The 2017 Suzuki Jimny is an off-road mini SUV. Since the first model was launched in 1989, Suzuki has continued to upgrade the model with upcoming technologies thanks to the brilliant engineering. A few designs have been added to beef up the car. It’s affordable and easy to maintain since it has been built with simplicity. Apart from the off-road capabilities, it is well suited as a city car due to great versatility.
The SUV is well equipped to stay above rivals like Fiat Panda, Subaru Outback, Nissan Juke, Toyota 4Runner and Vauxhall Mokka. In fact, it’s ability to go almost anywhere keeps it at par with land rover defender. The car has a lightweight body since it weighs only 1060 kg.
2017 Suzuki Jimny – Exterior and Interior Design
The 2017 Suzuki Jimny has been fitted with modern concepts. First, the car comes with five trapezoid rims and 18 inch wheels which give better road grip. Secondly, since the car is too small, it comes with two doors. The body is painted with a mixture of white and orange colors. When you compare the 2017 Suzuki Jimny with the outgoing model, it has been given a prominent shape with the mirrors and the front bumper totally redesigned.
There are two curves on the bonnet which makes the car look more stylish. In addition, there are two roof bars that have no central joints. Further, the grill has vertical openings which facilitate more air intake. The headlamps are square in shape totally different from the predecessor while the LED lights are circular in shape.
The interior has been made more stylish and comfortable and is fitted with modern standard features. The SUV has adjustable seats with leather covers. The back seats can be folded to give more cargo space. The dashboard is fitted with cup-holders. Entertainment features include 7 inches touch screen, two-speaker audio system, Bluetooth, CD player, Wi-Fi and Smartphone connectivity.
Driving assistance features include power steering, climate control and Geo-Satellite radio. Safety features include electronic stability control, pedestrian sensor, rear view camera, traction control, anti-collision sensor and twin airbags.
2017 Suzuki Jimny – Engine and Performance
The 2017 Suzuki Jimny is powered by 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 134 hp. The engine is mated with either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission. It is very quiet compared to other 4WD SUVs’. The car will be an all wheel drive hence which will give it the ability to handle rough terrain. The fuel economy will be approximately 29 mpg in the city.
This makes the car quite economical. Due to the smaller engine, it will take 14.1 seconds from 0 to 60km/h. The top speed will be approximately 87mph. Buyers can also choose between manual or automatic gear box. The low-range gearbox, good ground clearance and lockable differential makes it a perfect off-road car.
2017 Suzuki Jimny – Price and Release Date
The Suzuki Jimny 2017 is expected to be released by late 2017. The approximated retail price will be around $19,000 to $20,000. Suzuki has officially confirmed that they will first introduce the car in UK, USA, Japan and France. Jimmy is a unique car due to the spacious cabin, cute looks, unbelievable off-road ability and the light weight. It offers good value for money.