Suzuki South Africa has divulged its new giant killer on Thursday at the 2018 Festival of Motoring in Kyalami Grand Prix Midrand, Johannesburg, saying new Suzuki Jimny will go on sale in South Africa from November 2018.
The all-new Jimny will be available to clients from November 1 yet intrigued purchasers can see pre-versions of the new model at the Festival of Motoring from August 31 to September 2, 2018.
Suzuki has also assembled a number of previous Jimny, Samurai, SJ and LJ models for the show, including a beautiful LJ50 from 1979, an SJ410 and an SJ413.
Jimny improves on its predecessor, the 1998 – 2018 Jimny, in every respect.
The fresh debut adds some exceptional features of its own, which incorporate a full trickle rail around the rooftop, which is both practical in rain and off-road conditions.
It additionally takes into consideration the simple fitment of a number of rooftop rails and other accessories.
Under the clamshell bonnet, Suzuki has fitted its advanced K15B petrol engine.
This 1,5 liter four-chamber unit replaces the 1.3 liter M13A engine of the previous model and delivers 75 kW at 6 000 rpm and 130 Nm at 4 000 rpm.
In designing the new interior, Suzuki has concentrated on comfort and practicality.
There is some number of additional storage bins ideal for smartphone and the split back seats now fold flat into the vehicle floor on certain specifications levels.
The rear load bay is a delight for overland enthusiasts,
It covers the gear region on models with split seats in strong shaped moulded and has several tie-down hooks, a 12V attachment (on the GLX) and different utility screw gaps under the rear windows and in the load bay.
Suzuki has also designed a huge removable luggage box some portion of the far reaching choice catalogue, and simply behind the rear door still there is a hidden tool kit that can also be removable.
Consistent with Suzuki’s value for-money and family-first ethos, both specification levels will have a full-sized extra wheel, ABS brakes, brake assist (BAS), electronic stability control, ISOFIX anchors for child seats and dual SRS front airbags.
The two models will also have the AllGrip Pro® 4×4 system with a low range transfer gear and the Brake LSD grip control system.
The GLX specification available with the decision of manual and programmed gearboxes incorporates features such as multi-function controlling wheel, electric windows, colour coded door handles and mirrors, 15″ alloy wheels, LED projector headlamps, remote keyless access with central locking and front fog lights.
GLX models additionally have the 7″ touchscreen smartphone network and Bluetooth with hands-free operation, cruise control and the 50:50 split back seat with two headrests.
Like all Suzuki models, the Jimny is priced to welcome any adventurous family into the Suzuki fold. While not confirmed yet, the indicative pricing – which includes a service plan and mechanical warranty is:
Suzuki Jimny 1.5 4×4 GA Manual: R265 000 (estimated)
Suzuki Jimny 1.5 4×4 GLX Manual: R300 000 (estimated)
Suzuki Jimmy 1.5 4×4 GLX Auto: R320 000 (estimated)