Officially launched in Japan, the fourth generation of Suzuki Jimny was accompanied by its previous three generations on the launch stage, including the Maruti Gypsy we have in India (which is 2nd generation Jimny). In its fourth generation, the 2018 Jimny is offered in two variants – Jimny standard and Jimny Sierra.
At the launch, both cars have been detailed with engine specifications. The two models are produced from the company plant in Kosai with Suzuki setting a target of 15,000 units of Jimny and 1,200 units of the Jimny Sierra in Japan. Prices start from JPY 1,458,000 (Rs 9,02,189) and go all the way up to JPY 1,857,600 (Rs 11,49,456).
The fourth generation Suzuki Jimny is a small 4×4 SUV offered in two variants, a standard version and a bigger and better equipped version Sierra. Both these variants are offered in 3 trims each – XG, XL and XC.
In terms of dimensions, the Jimny measures 3,395 mm in length, 1,475 mm in width and 1,725 mm in height. It has a 2,250 mm wheelbase and a 205 mm ground clearance. The Jimny Sierra on the other hand is larger. It measures is 3,550 mm in length, 1,645 mm in width and 1,730 mm in height. It has the same 2,250 mm long wheelbase while ground clearance is set higher at 210 mm. Watch launch video below.
Positioned on a ladder frame chassis, the 2018 Suzuki Jimny is seen with LED headlamps, headlamp washers, a five slot grille finished in matte black, a heavy duty front bumper with wide central air dam and boxy wheel arches fitted with 16” five spoke alloy wheels. The black treatment continues to its OEVMs and roof offering a striking contrast to the Jimny which is offered in single and dual tone color options.
Color options include Jungle Green, Medium Gray, Blue Black Pearl, Silky Silver Metallic, Spare White, Pure White Pearl, Kinetic Yellow (dual tone), Chiffon Ivory (dual tone), Blyisque Blue Metallic (dual tone). It is only the top spec XC variants that are offered with dual tone exteriors.
Suzuki Jimny is powered by a new K15B 1.5 liter engine offering 102 PS power and 130 Nm torque mated to a 5 speed manual and 4 speed automatic transmission. Maruti has not yet confirmed the launch of new gen Jimny in India. But considering that the Gypsy on sale in India might be discontinued from next year for not meeting crash test norms, it increases the chances of Jimny’s launch in India.