4 REAL In 1968, Suzuki introduced to the world the concept of rugged and lightweight 4X4s that could go anywhere and do almost anything. The world has been having heaps of fun with them ever since. Many South Africans have experienced the giant- killing capabilities of the SJ-series and Samurai. The new Jimny, now also in automatic transmission, is improved in every aspect – from the modern interpretation of the SJ-front grille to the ride, comfort and performance. Today the Suzuki Jimny carries on that tradition in a direct line from its predecessors. You could say it has 4X4XFun in its DNA! Over 40 years of going anywhere, anytime!
The Suzuki Jimny always lets you do your own thing. Its neat size makes it ideal for zipping around town and getting in and out of places bigger cars can’t handle. And when it’s time to get out of town, the Jimny will take you to your favourite isolated beach, your secret fi shing spot or your dream camping site, no matter how far away and secluded it may be.
Don’t let the Jimny’s size fool you. It’s got plenty of room for four occupants and you can fold down the rear seats to give you heaps of fl at storage space for your gear or whatever you need to fl oat your boat. Both the manual and automatic transmission’s reliable 16 valve 1.3L VVT engines, have the power and fl exibility to tackle city streets or tough off-road terrain, giving you the confi dence you need in any condition. Unlike the ‘soft-roaders’ that try and compete with it, the Suzuki Jimny has all the attributes of a true 4×4. Its sturdy three section ladder frame chassis means it can handle the toughest going. The live front and rear axles and three-link coil suspension with independent absorbers give you better ground clearance in all conditions. There is no mistaking the strong and unique style of the Jimny, built on more than 40 years of rugged 4×4 adventure!
The cabin design is based on advanced ergonomic studies that determine the most natural placement and shape of all components. The stress-free driving position will keep you feeling fresh on the longest of journeys. The display includes fuel tank level and engine temperature readouts, as well as a digital clock, ambient temperature display, gear and transfer indicator, a fuel economy readout, and a trip meter; so you spend less time reading meters and more time with your eyes on the road. Electric windows, mirrors and power door locks can be operated by fi ngertip with master controls comfortably within reach for the driver, and the steering is power assisted for easier manoeuvrability. The newly updated audio system boasts iPod & iPhone-compatibility and CD/MP3 plus a USB and auxiliary port to keep you tuned in to your favourite jams. Another convenient addition, as is the customisable illumination colour feature, is the Bluetooth® and Siri® connectivity to ensure that your hands remain fi rmly on the steering wheel whenever you need to connect with the outside world.
The Jimny squeezes maximum utility from compact dimensions; whether you’re transporting goods or travelling with friends, the Jimny accommodates your needs. Its space-efficient layout seats four passengers in comfort. Headroom is more than ample and Suzuki managed to carve out extra inches for feet, knees and elbows. The rear seats fold back independently to make room for luggage of different shapes and sizes. Quality craftsmanship is clearly apparent in every detail of the Jimny’s interior, from the new and improved meter cluster, seat upholstery to the steering wheel column.
The Jimny is extremely driver friendly. On the road and in the rough, its high-performance features make handling easy for professionals and novices alike. Where you point, the Jimny goes. Its power steering provides not only welcome assistance in tight manoeuvres, but also helps keep the Jimny tracking true. The Jimny stops as smoothly and surely as it goes. High-performance, ABS brakes are utilised on all four wheels. Compact dimensions also contribute to the Jimny’s handling. In the city, they help you slip through heavy traffi c and into small parking spaces with ease. In the woods, they help you squeeze between boulders and trees. Unbeaten paths are a breeze in the Jimny. You’ll climb hills with confi dence, thanks to generous approach and departure angles and excellent traction enhanced by radial tyres with universal tread. Take the Jimny for spin and discover for yourself just how much fun driving can be.