Ever since Suzuki released official pictures of the 2018 Jimny off-roader, the response to the all-new vehicle has been very enthusiastic. Modifiers and aftermarket parts makers are already planning a range of customization options for the 4th generation Jimny. Here’s a render that shows what an expedition-ready version of the 2018 Jimny would look like.
As the render indicates, the 2018 Jimny customized for expeditions is likely to feature taller, all-terrain tyres with a body lift. This should increase ground clearance to over 250 mm, which combined with the Jimny’s short wheelbase, will make the vehicle unstoppable off the road. There are auxiliary lamps mounted on the front bumper while the top of the roof gets a massive light bar that can and will blind anything in its way.
The roof is finished with a metal luggage carrier. This render shows how minimal and classy modifications can make a vehicle look super butch. This render is based on the Jimny Sierra variant, which gets a 1.5 litre naturally aspirated engine, offered with 5 speed manual and 4 speed torque converter automatic gearbox options. A four wheel drive transfer case with low and high ratios are standard.
The Jimny Sierra also gets an impressive array of safety equipment and creature comforts. Far from being spartan, the off-roader in its latest iteration features twin airbags and ABS as standard, cruise control, headlamp washer, automatic climate control, keyless entry with a push button start, electrically adjustable and retractable wing mirrors and a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The Jimny will be officially launched in Japan next month, and production has already commenced. The all-new 2018 Jimny retains a tough, body-on-ladder frame and gets brand new multi-link suspension for all four wheels. The off-roader is expected to be more capable than the version it replaces thanks to additional horsepower and improved suspension. Suzuki is yet to confirm the India launch of the Jimny.