2019 Suzuki Jimny Now More Apt For Road Use Thanks To H&R Lowering Spring Kit

We’ve seen plenty of tuning proposals for the all-new Suzuki Jimny but this one is probably the first that goes beyond upgrading the tiny off-roader’s looks.

While other tuners focused on making the Jimny look like a mini Mercedes G-Class or Land Rover Defender, Germany’s H&R fitted the Jimny with what it knows best to do: a suspension kit. Interestingly, the upgraded suspension is not for owners who will frequently take the Jimny off-road.

Instead, it targets those users who will drive the tiny SUV in the city most of the time. As a result, the H&R suspension kit features a new set of springs that bring the Jimny 45 mm (1.8 in) closer to the ground.

In addition to making the SUV look sportier, the new suspension lowers the vehicle’s center of gravity, thus enhancing handling, especially in sharp turns. Besides the springs, H&R offers a complete suspension upgrade that also includes a set of Koni shock absorbers and roll bars that are said to bring significant handling improvements compared to the stock model.

To further reduce body roll, H&R also recommends 3-way adjustable stabilizer bars with a diameter of 30 mm (1.18 in) for the front and rear axles. Track and wheel spacers are currently in development.

H&R makes no mention of other available upgrades but the 2019 Jimny they fitted with their new suspension kit also features an “urban” camouflage livery that looks really nice on the boxy SUV. Other visible tweaks include the smoked turn signals at the front, roof-mounted LED bar, as well as black Borbet CW alloys shod with off-road tires.

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  • Adi

    Who TF would want to lower an off-roader? They should offer a lift kit not lowering kit. SMH

    • Bash

      Right on the spot. You should get a hundred likes.

    • Tenzin Pelha

      Better aerodynamics on the highway to improve fuel economy.

    • Belthronding


    • exeptor

      Right in general, but we have to be honest – more than half of all Jimnys will be used as a fashion tools and probably will never see dirt. This one is a good example of what this car can be turned into and if we accept this reality then it looks quite good.

      • Anders Gustav

        yep! all the better if city dwellers buy this thin and turn it into fashion accessory, it will insure that Suzuki sells lots of them, and will keep making them!

  • Blade t

    Makes no sense. .

    • Loquacious Borborygmus

      Fashion rarely does.

  • ace_9

    Seems like some people just discovered that most people use roads, not forest trails 😀 So yes, making a car handle better on roads makes perfect sense. And it is still quite high from the ground, so it suddenly didn’t lost the ability to go over a pot hole.

  • ME

    If Suzuki is unable to import this to the US, perhaps Toyota should do so.

  • sidewaysspin

    So cute.

  • StrangerGP

    I don’t get this. If you want an SUV for road use then there’s hundreds of models to choose from. Jimny is actually one of the few you buy to have some fun offroading it.

  • BlackPegasus

    Sorry, it would not OWN anything in the US. Have your seen the lackluster cheap interior on this thing? It reminds you of something from the 1990s the moment you sit inside. Tons of other crossovers with better materials and a proven chassis to choose from in tje North American market.

    Edit: the 4×4 availability gives it a slight advantage to that niche crowd who may prefer one, but that’s about all it does.

    • Anders Gustav

      I dont think you should compare it with “tons of other crossovers”. this is not meant to be a crossover with a nice interior for a soccer moms school run, but a hardcore cheap utilitarian offroader that will give pretty much anything a run for its money on a rock crawl.
      it is of course a very niche offering,but seeing how much you americans love Wranglers, Raptors, lifted trucks and other stuff like that I can hardly belive theres not a market for this thing.

  • Eric

    But… off-road tires???

  • RU4real

    They need to… slam it… damn it… ;-p

    (oh and bring to the U.S.)

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