SUZUKI JIMNY| SPECIFICATION UPDATE | INDIAPosted On: June 27, 2018 By : AutoLife Team
The engine, transmission and other information has been revealed via a brochure leak for the Suzuki Jimny the all-new small SUV. The Jimny for Japan gets a 660cc, three-cylinder petrol engine and comes with a larger engine variant badged the Jimny Sierra. The speculation had suggested it would be powered by either a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder, turbo-petrol (Boosterjet) or a 1.2-litre four-cylinder petrol (K12). However, the leaked brochure reveals that the Jimny Sierra will get the new 1.5-litre, four-cylinder, petrol (K15B) engine. Incidentally, this engine will arrive in India soon with the Ciaz facelift in a 104hp and 138Nm state of tune, and will later power the upcoming second-gen Ertiga MPV.
The Jimny is natively a rear-wheel driven SUV, with power being sent to the front wheels as well in 4WD mode. Suzuki claims that the SUV has significant off-road credentials, bolstered by four-wheel High and four-wheel Low settings for the 4WD system and front and rear differentials. This new brochure also confirms the front and rear independent three-link suspension setup and body-on-frame chassis of the Jimny, a fact that had been revealed earlier.