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Suzuki has launched the fourth-generation Jimny in Japan. The company, however, has still not mentioned any information regarding its launch in India. Although, they have confirmed that the new Jimny will be sold 'throughout the world'.
The new Suzuki Jimny is available in two variants: Standard and the off-road ready 'Sierra'. The two variants are further available in XG, XL and XC trims.
The 2018 Jimny receives two petrol engine options: a 660cc turbocharged unit and the new 1.5-litre, naturally-aspirated engine. Both these engines produce 63bhp and 100bhp, respectively. The engine further comes mated to either a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic gearbox.
The Suzuki Jimny comes with compact dimensions, rugged looks and a high ground clearance. The compact 4x4 SUV is built on the ladder frame chassis.
With the launch of the new 2018 Suzuki Jimny in Japan, the car brings along with it a range of customisable accessories. Both variants of the Jimny get similar options, in terms of accessories.
Starting off with the exterior cosmetic upgrades, the Jimny is offered with four different styling kits: Off-Road, Survival, Heritage and Revival.
All four of the styling kits include their own set of body decals, along with covers for the door handles, spare wheel, keys and ORVMs.
The styling kits also include additionals accessories such as rooftop carriers, alloy wheels, mud flaps and underbody trays. According to the chosen theme, upgrades for the fog lamps, grille and roof rails are also offered.
The customisable options extend to the interiors as well. These include various seat covers and leatherette trim bits on the steering, handbrake and inner grab handles. The new Jimny also gets the option of ambient lighting in a range of colours.
Exterior off-roading kit includes various camping equipment. The SUV also offers other protective accessories such as snow wipers and wheel chains.
While the interior options on the off-roader kit include luggage mats, bumper covers, front and rear privacy shades and a rear quarter box.
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Thoughts On The Suzuki Jimny
The new 2018 Suzuki Jimny is expected to go on sale in India sometime in 2019. The car will come priced around Rs 8 - 10 lakh bracket. Once launched in India, the new Jimny will take on the likes of the Mahindra Thar and the Force Gurkha.