Suzuki Jimny (2019)

Discussion in 'Auto News' started by Eunos_Cosmo, Sep 23, 2018.

  1. Eunos_Cosmo

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    Haven't really been paying attention to this segment (mostly because it doesn't exist in the USA) but I stumbled upon a few reviews of the brand new Suzuki Jimny and I'm totally in love with it. I kind of want to move to Europe so I can own one. :lol: In all seriousness, the US car market is becoming an increasingly boring place to shop (if you aren't interested in mega-powered muscle cars, of course). Even 10 years ago the variety was much better.

    Enjoy:



    Cliff notes:

    -Ladder frame
    -Solid axles at both ends with low range gearbox
    -Off road capable out of the box
    -Limited interior space
    -Meager power and non-stellar road manners

    I would buy one today, if Suzuki sold them here. In fact I really miss just having Suzuki in the US market. Their cars have always been a little unique, a little fun.

    :dopey::dopey::tup::tup::D:cheers::cheers:

    edit: Another video of a Japanese guy silently explaining/demonstrating the interior:
     
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  2. kikie

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    He is giving an exceptional meaning to the phrase: "no comment".

    It seems to be a little fun off road car. Gives a whole new meaning to multi purpose vehicle.
     
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  4. Eunos_Cosmo

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    Ha, I searched only in the auto news section. Maybe a mod can merge?
     
  5. mustafur

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    Finally seen my first one in the wild: IMG_20190128_170318.jpg
     
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    I think this Jimny is a pretty cool little machine! :) If Suzuki sold automobiles in the United States again, I wouldn't mind seeing the Jimny be sold here.
     
  7. 05XR8

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    Instantly 2019 Car of the Year! Saw a white one today with dealer plates driven from the stock lot to the dealership. Both places down the road from me.

    It's awesome. Look like it can run over the old model. Think I'll be having a look tomorrow.
     
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  8. Eunos_Cosmo

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    :lol:
     
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    My comment still stands...
    IMG_6543.JPG IMG_6544.JPG IMG_6545.JPG IMG_6546.JPG IMG_6547.JPG

    Ivory one is Auto. Kinetic Yellow/manual. The demo manual was out on a test drive. Have to get in line. I'd get the Jungle(dark) green. Not sure of the trim levels for either.

    In the metal, the nose looks more H2/H3 Hummer, than Jeep Wrangler. Front seats are still close together like the previous model. Tyres are 195/65-16 on nice alloys.

    It's so awesome a car/cycle company, still makes this little thing. Without driving it and even if you don't need it, everyone should have one.
     
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    Quirky little car, as someone who's working for a Suzuki dealership it's actually a word that's basically forbidden now for us. The demand is so incredibly high, that we're simply not able to order them anymore nor are we able to provide every customer with one.

    We're already looking at about 12+ months of delivery time, it's crazy.
     
  12. JohnBM01

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    According to a Road and Track Magazine article online, American drivers don't want the Jimny if it were to be sold here. Some would rather a decently-equipped Jeep more than this quirky machine. Still- I think the Jimny is a pretty cool little machine! Maybe if you're thinking serious off-roader, avoid this one like the plague. It would probably serve well as an urban utility. Though maybe not an urban utility like the Nissan Kicks or the Kia Soul or something like that.


    [OMISSION] It's strange to believe Suzuki no longer sold automobiles for over six or so years in the United States. Wasn't sure how long it was since Suzuki sold automobiles such as the Aerio and Grand Vitara and such.
     
  13. Beeblebrox237

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    I'd say the Jimny is very much a serious off roader. It's got solid axles, body on frame construction, and a proper low range transfer box. It's more of a mini G-wagon than anything, it's even got a steering box rather than a rack and pinion setup.
     
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    I don't think you'll be able to find a lot of other cars that fall more into the "serious off-roader" section than the Jimny, like Beeblebrox elaborated.
     
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  15. Matej

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    What about Dacia Duster? Useful on road as much as it is off-road, can seat four people comfortably, has a good trunk and costs equally. It may not be for serious off-roading, but rarely anyone does that, and it is a perfect trade-off considering what it gets instead.

    I would choose the Jimny over the G-class anyday, but outside that ring, it is hard to justify its purchase unless all you do is off-roading.
     
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    The Jimmy would make sense as a second car, if your doing alot of driving body on frame wouldn't be the most pleasant to drive, even though people here use Hilux and Ranger Dualcabs as Family cars so who knows.

    It's not bad on fuel, just comes down to the fact it's not going to be comfortable as a daily. I don't drive that much so it would be fine for me and would give me an excuse to go offroading, but I'm not in a position to get one so meh.
     
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    Can Suzuki bring the Jimny to the US as side by side atv, Mahindra Roxor is sold in the US as one?
     
  18. 05XR8

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    That's like a Mini Moke "all jacked up on Mountain Dew!". ;)

    Edit: The Jimny is pretty common here in Newcastle. Saw several standard versions yesterday. Drove behind one just now this morning. It's a good runabout. Doesn't take up space, carries a sole driver and passenger to wherever.

    One of the things about living next beaches, Some require a 4x4 to access. We've also got dunes just across from the CBD. People do need a vehicle that can go offroad. A soft roaster like the CX-3 and RAV4, in standard guise, will have a problem. I have seen 1st gen CR-Vs lifted, snorkels fitted, with more aggressive off-road rubber. So, it is possible to modify those softroaders to do limited off-road duty.

    We'll see how successful the new one is.
     
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