Likely to be launched in 2018, the new generation Suzuki Jimny compact SUV is expected to be unveiled at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.
We informed you earlier that Suzuki will launch the all-new Suzuki Jimny in the global markets in 2018. If media reports are to be believed, Maruti will also launch this SUV as a new Gypsy in the Indian market. New spy shots of the Jimny in production avatar have surfaced on the internet. The pictures of the SUV were clicked in the trial production phase.
It was speculated that the all-new Jimny will make its global debut at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show; that didn’t happen. Now, it is expected to be unveiled next year and could make its public debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. The model will be developed on a ladder-frame chassis and will be offered with four-wheel drive. It will come with a small footprint and is likely to offer improved approach, departure and ramp break-over angle. The vehicle is expected to come in three body styles – a three-door hard top, a five-door model and soft-top. Featuring squared-outlook and boxy silhouette, the new Jimny seems identical to the Mercedes-Benz G-Class. The vehicle looks simple and features retro-styled round headlights and large angular windows.
The compact SUV will come with modern features like a touchscreen infotainment system as well as automatic climate control. It will also share most of its features and parts from other Suzuki cars. The new Jimny will come in three engine options – 660cc turbo-petrol, 1.0-litre Boosterjet petrol and 1.2-litre Dualjet petrol. The SUV could also get a diesel powertrain; however, nothing concrete on the same has been revealed. Both manual and automatic versions of the SUV will be on offer. Also Read – Upcoming Maruti Cars In India
The SUV is expected to be launched in the domestic market in 2018, while the UK launch will take place only in 2019. The small SUV is expected to be developed in India at Suzuki’s production facility in Sanand Gujarat. It will be launched as a replacement for the aging Maruti Gypsy.