The new Suzuki Jimny has launched in Singapore at The Cars at Expo, held at the Singapore Expo from Apr 27 to 28.
The new Jimny is shorter by 165mm to 3480mm, while growing wider by 45mm to 1645mm and taller by 20mm to 1725mm.
Its wheelbase has remained the same at 2250mm, as has its turning radius of 4.9m (making for a penny-like 9.8m turning circle).
At the back, you get 830 litres of cargo space with both rear seats down, 377 litres with one rear seat folded and a thimble-like 85 litres with all seats raised.
Kerb weight has risen marginally to 1110kg from 1075kg.
Even though the new Jimny’s engine is still naturally aspirated, it’s now more powerful.
The new 1.5-litre non-turbocharged motor now puts out 100hp and 130Nm of torque, compared with the older 1.3’s 85hp and 110Nm of torque.
Top speed is now up to 140km/h, and although official 100km/h sprint times weren’t provided, it shouldn’t be too far off from the glacial 17.2 seconds recorded by the older car.
A four-speed automatic gearbox is paired to that engine, the same number of cogs as the older transmission.
Underneath, the new Jimny still retains an off-road-friendly suspension setup of three-link rigid axle with coil springs front and rear.
Solid discs and drums brake the front and rear wheels respectively, which are shod with skinny 195/80 R15 rubber.
Suzuki has really worked on getting the new Jimny some new electronic gubbins, with lots coming as standard.
Automatic LED headlights with washers adorn the front, as do electric folding mirrors.
Inside, the new Jimny packs automatic air-con, cruise control and electric windows.
There’s plenty of safety tech too, like lane departure warning, high beam assist, dual sensor brake support and hill descent control.
If you so fancy, you can choose from eight different colours including Kinetic Yellow (as pictured), Jungle Green, Silky Silver Metallic and Superior White.
As of this story, the new Suzuki Jimny is available from dealer Champion Motors and costs $114,100 with COE.