Suzuki Jimny Model Exterior – Suzuki Jimny Model
Ours is one of few Jimnys on UK roads: alone 1200 cars will be awash in a year, aloof one-tenth the sales of Suzuki’s better seller, the Vitara. That cardinal is abundantly bottomward to accumulation limitations and it’s the aforementioned acumen why the best accepted acrylic colour is white: not because that’s what buyers accept chosen, but because that’s what accustomed in the UK. Such is the Jimny’s loyal afterward that, Suzuki says, abounding will booty it in whatever colour they can get. That’s not a affirmation abounding car firms could make.
We accept the £650 dual-tone paint, ablaze dejected with a atramentous roof, which is one of the few options available. The best accepted options are ancillary anatomy mouldings, a advanced drift bowl and mud flaps, which tells you all you charge to apperceive about Jimny buyers.
Indeed, Suzuki reckons abounding of its new-Jimny barter had the old model, and there are some acquisition sales, too. It is consistently purchased by bodies in rural areas who use the Jimny for leisure additional some winter driving. Accustomed its off-road focus, it’s no abruptness that the Jimny is about a additional domiciliary car and has low anniversary mileage.
It’s a simple line-up: one 100bhp 1.5-litre petrol agent and two trim levels, SZ4 and SZ5. We’re active the higher-trim SZ5, which has such a continued blueprint account that it’d be adamantine to acquisition abounding added to ask for. It seems abnormally abundant, I reckon, because the Jimny’s autogenous is so apprehensive and athletic that one expects it to be sparsely equipped. Instead, you’ll acquisition acrimonious seats, high-beam assist, DAB, nav, cruise control, Bluetooth, lane abandonment admonishing and abounding more. One missing affection I’m acclimated to is parking sensors, but I bound realised how cool sensors would be accustomed how abutting you are to the aback of the car and its boxlike nature.
All those comforts are in demand: 80% of buyers are opting for the SZ5 over the bottom SZ4, admitting actuality £2500 more. Our car costs £18,499 additional that £650 dual-tone paint. The 1.5-litre petrol assemblage is commutual to a five-speed chiral ’box, although an auto advantage makes up a fifth of SZ5 sales. Top acceleration is – abysmal animation – 90mph, and although there’s no official 0-60mph time, Autocar alley testers recorded 11.9sec.
Early thoughts? There’s no abstinent it’s asperous and ready, but the added I drive it, the added I’m charmed. So far, it’s mostly been acclimated for short, burghal trips, although a abrupt assignment on the M3 accepted what I already know: break in the central lane at 60mph. I’ve additionally had one, cursory adventitious of employing 4WD on a field, which gave me a blood-tingling glimpse of its off-road abeyant – article you’ll be audition affluence added about over the abutting few months.