Speculations are rife that Suzuki is going to introduce a new 2018 Suzuki Jimny, launching it as a small off-road vehicle. Originally designed to be a small SUV, this simple car has maintained its minimalistic attributes and garnered a positive feedback for its brand. Rumors about a possible redesign of this aging Japanese icon have naturally turned a lot of enthusiastic heads. But it can be said with absolute certainty that Suzuki will maintain this SUV’s simplistic demeanor, which has become quite popular amongst purists. So, one can say that practicality will still remain the central theme for this 2018 Suzuki Jimny.
2018 Suzuki Jimny – A brief look outside
Design element-wise, lightweight materials have been used to give this SUV a lighter profile. So, expect the new Suzuki model to be roughly 200 pounds lighter than its earlier versions. This shedding of weight will improve fuel economy and possibly tilt power to weight ratio towards a more positive position.
The front grille will remain more or less similar to past designs, with Suzuki’s center positioned emblem. 2018 Suzuki Jimny may be coming with larger wheel arches, which is vital for negotiating stubborn terrains. Standard 15 inch tires are going to a standard feature for all Jimny variants. Overall Suzuki’s latest mini SUV will look more robust with its signature angular features. But then again, this square shaped outlook is what that makes this car so special and stand apart from others in this segment.
What’s inside the three doors?
Expect to get a whole lot of changes in the interior department of this vehicle. The exciting new features like GPS navigation will make traveling way easier. The 2018 Suzuki Jimny is probably going to come with advanced technologies like a 3D compass for ascertaining accurate bearings, a highly useful and vital Tachometer.
A small summary on its power dynamics;
Coming to more mechanical issues, expect this off road machine to be powered by a 1.3 liter 4 tube engine. The power output will be around 85 HP or more with a maximum torque of 100 lb-ft. This power will be transferred to all 4 wheels so that a more nippy performance is delivered.
The 2018 Suzuki Jimny will hopefully be coming with a new and more modern suspension system. This will greatly increase driving comfort, as traversing bumpy roads will be made a lot less tiresome.
The EPA ratings will probably indicate towards an average 30 mpg for metropolitan and 32-35 mpg for open roads.
How deep will I have to reach into my pockets to acquire this car and when?
Although no specific indications have been made by Suzuki, expect to see the 2018 Suzuki Jimny be available in showrooms by mid-2018. The release date can be pushed towards an earlier date or vice versa, depending on market conditions. Talking of market conditions, customers can expect to see this mini 4X4 to be priced around $18,000 or more.
The statistics showed on paper and expectations from customers all point towards a very optimistic future for the 2018 Suzuki Jimny. But, its success will solely depend on its ability to produce practical and consistent results for its customers.