Just the other day we reported that Suzuki had released details of the Suzuki Grand Vitara SZ and its new engine options, and now they’re playing the same game with the Jimny, with the announcement of the Suzuki Jimny SZ4, but this time the SZ4 is bout a bigger spec, not new engines.
The Jimny is pretty much in a league of its own, but that’s probably because no one else wants to play, rather than the Jimny being exceptional in any way. It’s not exactly a comfortable car, although it seems to cope with big bumps reasonably well, it’s just everything else it has trouble with.
But we can’t argue that it’s not well put together, because it is. But then there aren’t that many components, and what there are are not exactly top-drawer. It really doesn’t handle, but that’s hardly a surprise when it’s almost as high as it is long and has beam axle suspension. The little 1.3 does a sterling job, but you’re unlikely to get many speeding tickets, especially if the road has any bends.
But if you just want a cheap, go-anywhere little run-around that you can use and abuse then the Jimny is for you. The new Jimny SZ adds a part-leather interior, two-tone black and silver roof rails, 15″ alloys and privacy glass. Oh, and you get a choice of four colours – Twilight Purple Pearl Metallic, Graphite Grey Pearl Metallic, Bluish Black Pearl Metallic and Nocturne Blue Pearl Metallic.
Available now at £10,990.