Started selling a new generation SUV
The European premiere of the new generation Suzuki Jimny SUV took place at the Paris Motor Show. At the same time, three days before the exhibition was opened, the European dealers of the brand began taking orders for the model.
The small three-door all-wheel drive retains all the main features of its predecessor – the chassis with a solid spar frame and solid axles. The frame is reinforced with a cross strut under the feet of the front riders and a pair of transverse bridges in the front and rear, and the width of the bridges is increased by 40 millimeters.
Apparently, a transmission with a forced connection of the front axle and a reduction gear was borrowed from the previous model – in normal conditions only the rear wheels are driven. There are two gearboxes to choose from: either a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic transmission.
The suspension is spring-loaded, and the worm-type steering gear is supplemented with a hydraulic damper. Under the hood – a new 1.5-liter gasoline engine rated at 102 horsepower.
The size of the Jimny is almost the same: today it is almost the smallest SUV in the world. Its length does not exceed 3645 millimeters, width – 1645 millimeters.
The SUV has auxiliary electronics. The new Jimny is equipped with a system of help when descending from the mountain and, which is especially important for a short-wheel drive car with rear wheel drive – a stabilization system.
The body is absolutely new – and all its army off-road vehicles, from Mercedes G-Class to its relative, Suzuki Samurai, immediately resemble their angular outlines.
In Europe, the new Jimny is offered in two trim levels: Comfort and Comfort +. “Plus” is distinguished by climate control, leather steering wheel, alloy wheels, navigation system, tinted rear windows, a 12-volt power outlet in the trunk, a mirror in the sun visor, and an organizer on the floor of the trunk.
However, only buyers of cars with manual gearbox have a choice between these trim levels. Automatic transmission can be obtained only in the configuration Comfort. In Germany, prices for Suzuki Jimny start at 17,915 euros, which makes it one of the most affordable SUVs on the market.