Suzuki is weeks away from officially unveiling the all-new, 4th generation Jimny off-roader. Production of the sub-4 metre compact SUV has already commenced in Japan and Suzuki plans to introduce the new Jimny in regular and Sierra trims. The Jimny Sierra has now been spied in the flesh. Here are the various changes that the Jimny Sierra features in comparison to the regular model. The Jimny Sierra gets fatter cladding around the wheel arches, wider bumpers, and wider tyres shod on alloy wheels that get a different design. These changes makes the Jimny Sierra look a lot more rugged than the regular variants of the off-roader.
The Japanese Domestic Market (JDM) spec 2019 Suzuki Jimny will get a 660cc, 3 cylinder petrol engine as standard. This engine is likely to be turbocharged. Transmission options include a 5 speed manual and a 4 speed torque converter automatic gearbox.
The 2018 Jimny also gets a four wheel drive layout. It measures under 4 meters in length and gets a factory hardtop. The 2018 Jimny offers a three door layout, and comes with seating for four adults. The compact off-roader uses a ladder frame chassis, which is expected to give it the required toughness to handle rough roads and trails.
In the future, the 2018 Jimny will also get a longer wheelbase option, with seating for 5 adults and a larger boot. The Jimny is also expected to use a 1.2 litre-4 cylinder K-Series, petrol engine for non-JDM markets. There’s also talk about Suzuki offering a 1.0 litre-3 cylinder BoosterJet turbocharged petrol engine on the off-roader. While there’s been some talk about India being a production hub for the right-hand drive versions of the new Jimny, official confirmation regarding the same is not available yet. If launched in India, the 2018 Jimny is expected to be the long wheelbase version rather than the short wheelbase model.