New Suzuki Jimny will go on sale in Australia in early 2019
Suzuki has confirmed that the all-new Suzuki Jimny will be sold in Australia. Exact specifications for Australian models have yet to be announced, but Suzuki has confirmed that the new Jimny will feature proper off-road equipment such as ALLGRIP PRO 4WD system with reduction gear along with hill hold and hill descent control.
Power will come from a 1.5 litre petrol engine, which Suzuki promise will offer enough torque low down for sticky off-road situations. Exact torque and power figures are yet to be revealed. That petrol power plant will be mated to either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.
LED daytime running lights and automatic high beam assist will also be standard.
Inside, the new Jimny will be much safer and high tech than its geriatric predecessor. Standard equipment will include a touchscreen infotainment system with sat nav, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
On the safety front there will be dual front, side and curtain airbags along with electronic stability control.
Suzuki Australia General Manager – Automobile, Mr. Michael Pachota said the return of the legendary 4WD into the Australian market will be sure to impress.
“The Jimny is synonymous with the Suzuki brand and to have an all-new model on its way is something worth talking about. The Australian landscape will be a true test for the iconic 4WD and I have no doubt it will rise to the challenge.”
“I am very excited and highly anticipating the return of this legendary off-road compact SUV, in its all-new guise, to complement our already strong line-up of Suzuki vehicles in Australia.” said Mr. Pachota.
Local pricing is yet to be confirmed at this stage, but the all-new Jimny will touchdown on Australian shores in the final quarter of 2018, with sales to commence in early 2019.