At the new Paris Motor Show, the Suzuki carmaker has presented the next generation of its popular SUV. And it is the all-new 2019 Suzuki Jimny. The upcoming Jimny will get the same recognizable boxy look with familiar rounded headlamps and square shape. Under the hood, there will be a new engine option which will replace the previous one. Furthermore, the cabin will be upgraded with revised materials and upgraded tech features. As well, this time the Suzuki will finally get more safety systems.
Engine and performance of the 2019 Suzuki Jimny
The new 2019 Suzuki Jimny has made just made its debut at the Paris Motor Show. And under its hood, the Jimny will offer on engine option. It is a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder naturally aspirated engine which has replaced the previous 1.3-liter unit. This engine will be able to produce 100 horsepower and the torque of 95 pound-feet. It will be mated to either a five-speed manual or the four-speed automatic transmissions. Furthermore, it will come with a part-time all-wheel drive system and a two-speed transfer case. The top speed of this unit is claimed to be around 90 mph.
On the other hand, some sources have previously said that the Jimny might also get a diesel option. However, it seems that the manufacturer will delete all diesel options from its models, so this variant most likely won’t happen.
The design of exterior and interior
The new 2019 Suzuki Jimny will be based on the body-on-frame construction and will feature an 88.5-inch wheelbase. As well, it will be 137 long, 64.7 inches tall, and 67.7-inches wide. It will weight around 2,400 pounds.
As for the exterior design, the 2019 Suzuki Jimny will feature a simple and rugged appearance as before. It will get the same boxy shape with familiar round headlamps on the front fascia with separate indicators and a vertical grille. The rear end will also get the same square design and the taillights will be placed low on the bumper. As well, it will feature the same squared-off wheel arches. The new Suzuki will ride on the 15-inch alloy wheels.
Moving to the interior, we will notice from the instant more modern features and equipment. However, it will retain its boxy appearance. The center of the dashboard will now get a 7.0-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system and Bluetooth connectivity. It will come with two rows of seats which will provide sufficient comfort. The rear seats will be power folding which will offer more space for the cargo if needed. Furthermore, the manufacturer will now offer it with more safety systems. Some of them will include automatic emergency braking, traffic sign detection, lane departure warning, and so on.
Release date and price of the new 2019 Suzuki Jimny
The new 2019 Suzuki Jimny is set to enter the world’s market sometime at the beginning of next year. The price is still not officially confirmed, but it should be around $18,200.