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Suzuki Jimny 2019 pricing and specs confirmed

The new Jimny is motivated by a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine paired with a part-time 4WD system.
Spencer Leech
Contributing Journalist
GoAutoMedia

24 Jan 2019 • 4 min read

Suzuki Australia launched its new-generation Jimny off-roader this week, with the single variant range priced at $23,990 plus on-road costs for the manual or $25,990 with an automatic transmission.

However, the local market has been allocated just 1100 units of a global total of 60,000, revealed Suzuki Australia general manager of automobiles Michael Pachota.

“We’ve probably got in excess now of 350 pre-orders, and if were to continue down that line (with no constraints) we could be three-fold over the 1100 vehicles Australia is getting at this stage in my opinion,” said Mr Pachota.

Mr Pachota believes that without supply constraints, the Jimny could sell on par with the brand’s Swift small car which achieved 7785 sales in 2018.

“Many of my staff and dealer network alike are saying that if we had unlimited supply this car could potentially reach Swift numbers,” he said.

The Jimny now boasts a 37-degree approach angle, 28-degree ramp breakover angle and a 49-degree departure angle. The Jimny now boasts a 37-degree approach angle, 28-degree ramp breakover angle and a 49-degree departure angle.

As reported, the mini high-rider is powered by a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine with variable valve timing, delivering 75kW at 6000rpm and 130Nm at 4000rpm. 

Drive is sent to either the rear or all four corners via a part-time 4WD system that Suzuki calls ‘AllGrip Pro’, featuring a low-range transfer case as well as hill-descent and hill-hold functionality.

Weighing in at 1075kg, the manual Jimny sips 6.4 litre per 100km, however the four-speed torque-converter automatic adds 15kg to overall weight and ups fuel consumption by 0.5-litres per 100km.

For suspension, Suzuki engineers have beefed up the Jimny’s off-road credentials with a new three-link rigid axle with coil springs setup at both ends, a stronger rear axle housing and a brake limited-slip differential. 

The Jimny now boasts a 37-degree approach angle, 28-degree ramp breakover angle and a 49-degree departure angle, while ground clearance is raised by 10mm to 210mm.

Crucially, the fourth-generation Jimny brings autonomous emergency braking (AEB), electronic stability control, lane departure warning, lane-keep assist and auto on/off high-beam headlights.

While far safer than its predecessor, the Jimny still only managed a three-star ANCAP safety assessment.

Suzuki has replaced much of the ageing Jimny’s interior, adding a new 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with satellite-navigation, a reversing camera, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, steering wheel switchgear, climate control and cruise control.

Much of the aging Jimny interior has been replaced with the new model. Much of the aging Jimny interior has been replaced with the new model.

The interior also sees wider front seats for better support with improved adjustability, and luggage space is up 53 litres to 377L.

Other standard kit includes LED headlights, rear privacy glass and 15-inch alloy wheels with 195/80 all-terrain tyres.

Suzuki offers a fixed-price servicing regime which ups warranty and roadside assistance from three to five years, with service intervals set at six months.

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