, highlighting the round signature headlamps, with 15-inch dark metallic wheels* accentuating the strong exterior even more.
*availability depends on vehicle configuration
Available in eight body colours, including two new colours developed exclusively for the all-new Jimny: a high-visibility "Kinetic Yellow" designed to stand out in bad weather or rough worksites, and a low-visibility "Jungle Green" which blends in with natural scenery.
In the all-new Jimny, there is little to distract from driving. Its stylish black interior is humble yet handsome, and controls are designed for quick and easy operation . Every detail is thoughtfully and attractively crafted to support serious off-roading. The handsome black interior is without excessive colours or decoration to minimise distraction and lets the driver concentrate on manoeuvring the vehicle. The horizontal lines defined by the instrument panel, and the vertical lines characterised by the meter cluster and centre console panels help the driver recognise the angle of the vehicle in rough and mountainous terrain.
Everything surrounding the driver and front passenger is built for professional use. Crafter for carefree dependability, the instrument panel and surrounding parts have a scratch and stain-resistant grained finish, and the grip and switches are easy to operate so that it can be handled in off-road conditions as well as while wearing gloves. The meters set in cubic housings are always lit up for cleat viewing on and off road, when the vehicle often passed between sunlit and shaded areas. For intuitive operation of the audio system, a Bluetooth® compatible Smartphone Linkage Display Audio unit with a 7-inch infrared touchscreen is equipped on higher grades.
Rear luggage space can be expanded by folding the rear seats. Flat all the way across, the quarter trims and seats have been carefully designed to increase storage width.
The all-new Jimny stays true to its character, inheriting its four core characteristics: ladder frame, "three angles", 3-link rigid axle suspension with coil spring, and four-wheel drive with low range transfer gear. Designed for professionals, it features ALLGRIP PRO Suzuki's 4WD system designed for high off-road ability.
Authentic off-roaders must be tough enough to handle the harshest conditions. From its ladder frame structure to its 1.5 litre engine, the all-new Jimny is built for rough-road adventures. But on-road ability was not compromised, the higher torsional rigidity of the ladder frame providing a more comfortable and solid ride on the road, and newly equipped steering damper on the front suspension minimising steering wheel vibration and kickback. Whether navigating the urban jungle or exploring off the beaten track, the Jimny is sure to satisfy adventurous minds.
The ladder frame structure provides a sloid base for suspension components when driving off-road and also helps protect the vehicle body even on bumpy surfaces. For the all-new Jimny, a new "x-member" and two additional cross members have been added for further reinforcement and increased torsional rigidity.
The Jimny features a part-time 4WD system with low range transfer gear, which can easily be switched for 2H (2WD high gear), 4H (4WD high gear) and 4L (4WD low gear) modes by a shift lever directly connected to the transfer gear. Compared to the 4H mode, the 4L mode can transfer more torque to the tyres while in lower gears, for better traction on steep slopes and rough terrain.
The former 1.3 litre engine is replaced by a 1.5 litre engine in the all-new Jimny. it delivers stronger torque at all rpm, then its predecessor, with ample torque at low revolutions enhancing driving performance especially while driving off-road, where low revolution is often needed. Despite the increased displacement, it has smaller overall dimensions than the engine it replaces, with 15% reduced weight, contributing to enhanced fuel efficiency.
The 5-speed manual transmission has optimised gear ratios for the new engine and also offers better fuel efficiency. The shift lever has been redesigned to reduce vibration, and also provides a more solid and direct feeling when changing gears. The 4-speed automatic transmission has also been redesigned to offer less friction and better fuel economy. The shift pattern has been changed from the former gate type to the straight aligned type to simplify operation.
Suzuki Safety Support is Suzuki's preventative safety technology that help the driver avoid accidnets and supports the driver to have peace of mind during every day driving. With Dual Sensor Brake Support (DSBS)* if the system determines that there is a risk of collision with a forward vehicle or pedestrian, it issues an audio and visual warning, increases braking force, or applies strong automatic brakes depending on the situation, in an effort to avoid the collision or reduce damage. Other functions include lane departure warning* and weaving alert function* to help the driver keep alert, and high beam assist* supports relaxing, courteous night driving by automatically switching the high and low beams
*each function operates in different vehicle speeds and conditions
In the Jimny, traffic sign recognition monitors the road ahead for traffic signs. When it detects road signs such as speed limits or no passing zones, it displays the sign on the meter to help the driver remember which road signs the car has passed. For additional traffic signs showing supplementary information, a blank box is displayed under the main traffic sign to inform the driver. The Jimny is the first Suzuki model to adopt this system.