Suzuki Motor has launched sales in the domestic Japanese market of a slightly updated version of the Jimny/Jimny Sierra frame SUV.
The updated SUV in versions with manual transmission now boasts a “start-stop” system, which automatically turns off the engine during short stops, and then starts it again. According to the automaker, this will save up to 2.5% of fuel. In the car interior, as part of the update, the location of some buttons and switches was rearranged, which improved ergonomics. In addition, the complete set of all Jimny for the domestic Japanese market includes a function to prevent accidental pressing of the gas pedal.
Suzuki Jimny of the current, fourth-generation was released in the summer of 2018. Briefly recall: the model is built on a new frame chassis and is offered in two petrol versions — with a turbo engine R06 (0.66 l, 64 hp) and “atmospheric” K15B (1.5 l, 102 hp).
Also, only last year, a five-door version of the Suzuki Jimny was created – it was embodied by students of the NATS Automotive College (Nihon Automotive Technology School), which has been operating since 1989 and trains specialists to work in the automotive industry. The serial model will be produced by the Indian company Maruti Suzuki.
Work on the first prototype lasted about 6 months. The three-door version was taken as a basis, which underwent total processing – it was sawn, a 400 mm long central rack was implanted and new rear doors were manufactured. To accommodate the rear doors, it was necessary to move the neck and the hatch of the gas tank, which are located on the starboard side of the original three-door. Now they have been moved to the very stern. A powerful audio system will appear in the cabin.
The updated Suzuki Jimny costs 1,555,400 yen, Jimny Sierra — from 1,863,400 yen.