New Suzuki Jimny Is Aimed At 4×4 Enthusiasts, But How Does It Go On Tarmac?

Here’s something not many are going to be asking at the Suzuki dealership when buying a new Jimny: how fast is it to 62 mph (100 km/h)? The answer is, obviously, not much – but does this means its slower than a lazy snail?

Well, no. Despite using a tiny 1.5-liter, four-cylinder engine that delivers 102 PS (101 hp / 74 kW) and 130 Nm (96 lb-ft) of torque and is coupled to a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic transmission, the small SUV won’t disappoint with its performance. That’s if no one mistakes it with a shrunken Mercedes-AMG G63, that is.

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In an attempt to do something different with the 2019 Jimny, instead of taking it off-road, PerformanceDrive decided to check its straight-line performance. The 0-60 km/h (0- 37 mph), 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph), 60-110 km/h (37-68 mph), quarter-mile and coming to a halt from 100 km/h (62 mph) were all measured, using both manual and auto versions.

The Australian publication went as far as revealing the soundproofing of the new Jimny, which is another thing the average buyer will not be interested in. And who can blame them? After all, this isn’t your usual subcompact crossover aimed squarely at the urban environment, but rather a genuine 4×4 with a body-on-frame chassis, four-wheel drive and low-range gearbox whose main purpose is to excel at off-roading and take its occupants wherever they desire and back home without breaking a sweat – or the bank.


  • Harry_Wild

    Need to have Jimmy 0-60 to be 4.0 or under, luxurious quality sound proofing, insulated windows and sell it again in the states!

    • Bash

      Although that sound great, but that not the idea of this car in the first place.

    • ace_9

      Typical “healthy” american would not fit in anyway. And a chance of an american being able to safely drive such a car if it would be capable of such acceleration is laughably small.

  • SteersUright

    Ive seen some articles expressing concern on terrible crash ratings, apparently it folds up like a tin can. That would be my only main concern. Otherwise, this would make an awesome little off-road option here in the USA.

    • ME

      I’m sure that could be corrected.
      I sat in one of these in Japan, very cute but it needs better seats and a beffer motor for our roads.

    • ace_9

      Please look-up an NCAP safety rating of a Jimny and then Wrangler before you start with that typical ‘murican nonsense about Jimny next time.

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