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In a fu­ture dom­i­nated by com­puter age sci­ence fic­tion, we are happy to re­port that Suzuki still plans to keep its wheels firmly planted to Terra Firma with its new­est Jimny. While it has some mod­ern touches to it, the new Jimny bor­rows some char­ac­ter­is­tic lines and curves from the 1970s Jimny SJ20 with a sim­i­lar front-end de­sign and up­right A-pil­lar. How­ever, it’s not just on the de­sign front where the new Jimny bor­rows from the past. For now, it looks like the Zook will, once again, be sold with a ko­rt­stokkie for se­lect­ing between 2-High, 4-High and 4-Low. The 1.3-litre en­gine has also been re­placed by a 1.5-litre mill that, de­spite a big­ger dis­place­ment, boasts a 15% weight sav­ing.

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