We previously reported that Suzuki will be revealing the much awaited next generation Suzuki Jimny in Japan on July 5. Ahead of its debut next month, the car maker has officially revealed the images of the fourth generation Jimny except the engine specifications. The mini-SUV will finally receive the much awaited update after 20 years ever since the last Jimny was introduced.
Coming to the design, the new Suzuki Jimny will get major design upgrades as well as styling updates, however, retaining the boxy design which looks similar to Mercedes-Benz G-Class. At the front, the mini-SUV will get a matte black finished 5-slot grille highlighted by pair of classic round headlamps, a black front bumper, round fog lamps, 16-inch alloy wheels, wider air-dam and much more. The SUV is also expected to get dual tone treatment which will proffer the SUV with a premium appeal. New Suzuki Jimny SUV Launching in Japan on July 5; India Launch Not Confirmed.
To be based on ladder-on frame chassis, the fourth generation Jimny is expected to measure 3300mm in length, 1475mm in width and 1715mm in height whereas the wheelbase could stand at 2250mm. Moreover, the new generation Suzuki Jimny will be offered in various color options which includes Jungle Green, Medium Gray, Blueish Black Pearl, Silky Silver Metallic, Spare White, Pure White Pearl, Kinetic Yellow (dual tone), Chiffon Ivory (dual tone), Blyisque Blue Metallic (dual tone). Indian Army to Replace Ageing Maruti Suzuki Gypsy With Tata's Matte Green Safari Storme SUV.
As far as the engine specs are concerned, the new generation Suzuki Jimny is expected to be powered by 0.66-litre turbocharged, 3-cylinder petrol motor. However, the bigger Jimny Sierra version might be powered by a naturally-aspirated 1.5-litre, 3-cylinder petrol unit. Transmission duties are likely to be carried out by either a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic gearbox. The mini-SUV will also get Allgrip Pro 4x4 system for enhanced off-road capabilities.
The SUV is expected to go on sale in the Japanese market later this year. Though, there is no official word from the company when the SUV will be launched in the domestic market. However, we speculate that the new generation Jimny SUV is expected to be launched in India sometime next year. If launched in the country, the SUV will take on Mahindra Thar and Force Gurkha.