Reportedly due to make its long awaited premiere at the Tokyo Motor Show in October, the heavily disguised Jimny snapped still features a boxy exterior easily confused for a shrunken Mercedes-Benz G-class, while the flared wheel arches and partially covered five-slot grille have both been kept.
Like the current model, the new Jimny is expected to again feature a ladder frame chassis and full off-road hardware, but with Suzuki's multi-mode AllGrip 4WD system replacing the button operated setup currently in use.
Although Suzuki has not yet confirmed any engine details, reports suggest the Jimny will ditch the 1.3-litre engine for the same 1.2-litre normally aspirated petrol and 1.0-litre BoosterJet three-cylinder engine as the Swift, although a 660 cc turbocharged mill will be offered in Japan where the Jimny is classified as a kei car.
Jimny production is reportedly expected to commence next year.
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