2019 Suzuki Jimny Will Take You Anywhere You Want – Even Paris

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.

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  • nellydesign

    Will it take me to the hospital after a front offset crash? Well, yes and no…

  • Six_Tymes

    I love this, i really do, and I want one. BUT, since it did not fare well in crash tests, ill avoid it until the crash tests improve.

    • Evo45

      Well, you won’t play bumper cars with it or crash it right after you get it delivered, so that’s not necessary (not including traffic safety though).

    • jfalckt

      Here we go again!

  • EM1

    For such a small engine not sure why it produces so many toxins. This could be corrected if it ever makes it to the US.

    • Miknik

      I think the main problem is that NA. engines are much closer to real MPG/CO2 at any test than small capacity turbos (where reality is often 50, or even 100% more), so the test figure is realistic, but high; In reality, most small capacity Turbos in that power range are not much more economic (if at all), Special not in a car with the aerodynamic qualities of a mountain (which is an issue in WLTP testing as well, given that is done on the road)….

  • Stephen G

    It does hold some kind appeal.

  • haji

    They should bring the entry level 660cc to Europe.

    • I think I once talk with some Japanese engineer about 660cc and their lack of desirability for Export, that’s why they beg the Japanese government to make kei car more export friendly.

  • Anyone knew how much they are in Europe, I mean if it’s cheap I guess the whole crash test thing could be set aside for some buyers.

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