Jim­ny gets an up­gra­de

George Herald - Auto Dealer - - News -

The cur­rent ge­ne­ra­ti­on of the Su­zu­ki Jim­ny has been on the mar­ket for a­round 20 y­e­ars. And fi­nal­ly, the car ma­ker has de­ci­ded to in­tro­du­ce the fourth ge­ne­ra­ti­on of this po­pu­lar mo­del.

It should be in South A­fri­ca be­fo­re the end of the y­e­ar.

Ac­cor­ding to the information and p­ho­tos we could cull, the Su­zu­ki will keep its dis­tincti­ve ap­pea­ran­ce with a s­lig­ht­ly squa­rer form and sub­t­le sty­ling mo­di­fi­ca­ti­ons.

The in­te­ri­or will al­so be in keeping with its u­ni­que and not-so-ty­pi­cal de­sign, but will be im­pro­ved with bet­ter ma­te­ri­als and new techno­lo­gy fe­a­tu­res.

En­gi­ne de­ri­va­ti­ves ha­ve not been con­fir­med for South A­fri­ca, but we could see a 1,3-lit­re, four-cy­lin­der doing du­ty with a fi­ve-speed ma­nu­al au­to­ma­tic trans­mis­si­on.

It could al­so be ma­de a­vai­la­ble as a four­speed au­to­ma­tic.

Re­gar­ding the dri­vet­rain, the all-w­heel dri­ve con­fi­gu­ra­ti­on will be s­tan­dard.

The Su­zu­ki Jim­ny will ar­ri­ve much lig­h­ter than the cur­rent mo­del, with a re­ducti­on of c­lo­se on 115kg thanks to the use of lig­ht­weig­ht ma­te­ri­als such as a­lu­mi­ni­um and car­bon fi­b­re. This in turn will trans­la­te in­to bet­ter fu­el e­co­nomy and hand­ling.

From a sty­ling point of view, the front will be do­mi­na­ted by a gril­le with fi­ve ver­ti­cal s­lats. It is cur­rent­ly black, which ma­kes a ni­ce con­trast to the rest of the bo­dy.

Furt­her­mo­re, the­re will be roun­ded he­ad­lamps inste­ad of the s­qua­re on­es found in its pre­de­ces­sor.

The re­ar will most li­ke­ly get new tail lig­hts and the Jim­ny would ri­de on fi­ve-spo­ke, 18” al­loy w­heels.

On the in­si­de, the rug­ged de­sign the­me will con­ti­nue. The ca­bin looks to be sim­ple but it will be up­gra­ded with bet­ter-qua­li­ty ma­te­ri­als and e­quip­ment. The cen­tral con­so­le will fe­a­tu­re a lar­ger dis­play with in­fo­tai­n­ment sy­stem.

Mo­re information on this gi­ant-kil­ling, go a­ny­w­he­re com­pact SUV will be ma­de a­vai­la­ble clo­ser to the launch.

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