Fourth generation Suzuki Jimmy revealed
The Jimmy adapts to Japans kei-car regulations and measures 1645mm in width, 1725mm in height and rides on a wheelbase of 2,250mm. The Jimmy sierra has a length of 3,550mm, width of 1,645mm and 1730mm, the wheelbase stays the same at 2,250mm and ground clearance of 210mm.
Built on a ladder frame chassy, the new Jimmy has been designed and developed using feedback from existing owners. The design remains boxy but gets subtle modern equipment like circular led headlamps, headlamp washers, five slat front grille with vertical openings, rear combination lamps and 16 inch alloy wheels.
The interior of the Jimmy shares most of its cabin design with the latest offerings like the Ignis and Swift but the overall layout prioritises form over function for better use while off- roading. The dashboard gets a modern layout with the latest touchscreen infotainment system, large circular air-con controls and loads of storage spaces. So far details have revealed that the Jimmy and Jimmy Sierra are both 3-door cars but more details will make its way out once it is launched.
Power for the Jimmy comes from a 0.66cc petrol engine putting out 64PS and 103Nm of torque. The Jimmy Sierra on the other hand employs Suzuki’s latest 1.5 litre 4-cylinder petrol engine (the same motor will power the new Ertiga and Ciaz) producing 75PS and 130 Nm of torque. Transmission options for both Jimmy models will include a 5-speed manual/4-speed automatic gearbox. Suzuki will also equip the Jimmy with 3-link independent suspension, part time 4wd with low-range transfer gear.
There’s no word yet on whether the vehicle will come to India but if Suzuki does decide to bring the Jimmy Sierra to our market, it could find a sweet spot which was once dominated by the now discontinued mighty Gypsy.