Suzuki may have already launched the new Jimny in some European markets but we certainly can’t get enough of it, especially in that Jungle Green color of the display car at the Paris Auto Show.
Clearly there are a lot of retro design cues going on with the new Jimny, which even manages to make its predecessor look soft-edged by comparison, thanks to the new model’s sharp angles wherever you look.
But the biggest highlight of the new Suzuki Jimny is that it has resisted the modern SUV trends, sticking with a ladder-frame chassis, complete with a pair of rigid axles and a low-range transfer case.
Customers will be offered a single engine option, in the form of a 1.5-liter four-cylinder petrol unit that pumps out 100hp and 95.8 lb-ft (130Nm). A five-speed manual gearbox is standard, with Suzuki also offering a four-speed automatic transmission in case you were interested.
According to Suzuki, the new Jimny has a top speed of just 87mph (145km/h), and that’s when fitted with the manual gearbox. CO2 emissions are rated at 178g/km on the WLTP, which could be a problem for some countries.
It’s pretty obvious that you are not buying a Suzuki Jimny for its performance on the highway, so here are some off-road stats: the approach angle is set at 37 degrees, the ramp breakover angle is 28 degrees while the departure angle is 49 degrees.