If you have an internet connection (which, if you’re reading this, we’re guessing you do) and even a passing interest in the new Suzuki Jimny, you would likely by now have seen leaked photographs of the new fourth-generation off-roader.
But now the Japanese automaker has published official images of the latest version of the small off-roader on its corporate website.
Unfortunately, Suzuki has yet to reveal much in the way of specifications for the new model, although it has confirmed that it will again feature a ladder frame chassis, three-link rigid axle suspension and part-time four-wheel-drive with a low-range transfer gear. No soft-roader nonsense here, then...
Indeed, the automaker promises that the new model will be as capable as the outgoing Jimny, claiming it will be able to “overcome muddy pits, manoeuvre through dense woods and conquer massive rocks”.
The brand has also published a single image of the new Jimny’s cabin (presumably in top-spec guise), which features a centrally sited screen and what appears to be rather a lengthy gearlever. According to the website, three dual-colour combinations will be on offer (for the European market, at least), along with the five hues pictured below.
We should learn more about powerplants and specification in the first week of July. In addition, Suzuki Auto SA tells us that it hopes to launch the new Jimny in South Africa in November 2018.
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