Jimny is back with the new styling. One of the most popular vehicles by Suzuki now looks tough. Well, this is not the most powerful crossover you can find on the market, but its styling shows a lot of improvement. The 2020 Suzuki Jimny will be a kind of mix of Hummer, Jeep Wrangler, and Toyota FJ Cruiser. The bad thing is the vehicle is not coming to the US. However, buyers in the UK will be among others to get this vehicle.
It is not easy to find competitors to the 2020 Suzuki Jimny. With the new look, it is a unique model. The combination of rugged styling and excellent performance, although the crossover is using a 1.5-liter engine, will draw the attention of younger buyers. On the other hand, the company doesn’t plan to bring this model to the USA. Another advantage of the Jimny is its price.
2020 Suzuki Jimny Redesign
The look of the new 2020 Suzuki Jimny is causing a stunning effect. That was the intention of the Japanese company and designers. Boxy styling is clearly showing the purpose of the Jimny. It is not big, but muscular look and aggressive stance are making the vehicle one of the most distinctive on the market. Suzuki is using a body on frame architecture. Advantages this platform brings are better off-road performance and extended lifespan. That is exactly what Jimny will offer to its owners. Large wheels are the highlight of the exterior.
As said, the 2020 Suzuki Jimny reminds us to few other 4×4 vehicles. However, everything is smaller. The new model is 3,300 mm long (130 inches) while the wheelbase is only 2,250 mm (89 inches). The small crossover is not offering too much space. We don’t need to mention cargo volume behind rear seats. With these folded down, you will get 830 liters (29 cubic feet).
Round headlights on the front fascia remind us to previous editions. We can also notice similarities on front grille with four bars. The design is copied from Jeep. Looking from the side, we will spot its off-road nature. The small model is not offering too much luxury inside. Well, you can conclude it from the size. At the center of the dashboard is a 7-inch touchscreen display. There are a lot of buttons, but the layout is clean and simple to work with. Also, have in mind the price of the vehicle, and the quality of the interior will exceed expectations.
2020 Suzuki Jimny Specs
The small off-roader is coming with the tiny engine. The only option is a 1.5-liter four-cylinder unit. It is capable to produce 100 horsepower and 95 pound-feet of torque. Again, the outputs are meeting expectations having in mind the size of the vehicle. A five-speed manual gearbox is sending power to wheels by default. Optionally, buyers can purchase an automatic transmission with four gears. Top speed of the 2020 Suzuki Jimny is 90 mph. If you use an automatic gearbox, it drops to 87 mph. Fuel economy is not so brilliant though. Jimny will consume 6.8 l/100km combined (34 mpg US, 41 mpg UK).
When using an AWD driver can select 4H or 4L settings for high and low gear. This will improve the traction and overall performance in tough terrains. Departure angle of the 2020 Suzuki Jimny is 48 degree while approaching angle is 37 degree. The space between the vehicle and the ground is 8 inches (210 mm).
Another great feature for the off-road drive is the new LSD system. On slippery terrains this option redistributes the power and torque to wheels that need is the most. The new Jimny offers many safety features, including lane departure alert, traffic sign detention, and many others. The level of safety is great for such a tiny vehicle.
Recently, Suzuki and Toyota announced a partnership to develop more electric and hybrid vehicles. Well, the new Jimny is not one of the favorites to get such drivetrain, but Suzuki has to start somewhere. It will definitely harm some of the off-road capabilities, but owners can count on the much better fuel economy. With overall weight, only 2,450 pounds, the PHEV system could skyrocket the mpg rating.
2020 Suzuki Jimny Price and US Release Date
The price of the 2020 Suzuki Jimny in the UK will be around 13,000 pounds. Converted to US dollars, that is $16,500. Unfortunately, the vehicle is not coming across the sea. Still, this offer is intriguing. For this amount of money, it is hard to find a match in the US market. The closest offer we can get is Kia Soul priced at $17,500. However, neither it, nor Nissan Kicks ($18,500), nor Hyundai Kona ($19,500) can match off-road capabilities of the new Jimny. Jeep Renegade Trailhawk is a specialist for various terrains. But, features this package brings add $11,000 compared to Suzuki’s model.