Thailand to welcome Suzuki Jimny 2019, promissing bolstered off-road ability

Updated Nov 20, 2018 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

The slimline Suzuki Jimny 2019 follows AWD K-car standards in its look.

So officially the Suzuki Jimny 2019 will arrive in Thai dealership as Headlightmag revealed. The question left here is whether it’ll be assembled in the country or imported from Japan or Indonesia.

In the off-road segment, the Suzuki Jimny has gained its reputation for is the ability to surpass the trail better than what people can expect from its size. As can be seen from the first revelation last month, the 4th-gen Jimny will have 4L, 4H, and 2H low range transfer gear coming in the part-time AWD, coil springs equipped in the 3-link, 3-angle rigid axle suspension as well as a ladder frame.

angular front of the Suzuki Jimny 2019

The slimline Suzuki Jimny 2019 follows AWD K-car standards in its look

Video: 2019 Suzuki Jimny & Sierra FIRST Walk-Around

Its climbing ability is bolstered thanks to the 37-degree approach angle, 28-degree ramp breakover angle, and 49-degree departure angle. This is surely one of the most charming characteristics to conquer off-road fans.

In Japan, the Suzuki Jimny 2019 comes with 2 options for body types in which one gets more minimalist and slimline while the other (the Jimny Sierra) welcomes stumpier bumpers along with wide over-fenders.

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interior of the Suzuki Jimny 2019

The slimline Jimny gets powers from a 660cc turbocharged triple unit which doles out 64 PS/96 Nm

cargo space of the Suzuki Jimny 2019

Both the slimline Suzuki Jimny and Sierra offer 377L cargo space (a boost of 53L more than before)

The slimline Jimny follows AWD K-car standards in its look with its body 5 mm lower, 170 mm narrower, and 155 mm shorter than the compact Sierra while the two lies on the similar 2,250 mm wheelbase, both offering 377L cargo space (a boost of 53L more than before).

If the slimline Jimny is now on your shopping radar, then you will be happy to learn that it gets powers from a 660cc turbocharged triple unit which doles out 64 PS/96 Nm, running on a 4-speed automatic or 5-speed manual gearbox.

On the other hand, the Sierra and international model get rid of the 1.3L engine to welcome a 1.5L unit which cranks out 102 PS and 130 Nm- the most powerful torque at all rpm ever.  The increased displacement doesn’t impact so much to its size, it even gets smaller and in fact, 15% lighter compared to its predecessor.

angular rear of the Suzuki Jimny 2019

The question left here is whether it’ll be assembled in Thailand or imported from Japan or Indonesia

According to the latest auto news, the same gearbox options for the slimline Suzuki Jimny 2019 are also offered in the Sierra, which means customers can pick between a 4-speed automatic and 5-speed manual gearbox.

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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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