Suzuki introduces the 2013 Jimny

Article by Christian Andrei, on November 15, 2012

Suzuki GB PLC said that the Jimny compact 4x4 model will receive some styling updates to modernize its looks while still retaining its toughness and practicality. The 2013 model gets numerous exterior and interior design updates. It will receive a new front bumper and grille design and a new design bonnet shape that fits in the central air intake.

Its front fog lamps will also be repositioned. Its overall length has slightly increased due to its new front bumper design. It’s now longer by 30mm to 3,675mm.

However, Jimny still is the most compact SUV offered in the UK. The interior uses a new seat fabric trim that was adopted for the SZ3. Both SZ3 and SZ4 models feature new design front and rear headrests as well as ISOFIX child seat mountings attached to the rear seats as standard equipment.

For the SZ3, there are three metallic paints and one solid colour available. The higher specification SZ4 model is offered with four colors in the optional metallic paint range, which includes Breeze Blue.

Metallic paint is an option that costs £399. Since the Jimny started to go on sale in 1998, it has kept its neat and practical appearance.

It has a considerable number of repeat customers who think of the Jimny as a quirky alternative to a supermini or crossover SUV. The Jimny surpasses expectations off road but it continues to be highly capable in urban areas, making it ideal for customers who want the best of both worlds.

It is powered by the all-alloy 16-valve 1.3-litre engine that benefits from variable valve timing, guaranteeing lively performance, and impressive fuel economy.

Its maximum output is 85PS, with 81lbft of torque produced at 4,100 rpm. A flat torque curve means near maximum torque is generated from as low as 2,500 rpm, enabling Jimny to offer the type of flexible driving character and pulling power that are vital for an SUV to succeed. It scores high when it comes to fuel efficiency.

It also has low exhaust emissions. The manual transmission model returns an official 39.8mpg in combined cycle driving and has a CO2 output of 162g/km. On the other hand, the automatic returns 38.7mpg and emits 167g/km of CO2. SZ3 model is priced at £11,995 on the road.Higher specification SZ4 model priced at £12,900 with manual transmission or £13,800 with automatic transmission.

Topics: suzuki, crossover

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