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Suzuki Jimny (2019–)

Last updated 20 December 2018

Cute looking new Jimny offers improved refinement but same robust build. Brilliant off road and not too bad on the road.
Very high CO2 of 178g/km for the manual and 198g/km for the auto means a massive price increase from 2020.
Updated 12 December 2018

Andrew Frankel of 'Autocar' made a very fair point that a few more of us should have thought of before. When Suzuki makes an excellent, low CO2 1.0 litre 3-cylinder turbo engine that is even offered...

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The boxy, upright design of the old Jimny has been carried over to the new model along, with tough plastic wheel arch claddings and a tailgate-mounted full size spare wheel. However, a new interior should address the refinement shortcomings of the old car and provide a low-cost alternative to the Defender, which was axed by Land Rover in 2016.  

As before, the Jimny is built on a lightweight ladder frame chassis with a low range transmission and lockable differential that should make it apt for tackling heavy mud, snow and sand. 

All models get a part-time four-wheel drive system that can be activated on the move, while a low set of gears give the 2019 Jimny the same edge as its predecessor off-road.

Like the rest of the Suzuki range, standard equipment is generous with all getting touchscreen navigation, DAB audio, reversing camera, air conditioning and alloy wheels as standard. 

Suzuki Jimny 2019 Road Test

Suzuki Jimny 2019 Video


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