The all-new Suzuki Jimny 2019 showcased at MIAS with a playful design

Updated Apr 02, 2021 | Same topic: MIAS 2019

At the 2019 MIAS, Suzuki showcases the all-new Suzuki Jimny 2019 and its sporty, tough appeal attracts the crowd.

At the 2019 Manila International Auto Show, there were many so many cars and so many products to look at and to learn more about. Each major car manufacturer had each of their lineup of cars polished to perfection to be available for the general public to peruse, to inspect, and to scrutinize.

For each of those manufacturers, each had brought along and displayed their crown jewel usually, a single model which definitely became a crowd pleaser. For Suzuki, they had the new Jimny.

As the Philkotse.com team approached the Suzuki pavilion, that’s when we saw that angular, yellow-green shape surrounded by crowds of people eager to learn about the vehicle. What came apparently from our observation was that most of the people waiting their turn to get near the new Suzuki Jimny were young girls and boys.

That for the Suzuki Jimny is a good sign, in such a short time (the entirety of the 2019 MIAS and since the Jimny was announced), the plucky, hip looking vehicle has indeed found its niche.

A picture of the Jimny's side with its doors open

The Suzuki Jimny's side profile highlighting its beefy doors

When it comes to overall looks and design, the new Suzuki Jimny indeed shapes up to be a vehicle that is equally playful, fun and eye-catching while also equally designed to handle rough terrain or the oftentimes rough attentions of the typical, youthful new car owner.

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At front of the vehicle, you can find functional yet stylish design cues mainly at the front bumper and the grille which are both angular and made out of a tough material. This indeed will make the Jimny a capable vehicle in terms for avoiding scratches and bumps from rough off-road use or from the driver who’s just learning how to park.

A closeup shot of the Jimny's front end

A closer look at the all-new Suzuki Jimny's tough front bumper

Towards the sides of the vehicle, the theme of toughness continues with the new Suzuki Jimny’s durable looking fender flares and solid doors. Moving on towards the rear, the Jimny displayed at the 2019 MIAS also demonstrates its functionality as the display car came equipped with a bike rack along with a bike.

Apart from the rack, the Jimny also has its spare tire mounted at the tough looking, no non-sense rear door similar to older models.

>>> Check our in-depth review of Suzuki Jimny 2019 for better understanding of this new Jimny. 

Upon viewing the Jimny’s interior, we overheard someone saying; “it’s good enough for a road trip” and indeed we share the unknown young guy’s opinion. The front driver and passenger area have decent enough space but for a wider, and possibly older driver might have difficulties.

A suzuki jimny equipped with a bike rack

The young and young at heart are attracted to the energetic looking Suzuki Jimny

At the back legroom might be an issue for taller folk but headroom seems to do ok. As for the Dashboard, the 2019 Suzuki Jimny is a well-equipped vehicle that comes with a 9-inch touchscreen multimedia unit that can also display relevant information like roll and pitch during off-road situations.

To top it all off, the dashboard is covered by a humble but very functional stain-resistant finish which will definitely protect it from the more rough and rowdy passengers.

The all-new 2019 Suzuki Jimny is powered by a 1.5-liter gasoline engine which can produce a decent 101 horsepower and 130 nm of torque and will come with either a manual transmission or a 4 speed automatic with 4x4.

Suzuki Jimny 2019 engine

Suzuki Jimny 2019 engine

Check out the latest Suzuki Jimny Philippines price list from the table below:

VARIANT
PRICE
All-New Jimny GL (Monotone) 5MT
₱975,000
All-New Jimny GL (Monotone) 4AT
   ₱1,035,000
All-New Jimny GLX (Monotone) 4AT
   ₱1,085,000
All-New Jimny GLX (2 Tone) 4AT
   ₱1,095,000

>>> Monthly-updated price list of Suzuki in the Philippines

Know more about Suzuki Jimny 2022

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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Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel

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Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.

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