2018 Suzuki Jimny SUV: Looks like a baby Mercedes G-Class in these studio pictures

Studio pictures of the upcoming 2018 Suzuki Jimny and Jimny Sierra off-roaders have been released. The SUVs will be officially launched in July 2018 in Japan, following which they will be launched in many other international markets. For now, here are the studio pictures of the 2018 Jimny and Jimny Sierra, showing key details and features of the off-roader.

While Maruti Suzuki is yet to give greenlight to the fourth generation the Jimny for the Indian market, there’s a good chance that the long wheelbase version of the SUV will arrive here in due course of time with India becoming a production hub for the off-roader.

While the 2018 Jimny will use a 660cc, turbocharged 3 cylinder petrol engine, the Jimny Sierra model will use a 1.5 litre, naturally aspirated petrol engine. Both engines will get 5 speed manual and 4 speed torque converter automatic gearbox options.

Part time four wheel drive systems will be offered on both SUVs, which get a rugged, body-on-ladder
chassis. Low and high ratios will be standard on the 4WD transfer case. The Jimny Sierra gets many masculine styling elements, which make it look a lot more purposeful than the regular Jimny. The Jimny Sierra also gets 15 inch wheels, allowing for a wider range of tyre options, especially among mud terrain trims.

Both the 2018 Jimny and Jimny Sierra will get a host of safety features including twin airbags, ABS and traction control. As for creature comforts, a power steering and air conditioning will be standard. The 4X4 SUV will also get automatic climate control and a SmartPlay touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay in higher trims.

An external spare wheel will be standard while twin tone paint finishes will be offered on the higher trims. There won’t be any diesel engine on offer with the 2018 Jimny. The vehicle’s platform has been designed to operate with an electric/hybrid powertrain in the future.

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