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Suzuki Jimny re-enters – 2016 Indonesia Auto Show (GIIAS)

Suzuki Jimny 2016 GIIAS Indonesia (3)
 

High demand has prompted Suzuki to introduce the aging Jimny in Indonesia.

The iconic Suzuki Jimny compact off-roader has made its re-entry into the Indonesian market at the 2016 GIIAS after a very long sabbatical. The pocket-sized 4×4 has been enjoying a huge fan following in the country.

The Jimny which is set to go on sale in Indonesia later this year will be imported into the nation as a completely built unit. Globally, the car has been soldiering on for years without any significant update.

Suzuki Jimny 2016 GIIAS Indonesia (5)

The Jimny is powered by a 1.3-litre petrol engine that dishes out 83 PS.

The Jimny measures 3,695 mm in length, 1,600 mm in width, 1,705 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,250 mm. Ground clearance stands at 190 mm. Compact dimensions and high ground clearance make Jimny a very capable and agile off-roader.

The Indonesia spec Jimny is powered by a 1,328 cc four-cylinder MPFI petrol engine which is mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission. The output figures have not been disclosed but the international-spec Jimny is rated at 83 PS and 110 Nm of torque.

Suzuki Jimny 2016 GIIAS Indonesia (7)

The upright centre console houses a 2-DIN audio system.

A body exterior has aged well while the upright dashboard looks a bit old school. The Jimny gets new steering wheel, integrated audio system and dual-tone seat fabrics. Suzuki is also showcasing the first gen Jimny at GIIAS to highlight the nameplate’s iconic status.

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Recent media reports suggest that Suzuki is working on a next generation Jimny based on the new global platform. It could have Indian as its primary production base.

Suzuki Jimny – Photos

First gen Suzuki Jimny – Photos

 

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