An Italian car magazine has put out pictures of the upcoming, 2018 Suzuki Jimny SUV. The pictures show the front and rear of the new SUV, and also its dashboard. The vehicle will go on sale in Japan from early 2018. It is expected be unveiled globally in a few days from now.
The 4th generation, 2018 Jimny is expected to replace the Maruti Gypsy in India. There are also many reports that suggest that the Jimny would be built in India, at Maruti’s Sanand factory in Gujarat. India could also become this compact SUV’s global export hub.
Other details that have been revealed about the 2018 Jimny include its engines, gearboxes and drive system. The off-roader will be have an all-wheel drive layout as standard. It will measure less than 4 meters in length, and will offer 2 petrol engines – a 1.2 liter K-Series naturally aspirated unit and a 1 liter-3 cylinder BoosterJet turbocharged unit.
The K-Series engine will put out 92 Bhp while the BoosterJet will be more powerful, with a peak power rating of 112 Bhp. Suzuki is also expected to offer a hybrid version right from the launch. Exact details about the hybrid powertrain are unknown for now.
The engines are expected to be offered with manual and automatic gearbox option. The all wheel drive unit is Suzuki’s AllGrip system that has various preset modes for different terrains. Hard-top and soft top versions of the 2018 Jimny are expected but the off-roader could be a three-door only model.
It is expected to come only in the short-wheelbase form. The interiors of the 2018 Jimny are simple yet modern. The dashboard now has twin airbags as standard. ABS is also offered. When launched in India, the 2018 Jimny is expected to retail at a price of less than Rs. 10 lakhs. The new Jimny is expected to give off-roading a major boost in India.