By Muhammad Luqman
Japanese automaker, Suzuki Motor Company will soon introduce the 4th generation of Jimny in Pakistan which was first launched in Japan last year.
Suzuki Jimny is currently available in its 3rd generation model in Pakistan’s market. It was launched globally back in 1998, which makes it a two-decade-old model. This 3rd gen model was discontinued internationally in 2018 as the production for the next-gen model begun in Japan.The first-ever model of Jimny was produced a long time back in 1970.
Suzuki has now decided to launch 4th gen Jimny in the Pakistani market. It will hit the roads in the coming few months. The 3rd generation Jimny currently available is an old-school shaped small jeep powered by a 4-cylinder 1328 cc petrol engine coupled with a 5-speed manual transmission. It produces a maximum torque of 110 Nm at 4500 rpm and is termed as part-time 4WD. The 3-door vehicle doesn’t possess any advanced safety and luxury features, i.e., central locking system, steering adjustment, power door locks, power windows, ABS brakes, airbags, etc. It only comes with standard features like the air-conditioning system and power steering. It has a seating capacity of 4 persons. It comes with front disc brakes whereas drum brakes are installed at the rear side. In the local market, it’s priced at Rs.26.18 lac (ex-factory) which is not competitive as compared to other vehicles in this segment, according to auto business website, Pakwheels.com.
On the other hand, the all-new 4th gen Jimny is a completely redesigned unit and offers much more than its older version. Pak Suzuki is expected to only introduce Jimny in the newly developed K15B 1.5-liter 4-cylinder 1462 cc petrol engine which can produce a maximum torque of 138 Nm at 440 rpm. It’s more of a retro-styled vehicle with a boxy design that indicates a solid look. It also features a clam-shell bonnet with round-shaped headlamps integrated with the turn signals. The front bumper is quite prominent, which gives it a muscular look to travel on the off-road adventures. The interior also looks quite modernized as compared to the previous model.