GIIAS 2018: Suzuki Jimny 2019 to be assembled in Indonesia

Updated Aug 31, 2020 | Same topic: Most Updated Car Concept

The Suzuki Jimny 2019 comes as one of the most outstanding models at GIIAS 2018.

The all-new Suzuki Jimny 2019 was reported to be imported CBU from its home market. However, at the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show 2018 (GIIAS), the new Jimny is said to be assembled right in Indonesia. It will be built in one of four Suzuki plants in this country.

This was disclosed by Mr. Subronto Laras - PT Indomobil Sukses International’s president commissioner at the GIIAS. And it comes with no surprising when the Suzuki Jimny 2019 has become one of the most popular models at the car event this year.  

Suzuki Jimny 2019 angular front

The new Jimny is said to be assembled right in Indonesia

Suzuki Jimny 2019 Walkaround at GIIAS 2018

According to the latest car news, the Thailand-spec Jimny 2019 was announced to be possibly imported from Indonesia and Japan. The Sierra version will be built in Indonesia with large over-fenders, bolder bumpers and a 1.5L powertrain which works in a conjunction with a 4-speed automatic or a 5-speed manual transmission.

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However, it hasn’t been decided which Indonesian-built Jimny will be produce yet - a 4x4 or 4x2? The company is still seeking a competitive price for its heated-up Suzuki Jimny 2019 while the all-wheel-drive variant will be obviously more expensive.

Suzuki Jimny 2019 angular front

The Sierra version will be built in Indonesia

It can be said that the Jimny comes to life as a legend in the world of off-roading vehicles, especially with its 4x4 version. As revealed last month, the new 4th-gen Jimny still comes with part-time 4WD with low range transfer gear (4L, 4H, 2H), 3-link rigid axle suspension with coil springs, 3 angles and one ladder frame.

The all-new Suzuki Jimny 2019 comes equipped with fresh “x-member” and 2 extra cross members for better torsional rigidity and improved reinforcement. It is also added a 49-degree departure angle, 28-degree ramp breakover angle and a 37-degree approach angle, helping the Jimny to cross over obstacles without scratching the car’s underbody.

Step inside the Suzuki Jimny 2019 which makes its Indonesian debut at GIIAS 2018

Suzuki Jimny 2019 dashboard area

The all-new Jimny 2019 comes equipped with fresh “x-member” and 2 extra cross members

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Suzuki Jimny

The Suzuki Jimny is a 4x4, ladder-frame mini-suv. In the local market, this model is available in four different variants. There’s the GL 1.5 MT, the GL 1.5 AT, the GLX 1.5 AT (Monotone), and the GLX 1.5 AT (Two-tone). Their prices range from Php 1,170,000 to Php 1,285,000. 

Under the hood, the Suzuki Jimny uses a 1.5-liter inline-4 gasoline engine capable of producing up to 101 horsepower and 130 Nm of torque. The entry-level GL variant may come with a five-speed manual gearbox, while the GLX exclusively uses a four-speed automatic transmission. All then come with the Suzuki 4x4 All Grip Pro drivetrain. 

Size-wise, the Suzuki Jimny has a length of 3,480mm, a width of 1,645mm, and a height of 1,725mm. It then has a wheelbase length of 2,250mm, and a ground clearance of 210mm. 

Locally, the Suzuki Jimny technically doesn’t have direct competitors. Then again, the closest off-road focused recreational vehicles available locally is the Toyota FJ Cruise and the Jeep Wrangler. Size-wise though, the Jimny is more in line with the Hyundai Kona, MG ZS, Geely Coolray, Kia Seltos, Chery Tiggo 2 Pro, Mazda CX-3, among others. 

₱ 1,170,000 - ₱ 1,285,000

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