All-New Suzuki Jimny Tipped To Go On Sale Early Next Year

The fourth generation Suzuki Jimny has been spotted testing out in the open for almost a year now.

According to a recent report from Autocar, it will go on sale in early 2019. The Japanese automaker has already pulled the plug on the current iteration to make room for its successor, and it seems that less than 200 units are currently found in showrooms.

The  2020 Suzuki Jimny will keep its rugged and boxy-looking exterior, offering improved handling and a more modern cabin.

While it won’t be able to compete directly with the likes of the Peugeot 2008, Renault Captur and others within the crowded sub-compact segment, unlike most of those pseudo SUVs, it will actually be pretty good off the beaten path. The ladder-on-frame chassis, combined with the AllGrip Pro all-wheel drive system should make this tiny vehicle quite a joy on challenging terrains.

Its footprint might increase a bit from the current generation, which is only 135mm (5.3in) longer than a Volkswagen Up!, and it’s likely that the automaker will focus on improving legroom for rear passengers.

The 2020 Suzuki Jimny is believed to be powered by the Baleno’s turbocharged 1.0-liter petrol engine, with 110hp. It might also gain a naturally aspirated 1.2-liter unit, for the base model.

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  • Six_Tymes

    i’m not sure why i want one so badly. but, im in the states so ill never be able to own one anyway

    • Bash

      +1
      This is the mini G-wagon that you cant have. sort of.

      • Finkployd

        this is the GLB we wanted

  • Bash

    someone out there WILL get one and he WILL transform it into a real life mini G-Wagon, and if he done it right; it will look so good.
    cant wait to see that one.

    • Given Japanese made an american van version of their kei car (google it). I wouldn’t surprise if there will be aftermarket kit for that.

  • crisSunny

    Is this convertible? Tx

    • Vanishing Boy

      No word yet, maybe as a concept. But given this world is overrun with CUVs and boring sedans…it will never happen.

  • I hope they can maintained the spartan interior and affordable price (at least in Japan, I know it’s kinda expensive in Europe).

    • Jørn-tommy Skjellnes

      kost 16000 euro in germany, dont think thats so expensive.

      • I think it cost similar in UK, but again it’s very basic and you can get full spec cheap cars at that price.

  • ChrisInIL

    Suzuki? Tipped?

    I see what you did there.

  • Mynameis Taylor

    it reminds me of the Samurai from the 80s. Is it coming to the us?

    • Nope, they don’t homologate it for US Market and Suzuki has pulled out from US market as well.

  • TrevP

    Cute.

  • LWOAP

    Haven’t seen the finished product but it looks more like a baby G class than Mercedes’ own product.

  • Evan M

    I would love to see this on American roads 🙁

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