Suzuki Jimny 2019
Suzuki Jimny 2019 enables you to go off-road while staying on road with the budget. It’s an antidote to big heavy crossover SUV’s and people love it. Especially if you are a 4×4 fan the Suzuki Jimny 2019 is the perfect companion from urban drives to off-road adventures and camping on a holiday. Now just before you categorize the Jimny as an SUV vehicle only, mind you that Suzuki Jimny has won the “World Urban Car of the Year 2019” award. There you go and yes you read it right, the Jimny officially won the people and car journalists choice award which means the Jimny is your everyday daily driven SUV. As soon as you set eyes on one of these adoring jeep, an inner voice of ‘Want One’ will haunt our forever. The Suzuki Jimny 2019 is cuter than Jeep Renegade but as sturdy as Mercedes G-class, thus the Jimny is desirable se of vehicle.
The last gen Jimny were sold for 20 years straight. The newer model was announced in 2018. Underneath the Jimny is based on steel-platform like old times but upgraded to stronger, newer foundation for 2018 and above models. The front and rear axles are stiffer with separate differentials and four-cylinder petrol engine making 100bhp and 130 NM and 75Kw of torque. The engine is placed as 1.5L mated with choice of 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission.
What’s new in 2019?
The newer Suzuki Jimny 2019 is 30mm shorter, 45mm wider and 20mm taller than the predecessor. Why? Because it gives cabin space and better off-road articulation. Wipe-down interior with hill-descent control include the package too. The boxy shape like a mini-sibling of G-Class Mercedes is what the Suzuki Jimny 2019 looks like. Therefore if you are a fan of flat roofs, good looks and ultimate drive it anywhere experience, you’ll love Suzuki Jimny 2019 just like the rest of world.
Driving Experience in Suzuki Jimny:
Take it easy! The Jimny is not a fast vehicle to drive. While it’s a tall phone booth with wheels shrunken in two-and-a-quarter meter of space. The steering is slow and vague in the extreme driving conditions, but then the car is also light weight. The Jimny lets you learn driving it on reverse grip but the front grip is always present even when you don’t feel like it. Thus the Jimny handles well in normal drives.
Does it rollover? Yes Simon it does when you push it off-the-limits just like everything else. The 1.5L engine with 100bhp doesn’t helps you in getting off the line that much since it will accelerate slowly above 70 mph. But then the Suzuki has done great job with the Jimny shifting into gears lightly and pleasantly in terms of mechanics. The flat-looking windscreen is curved masterly to avoid noise from wind thus the drive is quiet as well. Hill assist and traction control works on single button press, less drama more practicality ideology. The trailer are easy to tow and boxier shape gives plenty of visibility at the back. The low range gearbox climbs the mountains and off-road patches of 38-degree effortlessly which means the Suzuki Jimny 2019 can climb up and down pond & mud in seconds. With all this adventure, the drive in city is excellent. Remember the Jimny has won Urban Car of the year 2019 award for a reason before you doubt its driving in the city. However there are no backup warning camera or parking sensor so take care of back mounted spare wheel and try not to bang it up in wall before you get the chance to put it where it belongs, axle.
What’s in the Box?
By box I obviously mean Jimny. It’s simple and compact as it should be. We don’t mind the cliff-face dashboard with hard plastic, as hard as it should be. So hang something as heavier as you want to from your daily take-away meals to camping equipment, the Jimny doesn’t mind. On the front clocks are engrafted with simple dials and multi-function computer. The touchscreen is from Vitara and Swift for higher models. Overall the interior feels just like it should be.
Suzuki Jimny 2019 costs €14,859-18,429. Suzuki Jimny 2019 is not your sophisticated SUV dressed in a suite, rather it’s more practical and subtle in looks and drive.