2019 Suzuki Jimny: First Official Images And Details

Suzuki released the first official images of the all-new Jimny, the latest version of the company’s tiny off-road warrior which will be revealed in full on June 18.

The Japanese company didn’t reveal much about what’s hiding under the boxy bodywork, apart from confirming that the new Jimny still rides on a ladder frame chassis and will be offered in two versions in the Japanese domestic market: the smaller ‘Jimny’ and the ‘Jimny Sierra’.

The former will compete in Japan’s ‘kei-car’ segment and that means it will be powered by a 660cc engine. The Jimny Sierra, which is the one that will go on sale outside Japan, will reportedly feature a larger 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine, along with fender extensions and beefier unpainted bumpers.

Suzuki said that all versions of the Jimny will use a part-time all-wheel drive system, as well as a low-range option. A five-speed manual or an optional four-speed automatic transmission will be on offer.

The new Suzuki Jimny will be available in three two-tone color options, as well as five single-tone ones. Judging from the images, we’ll have one in Jungle Green, thank you very much.

The cabin of the new Suzuki Jimny has clearly been inspired by the older Samurai, especially around the instrument cluster area, giving it a utilitarian character which is of course part of the tiny off-roader’s charm.

A seven-inch infotainment system will be present, as well as steering-mounted buttons, automatic climate control, cruise control and more importantly an autonomous emergency braking system. The four-wheel drive system appears to be engaged by a second lever behind the gearbox, which is strange since the outgoing Jimny features buttons on the dashboard.

Further details about the international 2019 Jimny, including availability, are to be released soon, so stay tuned.


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  • jfalckt

    Want one!

    • Bo Hanan

      I want two! Both in Jungle Green. Nice interior too.

  • clueless economist

    Interior is so much better than the Jeep Renegade, as is the overall design.

  • Evo45

    Finally some official things. Leaked images started to get boring

  • Liam Paul

    I wonder if Suzuki had this in their lineup 6 years ago in the United States, How different would their story in the USA had been different from what it is now ? Ha Maybe Suzuki should try to sell it in their Motorcycle dealers or if that is not doable, find a manufacturer like Mazda to sell it for them in the USA. I think this would be a hit like mini is for BMW

    • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

      Suzuki selling rebadged Daewoos killed them. Those vehicles were such pieces of shit it defied description. The Kizashi was a fantastic car, as was the SX4, but no one cared anymore as the damage had already been done.

    • Enoch Gabriel Gonzales

      Yes, in its home market, it is rebadged as Mazda, named AZ off-road. But I wonder how it would fit aesthetically with mazda’s kodo line-up.

  • Tom

    Interior is so much better than the Jeep Renegade, as is the overall design.

    • Alfa Giulia QV


  • uS’gedlemba

    All hail the mighty Jimny!!!!!

  • This is probably the best iteration of ‘retro’ by any manufacturer past and present.

  • DantesLegions


  • Blanka Li

    This would fit perfectly on Catalina Island.

  • Autoexperte

    it looks good

  • Bash

    Looks Really good, now make the 5 door version and it will sell like hot cakes.

  • Emoto

    FCA should just contract to make that the new “smaller” Jeep.

  • EM1

    I like it’s looks, although the interior towards the back, especially near the bench seat has unfinished surroundings. Not caring for the painted finish.

  • Brett Husebye

    I remember some brilliant person I worked with long ago that Traded a Ford Cyclone in for the Suzuki Samurai and I thought it was a bad decision. Then he decided he could move this 1 Ton Wrecking ball with it. Was quite humorous. The Samurai didnt budge it a bit and he lost the bet.

  • Vanishing Boy

    Mazda should bring this in the US as the Mazda AZ-2!! Why Mazda? Suzuki has a very long relationship with each other in JDM-land, that is why it’s the most logical and cost-effective option.

    There is no way that Suzuki Auto will re-enter the US market anyway. So rebadging it as a Mazda will make it a whole lot of sense!

    Since Suzuki engineered and built the lovable Autozam AZ-1 (and its twin the Suzuki Cara). Plus its endless rebadged Suzukis as Mazdas, this is a cash cow waiting to happen!

    • Eythan Aldrich

      I’ll take that as a yes…..

  • Marcos Drawer
    • Eythan Aldrich

      close enough but who knows…..

    • Bo Hanan

      In Jungle Green please. And I really like the no nonsense interior too.

  • Dennis Scipio

    I guess form follows function sometimes.

  • JongHan Hoo

    only manual?

    • Eythan Aldrich

      there’s automatic though but manual…..yes they have it as well

  • erly5

    Refreshingly simple. What a cool little car!

  • Merc1

    You know it’s really unfortunate that Suzuki and Isuzu couldn’t hold on in the U.S. market to catch and take advantage of the SUV boom going on now. They both would have benefited big time from it. This little Jimmy would have sold like hotcakes to some of the Wrangler crowd.


    • Vanishing Boy

      I agree, but Isuzu shot themselves in the foot by not importing/building the MU-X and D-Max in the US. Plus not coming up with fresh models.

      Suzuki relied to much on GM’s stupidity (ie. Daewoo re-badges) by not offering unique models like the Swift series and the Jimny (aka. Samurai). The Kizashi was a noble effort, but it was too late. The new Vitara could’ve been a awesome contender against the Rogue Sport by now.

  • GoofyGotKilos

    Would be at the top of my list if it were in the US :/

  • Shahul Usman

    looks cool, like a baby Benz G wagon

  • JongHan Hoo

    really hope they launch in Malaysia

  • Héctor Fernández L’Hoeste

    Any chance this may come to the US?

    • Vanishing Boy

      Slim to none. Unless Mazda reaches out and step up.

  • Vanishing Boy

    Mazda has a closer tie-in with Suzuki compared to Toyota. If you go to Mazda’s JDM website, theres a TONS of Suzuki re-badges compared to Toyota (on which they have Daihatsu to cover their more aggressive Kei line-ups).

    And Mazda kinda needs more diverse models in their lineup than Toyota anyways.

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