All-New 2019 Suzuki Jimny Caught Completely Undisguised (Updated w/ Brochure)

Forget about prototypes and renderings trying to solve the design ‘mystery’ behind the all-new Suzuki Jimny, because the small SUV has just been spotted without a trace of camouflage.

On top of that, there are multiple examples sitting together behind Suzuki’s factory, finished in a variety of shades, looking just about ready to be shipped to dealers all over the world.

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Beneath its boxy design lies a traditional ladder-on-frame chassis, which along with an all-wheel drive system should make the new Jimny a pretty capable small off-roader, going where no Nissan Juke would ever dare to go.

Overall, the upcoming Jimny seems happy to depart from conventional softened exterior designs. One might even call it retro-looking, which it actually is. We can also tell that the new model still slightly resembles the old Jimny, with a table spoon of Mercedes G-Class and a pinch of Jeep Renegade. Its quirky, yet rugged appearance should definitely attract lots of fans, however it’s unlikely that such an unconventional design would ultimately lead to conventional sub-compact crossover sales numbers – something the Japanese automaker is probably at peace with.

The all-new Jimny is also expected to feature some type of semi-autonomous braking technology (no Adaptive Cruise Control though) according to Creative311, as well as LED headlights.

A splash of simplicity

The cabin of the 2019 Suzuki Jimny, while it looks highly utilitarian, does gain modern-day features such as a touchscreen infotainment display, which looks just like the one in the Suzuki Swift.

The interior image also reveals the presence of climate control, a multi-function steering wheel, an automatic transmission and not much else. We did notice how some buttons are extremely large, probably so they can be easily operated while wearing gloves.

A small engine range

Power is expected to come from a base 1.2 liter naturally aspirated gasoline engine, while a 1.0-liter turbocharged ‘Boosterjet’ three-cylinder is believed to be a step up in some markets. The latter is rumored to have a maximum output of 110 HP, as well as 170 Nm (125 lb-ft) of torque.

In the end, what these images tell us is that we’ll probably see the 2019 Jimny a lot sooner than initially expected, with a world debut to follow at the Tokyo Motor Show in October. Sales will commence before the end of the year, while by the first quarter of 2019, the new Jimny should be available in different markets worldwide.

*Article updated on Jun 17 with new revealing scans from the Jimny’s JDM brochure. Additional reporting from Sergiu Tudose


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  • Jay

    The one with the white hood and roof looks pretty good….

  • Dennis Scipio

    I keep reading the the Jimny as “Jimmy”. TBH Jimmy sounds better. I do like the Blue color.

    • Belthronding

      well, you are not alone.

    • Liam Paul

      I never noticed that n, danm

    • I grew up thinking it was Jimmy until I dated a girl that was coming from a mountain place and dreamed of having a Jimny.

    • iea96

      GMC used to have a model called Jimmy, maybe that’s keeping them back from using it

    • Nick099

      Might be a trademark issue.

      GMC had a “Jimmy” truck years ago.

      • As far as I know Jimny is a result of mistranslation. Suzuki executives were visiting Scotland when they decide to name it Jimmy, but when they are back in Japan, the message got translated wrong and we ended up as Jimny.

        • stelvio

          It comes from the Disney character jiminy cricket


    i’l take two, if there was 5 door version…

    • Bash

      What a great idea to have a 5 door version of it.

  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    Is that a dot matrix printer that they’re making that dashboard with?

    • Spyder Hole Fantome

      Nope, a daisy wheel.

  • Mind Synthetic

    i would kill for one

    • jfalckt

      Pretty drastic but I semi agree 👍

    • TheHake

      I don’t think that’s necessary… Just go buy one.

  • I prefer the current shape, this seems too boxy and not in a bold way. Interior updates welcomed though.

    • I think they went back to retro design, with Ignis who looks like Whizzkid, which actually looks good to me.

    • I agree, looks like an old shoe box.

      • Eythan Aldrich

        I have to disagree…..the G-class on the other hand is still boxy so why?

        • Bo Hanan


    • Ilbirs

      The current shape whitstood very well two decades and looks timeless even today. This next one was dated even when we were seeing only with camouflage. It makes a comeback to the rain gutters, something that we thought it was buried for good, specially considering that they worsen aerodynamics and add sharpen edges that turn a car more offensive in a collision.

  • Marty

    Looks like this kind of car should look. Rugged, simple, honest.

    • Dennis Scipio

      You mean simple design is okay in this day and age?

      • Marty

        Simplicity is one of the main principles of good design.

  • Hans_Remore

    budget g-wagen

  • ProtectOurHeritage

    Looks far better than the current generation!

  • fabri99

    Definitely want one.

  • ediotsavant

    Love this update as it cannot be mistaken for anything other than a Jimny.

  • Autoexperte

    i like it

  • Liam Paul

    man if i was GM, I would try to get suzuki to let them sell the jimny here in the states, it would be a huge hit..

    • Well they need to replace the kei engine for sure, and federalize it, which would be really expensive and not to mention the reputation of Samurai before it.

      • Noel

        Those aren’t kei engines, they’re limited to 550 cc. and 1 liter and 1.2 liters are becoming more common in other parts of the world.

    • FactChecker90803

      Suzuki is a limites partner of Toyota, so no go on that deal, but Fear not Jeep is rumoures to be

  • Wow it looks like original LJ80, I had to say the new Jimny is really good in the design. I hope the price would still be reasonable.

  • Some ol’ bloke

    Anyone have any Idea how much it’ll cost?

    • ProtectOurHeritage

      The previous generation model started at £12,000 (€13,640 / $16,070). I’m guessing the new one will come in at a little more!

      • Some ol’ bloke


  • Ioakou Logic

    this design looks like “forword-back”!!

  • iea96

    If this will have aftermarket parts support from 3rd party manufacturers like the Jeep Wrangler, it will become the new trend.

  • Six_Tymes

    I want one. I hope its cost stays low.

    • Utkarsha Mohan

      Toyota Batched Jimnys may hit states… If the deal between Toyota and Suzuki goes through.

      • Six_Tymes

        Good to know, thanks!

      • Ayberk Yılmaz

        From what I understand that deal is for the Indian market only. So don’t get your hopes high.

  • EM1

    Add this to the North American Toyota lineup with the CH-R engine in standard all wheel drive form, and it will sell!
    After all Toyota and Suzuki have a small partnership going and people still love the box design.

  • TheBelltower

    This is very cool

  • Moveon Libtards

    It wishes it was a Jeep but it isnt.

    That steering wheel is a total Jeep ripoff, but not as up to date as the new Jeep one.

  • ErnieB

    Jim from NY!

  • jaykit

    Do a Hayabusa version.

    • Six_Tymes


  • GlobalPostitpad

    All the windows are flat; sensible economy there.

  • Callanish

    I flipped one of the old versions of this and nearly died. Good times, good times!

  • Craig

    FCA should rebadge this as a Jeep.

    • Bash

      And call it Jeep Micro or something.

      • Leconte Dave

        Have a four doors version

        • Bash

          It’s either three or five mate, can’t be four for this type of a car.

          • Leconte Dave

            Oups 5*

    • Loquacious Borborygmus

      They’d need permission to produce under licence.

      • Craig

        That’s true. And it might be worth getting it.

  • kenny the pig

    I am thinking it could hold maybe 11, possibly 12 clowns.

  • Nita Kumari

    Love the new shape. Looks like classy range rover defender. But why such a small engine? I have 2001 suzuki vitara 2L. Best thing I ever bought. Love her, love suzuki.

  • Travis Van Ness

    Hey look they re-released and updated the Samural….. For what it’s worth I had a ’91 Samurai and I loved it. It was fun to drive and contrary to a lot of reports was very stable. It could go almost anywhere.

    • Perry F. Bruns

      That’s exactly what happened. What we called the Samurai was called the Jimny in much of the rest of the world. Hope you can get one of the new ones if you want.

  • pcurve

    this guy knows the US market

  • Six Thousand Times

    Obviously needs decals and a convertible top.

  • Six_Tymes

    And Clinton will give it to Iran

    • Dubble Bubble

      Last time I checked, she was in the history books and won’t be giving anything away but her unsold books.

      • Six_Tymes


  • TheBelltower

    I would love one of these!

  • Autoexperte

    by the way: Toyota won the 24h of Le Mans

  • uS’gedlemba

    Why do I feel like this is thee most anticipated car of 2017 and 2018 altogether? I know I’ve damn been waiting since last year…

  • sidewaysspin

    No thanks, Suzuki isn’t even a proper car brand it’s more of a motorcycle brand.

  • ErisC

    It looks like they’ve borrowed the dashboard from 1st generation Mitsubishi Montero 😀

  • SteersUright

    Looks like a cheap, Chinese Jeep knock-off. Really not innovative in design or anything. I fail to see the appeal.

    • Scherpereel Clement

      Yeah right, check the history of Suzuki’s small 4X4 (Samurai, Jimny)

  • uS’gedlemba

    This might just be the most anticipated car since 2017…

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