Suzuki Indonesia has showcased a one-off Jimny Tough Concept customized SUV at the ongoing GIIAS 2019
At the ongoing, the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) 2019, Suzuki has showcased the Jimny yet again, one year after it was first showcased and garnered a lot of limelight. This time though, the Suzuki Jimny 4×4 Small SUV has officially been launched at Rp 315.5 juta (Rs 15.6 Lakh) for the MT and Rp 328 juta (Rs 16.25 Lakh) for the AT. These are the prices for the single tone paint and the dual-tone paint can be purchased at a premium.
The Suzuki Jimny prices are attractive as the same car is priced at RM199000 in Thailand (Rs 33.33 Lakh). However, to pull the crowds this time around, Suzuki placed a much lethal and bulky looking Jimny Tough Concept. A hotbed for customizers, the Jimny has seen many customizations in its limited time of reveal as a fourth-gen model.
Suzuki Indonesia placed a butch Jimny Tough Concept on show at GIIAS that gets many off-road inspired changes to the standard Jimny SUV. The dark green coloured Jimny is equipped with off-roading wide tyres, winch, big bumper installed fog lights, LED lights on the front roof, and visible high ground clearance. The highlights are the front crash guard and boot-mounted tyre.
Whether or not Suzuki will sell the Jimny Tough Concept in Indonesia, or anywhere remains to be seen. As for the Jimny itself, there’s a “Sierra” version with chunkier bumpers, wide over-fenders and 1.5-litre engine, mated to either a five-speed manual or four-speed auto.
The engine is a K15B 1.5L naturally-aspirated four-cylinder unit with 102 PS and 130 Nm of torque. There’s a Suzuki’s AllGrip Pro part-time four-wheel-drive system featuring selectable high and low range (2H, 4H, 4L) and has a 210 mm ground clearance.
Launched as a small and affordable off-roader, the Jimny isn’t as well equipped as some rival SUVs, but does get auto LED headlamps with washers, leather steering wheel with audio/call buttons, cruise control, automatic air conditioner. Suzuki is offering an aftermarket JVC 2-DIN touchscreen head unit for the local market.