Suzuki Jimny (1998–2018)

Model History

March 1999

Jimny lauunched

Cute-looking with decent off-road ability. Reasonable performance (0-60 in 13.6 secs; top speed 100 mph) from 1,298cc 80 bhp engine). Separate chassis for strength. Part-time four-wheel-drive on the road driving rear wheels only for economy. 4-speed auto option. Soft-top version launched at Barcelona Show in May 1999 weighs 1,048kg and can tow 1,300kg.

April 2004

All Suzuki models come with standard radio/CD player, driver and passenger airbags and ABS with EBD from April 2004.

January 2005

Facelifted for 2005 with new Euro IV 1.3 16v VVT engine developing 85PS and 81lb ft torque. New 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic. Combined mpg 38.7, CO2 174g/km, 0-60 13.8. Manual £9,999 on the road, auto £10,782. Renault 1.5 diesel engined version in Europe.

November 2005

Special JLX+ for 2006 at £10,499 on the road has leather seats, chrome plated door handles and new trim fabrics.

July 2009

Refreshed again mid-2009. Upgraded part leather interior, new rear window privacy glass. Available from £10,990 on-the-road inclusive of metallic paint. Revised interior and exterior, new design 15-inch alloy wheels, rear window privacy glass and two-tone black and silver roof rails. The Jimny is available in four colours: Twilight Purple Pearl Metallic, Graphite Grey Pearl Metallic, Bluish Black Pearl Metallic Two-tone with Graphite Gray Pearl Metallic, Nocturne Blue Pearl Metallic Two-tone with Graphite Gray Pearl Metallic

Engine and transmission options remain unchanged: same 1.3-litre petrol engine with variable valve timing. Fuel consumption on the combined cycle is 39.2mpg (manual model) and CO2 emissions stay at 171g/km.

June 2014

To remain in production until 2016.

December 2014

Suzuki Jimny 1998-2016 shown to be the 2nd most reliable SUV in Warranty Direct's claims records.

March 2018

All UK stocks of the 1998-2018 Jimny sold out.

What does a Suzuki Jimny (1998 – 2018) cost?

Contract hire from £202.91 per month