The 2018 Suzuki Jimny won’t be as capable as it will be the new Wrangler or as luxurious as the next-generation G-class, but it will keep its distinctive off-road suit. Suzuki’s new generation Jimny is ready for its official debut scheduled for the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. However, we the official images are available already.
It’s pretty obvious that Suzuki won’t give up from Jimny’s usual shape. The off-road SUV will stay boxy and without a single aerodynamic line. The front end will feature a pretty simple design with an unattractive bumper and a pair of round headlights. The bumper sports a mesh air intake, while the idea for the grille appears to be taken from the Wrangler. Around back, the new generation Suzuki Jimny looks even more retro, especially because of the spare tailgate-mounted spare wheel. Taillights are mounted low in the rear bumper, which you won’t find anywhere these days.
It’s not official yet, but our insider claims that the vehicle won’t lose off-road capabilities. The 2018 Suzuki Jimny will reportedly continue to feature a body-on-frame chassis and a solid rear axle. The SUV will also employ Allgrip Pro 4×4 system and a series of small engines. A base 0.66-liter turbo won’t be as impressive as a turbocharged 1.0-liter BoosterJet three-cylinder unit, but it will do the job without any doubt. In addition, the producer will also offer a naturally aspirated 1.2-liter unit, as well as a diesel mill. The engine will be mated to a standard automatic transmission, but you will be able to get a manual gearbox too.
Since we have an image of the cabin, we know that the 2018 Suzuki Jimny is getting an infotainment display and a completely new dashboard. Plus, the steering wheels seems like it has some buttons, which means it might have some additional functions.
Stay tuned, because the new Jimny is coming in October, so we will get all information about the mini off-road SUV very soon.