The fourth-generation of Suzuki Jimny is here and it brings plenty of refreshments. This compact SUV is an off-roader that is fun to drive. The 2019 Suzuki Jimny comes with plenty of new features, both inside and outside.
While not as powerful as most of its rivals, the Jimny model is more about hitting all types of terrains than the city ride. The credit goes to the Japanese carmaker that manages to maintain the popularity of this compact SUV. You can find models that are more upscale, more powerful, but you can compete with Jimny when it comes to off-roading in such a small frame. It’s now official that the Suzuki Jimny will come to Australia.
2019 Suzuki Jimny exterior changes and color offers
The fourth-generation will bring Jimny to its roots. While the previous generation was looking “too cute” for its purpose, the 2019 Suzuki Jimny will look more mean and aggressive. The new model will get plenty of changes, however, it will still ride with a body-on-frame design. Everything that Suzuki is doing is preferred for the off-roading.
The exterior is more than practical and it is easy to modify this department, so you can easily switch your suspension or add larger wheels and tires. The front end sports LED headlights and the front grille comes with the vertical slats.
The hood adds horizontal openings and generally, the front end looks mean. On the other hand, the dimensions are rather “cute” than mean. Jimny weighs only 2,450 pounds which is another thing that makes this SUV so special. Also, the minimum ground clearance is roughly 8.3 inches.
The newest model 2019 Suzuki Jimny will be available with five color options and that includes Silky Silver Metallic, Superior White, Granite Grey, Bluish Black Pearl and Cool Black Metallic.
2019 Suzuki Jimny interior will get a new 7-inch infotainment display
First of all, the comfort is far from the lineup’s competitors and you can forget about the high-end materials. But that is not the point with the 2019 Suzuki Jimny. The point for this off-roader is to be practical and functional at the same time.
The dashboard is resistant to stains and scratches, the same could be applied to the buttons, switches and instrument panel. A new 7-inch infotainment display is available only on higher trim levels. With the infotainment system comes mighty sound system and navigation with the latest updated maps. We also expect some material modifications on the higher trims.
However, as we already said, the materials in the standard trim could’ve been better, but on the other hand, this model is very affordable and you just can’t expect leather seats inside of it. The higher trims will definitely get leather seats. There is up to 13.3 cubic feet of cargo room with the seats folded flat, which is an improvement since the last-gen model. Overall, don’t judge the interior by the first look as Jimny has plenty to offer. The new model will be able to accumulate four people. However, its short wheelbase seriously limits the amount of legroom in the back.
Safety features and rating
Over the years the Suzuki Jimny model has become very safe SUV. If we look at the past this model is not been good in this category and it gains always poor crash test result. The changes in the newest off-roader have been made and it will be equipped with the features like automatic emergency braking, electronic stability control, child lock system, lane departure warning, traffic sign detection and “Weaving Alert.
This is for sure the latest high tech in the market that will be in this small SUV. However, a crash test of this year model is not yet made but we expect a very good score.
2019 Suzuki Jimny engine and top speed
The forthcoming 2019 Suzuki Jimny will use a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine. This unit can generate up to 100 HP and 96 lb-ft of torque. You can opt for a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic transmission. Top-speed is at 90 mph which are decent figures as we need to consider that Jimny is not about speed and power. However, there’s no word yet of a hybrid variant but the manufacturer may consider to make it.
A front-wheel drive is standard and four-wheel drive can be chosen from the list of optional equipment. This SUV also offers plenty of the off-road driving modes, great safety equipment and off-road systems such as traction control. However, the information about its fuel consumption and acceleration of the 2019 Suzuki Jimny, are still to be revealed.
2019 Suzuki Jimny price and release date
No one knows yet how much the upcoming 2019 Suzuki Jimny will cost. Previous generations were priced at $13,000 and we can expect a price increase of a thousand dollars more.
This small off-roader will go on sale later this year, probably around October. It will compete with models such as Jeep Wrangler, Daihatsu Terios, Dacia Duster and Fiat Panda Cross.