Japanese automaker, Suzuki has recently released the official images of the long-awaited new-gen Jimny SUV. The company hasn’t revealed the mechanics of the rugged version – Jimny Sierra. A leaked brochure of the new model has been leaked online, which revealed the engine, transmission and other details of the new Jimny.
The Japanese-spec Suzuki Jimny is powered by a 660cc, 3-cylinder petrol engine. The vehicle could also get a 1.0-litre Boosterjet petrol or a 1.2-litre 4-cylinder petrol unit. The leaked document reveals that the Jimny Sierra will be powered by a new 1.5-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine. For people not in the know, this engine will also power the upcoming Ciaz facelift and new-gen Ertiga MPV. It is capable of producing 104bhp of power and 138Nm of torque.
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For transmission duties, the mini off-roader will get a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic unit. The SUV will also come with 4WD mode. The company claims that the new Jimny will continue to have off-roading abilities. The 4WD system comes with four-wheel High and four-wheel Low settings along with front and rear differentials. It is based on the same body-on-frame chassis and features front and rear independent three-link suspension set-up. Read – New Suzuki Jimny – 5 Facts You Should Know
For braking, the SUV gets front disc and rear drum brakes. It also gets ABS with EBD as standard. The SUV rides on 16-inch front and 15-inch rear wheels shod with 175/80 and 195/80 tyres, respectively. The Jimny Sierra also gets a tail-gate mounted spare wheel.
Previous reports suggest that Suzuki will also launch the Jimny in India as a lifestyle product. The India-spec model will be a 5-door SUV and could be launched as a new-generation Gypsy. It is likely to be produced at Suzuki’s Sanand based plant in Gujarat.