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ETA: Nov

Car (South Africa) - - INSIGHT -

That this lit­tle Suzuki is tough enough for off-road duty has never been in ques­tion and now the rst of cial images of the new, fourth-gen­er­a­tion Jimny em­pha­sise its goany­where rep­u­ta­tion and rugged de­sign.

Look­ing for all in­tents and pur­poses like a baby Mercedes-benz G-class, Suzuki claims the new retro-styled off-roader will be able to “over­come muddy pits, ma­noeu­vre through dense woods and con­quer mas­sive rocks”.

Suzuki has yet to re­veal much in the way of speci cation for the new model, al­though we do know it will again fea­ture a lad­der-frame chas­sis, three-link rigid-axle sus­pen­sion and part-time four-wheel drive with a low-range trans­fer gear. It’s likely to be pow­ered by Suzuki’s tur­bocharged 1,0-litre Boost­er­jet three-pot, as well as the brand’s nat­u­rally as­pi­rated 1,2-litre as a po­ten­tial en­try-point pow­er­plant.

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