Suzuki is gearing up for the European market launch of its all-new Jimny and that can only mean one thing: it has finally put a price on its tiny off-roader.
Germany is one of the first countries where Suzuki has released pricing for the Jimny, which starts at €17,915 (approximately $20,922), including VAT. That sum will buy you the entry-level Comfort model equipped with a five-speed manual transmission. As Japanese brands have accustomed us, standard equipment for the Jimny Comfort is more than decent.
It includes air conditioning, CD player with MP3 playback, DAB radio, Bluetooth connectivity, front power windows, cruise control with speed limiter, heated front seats, height-adjustable multifunction steering wheel, power mirrors, light sensor, and fog lights. Upgrading to the four-speed automatic transmission costs €1,180.
The other trim level available in Germany is Comfort+, offered exclusively with the five-speed manual gearbox. Available from €19,985 ($23,330), it’s more content-rich thanks to features like LED headlights, automatic climate control, an audio system with smartphone connectivity and navigation, leather steering wheel, heated mirrors, and a cargo box.
It’s also got upgraded styling due to the 15-inch alloys, tinted rear windows, black mirror caps, and body-color door handles. The only optional extras are the metallic paint (€500) and two-tone metallic paint scheme (€330) — the latter only available for the Comfort+.
Standard safety features include an autonomous emergency braking system and a traffic sign recognition system for the first time. Too bad the Jimny only got three stars in Euro NCAP crash tests.
All Suzuki Jimny models feature the same technical platform consisting of a ladder frame chassis, Allgrip Pro part-time 4WD system with low range gearing, a 102 PS (101 hp) 1.5-liter naturally aspirated gasoline engine, and a five-speed manual transmission (a four-speed auto is optional).
The claimed average fuel economy for the manual model is 6.8 l/100 km (41.5 mpg UK/34.6 mpg US), with corresponding CO2 emissions of 154 g/km. The automatic version averages 7.5 l/100 km (37.6 mpg UK/31.3 mpg US) and 170 g/km CO2.
The 2019 Jimny’s German market debut will take place on October 27-28.