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2019 Suzuki Jimny Video Review

Isaac Bober and Toby Hagon get behind the wheel of the 2019 Suzuki Jimny and check out the interior, and drive it on- and off-road in this video review.

Suzuki Jimny 2019 Specifications

Price $23,990+ORC (manual), $25,490 (auto) Warranty three-years, 100,000 kilometres Safety 3-star ANCAP rating Engines 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol Power 75kW at 6000rpm Torque 130Nm at 4000rpm Transmission five-speed manual Drive part-time 4WD with low range Dimensions3645mm long (inc spare), 3480mm (exc spare) 1645mm high; 1720mm wide (mirrors included); 2250mm wheelbase Turning Circle 9.8m Ground Clearance 210mm claimed; 200mm (measured to bottom off diff pumpkin but control arms are lower at a measured 190mm) Angles 37-degrees approach, 28-degrees rampover, 49 degrees departure Wading depth 300mm Max brakedtowing 1300kg Max towball mass 75kg Fuel Tank 40 litres Thirst 6.4L/100km (manual); 7.2L/100km tested

The retro looks of the new Suzuki Jimny have attracted the sort of buyers the old car never could…those looking for an affordable fashion accessory. A notion that will have Jimny fans up in arms. But, it’s true, even Suzuki claims the majority of Jimny buyers will never head off-road in the thing.

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And that’s why we decided to split our review into two parts. See, we all know the Jimny is capable in the rough and the fact this new one is more or less mechanically identical to the old one means the thing is still good when the going gets tough. Only, now, thanks to the inclusion of Brake Traction Control it’s even better. Unfortunately, in our test, you’lll see wheel spinning when they shouldn’t be and that’s because the person who borrowed the Jimny before we did managed to damage the wheel sensors which meant BTC wasn’t working as it should have. We’ve rebooked the Jimny for June and will complete a full off-road assessment then.

The second part of the video was to look at the Jimny around town and here it’s less convincing.

Read our full review of the new Suzuki Jimny here.

Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober was born in the shadow of Mount Panorama in Bathurst and, so, it was inevitable he’d fall into work as a motoring writer. He began his motoring career in 2000 reviewing commercial vehicles, before becoming editor of Caravan & Motorhome magazine. He then moved to MOTOR Magazine before going freelance and contributing to Overlander 4WD, 4×4 Australia, TopGear Australia, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, The Australian, CARSguide, and many more.