New Suzuki Jimny: Official video shows SUV conquering TOUGH terrain

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Suzuki Motor Corporation has unveiled the all-new version of the Jimny on the Japanese market. The SUV is extremely popular around the world and is expected to replace the Maruti Suzuki Gypsy in India. Suzuki Motor Corporation has released a new Television Commercial (TVC) in English that shows the journey of a photographer.

The earlier released TVC showed the Suzuki Jimny Sierra, which is a more rugged version of the Jimny. In the new TVC video, the regular version has been shown. The TVC talks about a photographer’s hardship and how far they have to travel to get a perfect shot. It shows a photographer driving around in the all-new Jimny and talking about his photography escapades. The promotional film shows the Jimny reaching extremely tough terrains with ease.

In the Japanese Domestic Market (JDM), the Jimny is priced at 14,58,000-19,06,200 JPY (approx Rs. 9.08 lakh to Rs. 11.87 lakh) while the Jimny Sierra costs 17,60,400-20,62,800 JPY (approx Rs. 10.94 lakh to Rs. 12.82 lakh). The all-new Jimny is expected to be heavily modified before the Indian launch to make it more cost-effective. The all-new Jimny is powered by a 0.66-litre, three-cylinder engine that produces a maximum power of 64 PS and a peak torque of 96 Nm.

The Jimny Sierra gets a more powerful 1.5-litre, four-cylinder engine that churns out a maximum of 101 PS and a peak torque of 130 Nm. The all-new engine will debut on the Indian market soon with the facelifted Ciaz and the all-new Ertiga. In the JDM, both the engines are offered with a manual 5-speed transmission and a 4-speed automatic transmission. It also gets a four-wheel drive system.

The all-new Jimny is built on the HEARTECT platform, which also underpins a lot of cars in India like the all-new Swift, Dzire and the Baleno. The new boxy, straight-lined design of the Jimny gives it a very G-Wagen-inspired look. It gets a pair of round headlamps at the front with LEDs (Daytime Running Lamps). It also gets 15-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels finished in gunmetal grey. On the inside, the all-new Jimny gets a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with a new three-spoke steering wheel.