Suzuki officially commenced sales of new generation Jimny earlier this year and the demand for the new model is overwhelming across the world
Suzuki officially revealed the new generation Jimny in June 2018 and the model has already received an overwhelming response in its home market. The company set an annual target of 15,000 units but the new model has already got more than 15,000 orders in one month. The sales of new generation Jimny has also begun in Europe.
Dale Wyatt, UK boss of Suzuki confirmed that 4,500 people have signed up on the official website showing interest and it is 150 percent more than that of previous model’s annual sales. The company is not able to meet demand in their home market, so the number of units allocated for the UK won’t see an increase.
In the first year, the company is planning to sell 1,100 units and it will be increased to 2,000 units from the second year onwards. The new model retained the design characteristics of the old Jimny and the pricing has also played an important role in the popularity. In Europe, Suzuki is offering Jimny with a single engine option.
The 1.5 L petrol engine produces 100 hp of power and 130 Nm of torque. This engine is mated 5-speed manual gearbox and a 4-speed auto is available as optional. The dimensions of new Jimny are 3,395 mm in length, 1,475 mm in width and 1,725 mm height. The company has also given 205 mm of ground clearance.
The interior design of new Jimny is completely different from the outgoing model as Suzuki has made the small off-roader modern. The interior is finished in all-black colour with new three spoke multi-functional steering wheel and a new centre console with touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
The company has also given safety features like dual sensor brake support, lane departure warning, airbags, ABS and more. The front design of Jimny is similar to Mercedes Benz G Wagon with five slat front grille and round projector headlamps. The spare wheel is mounted at the rear and the off-roader is also offered with dual tone colours.