The Suzuki Jimny has been given a fresh new makeover for 2013, with the Japanese firm’s designers incorporating a range of styling tweaks into the updated compact 4×4’s design.
A refreshed front bumper – incorporating repositioned fog lights – and revised radiator grille seamlessly blend with the updated bonnet, sporting a purposeful central air scoop.
This feeds the frugal 1.3-litre petrol engine, which benefits from variable valve timing affording excellent control and giving strong fuel efficiency.
The five-speed manual Suzuki Jimny will return 39.8mpg combined – strong economy for an SUV. This only drops 1.1mpg to 38.7 for the four-speed automatic, too.
In fact, the Suzuki Jimny is a truly capable off-road vehicle. It features switchable four-wheel, allowing you to keep it in front-wheel drive mode when maximum grip isn’t needed – helping keep efficiency high – or selecting four-wheel drive at the touch of a button when conditions get tough.
Boating 85hp and 81lb ft of torque the engine’s output is more than enough to cope with any situation on- or off-road. The Suzuki Jimny’s motor is also superbly flexible, producing its maximum acceleration force over a wide rev range.
This means there’s plenty of flexibility for all driving conditions, while the compact proportions – the Suzuki Jimny is the smallest SUV on sale at just 3.68m long – gives great agility on tarmac and the rough stuff.
The Suzuki Jimny is a brilliantly reliable vehicle, too. The Japanese 4×4 scored an 89% first time MOT pass rate in a recent survey by honestjohn.co.uk to find the cars least likely to fail their first MOT.
Best of all however, Suzuki has frozen the price of the Jimny.
That means the revised entry-level SZ3 vehicle costs just £11,995, while the range-topping SZ4 trim level – featuring 15-inch alloy wheels, privacy glass, air conditioning and electric windows fitted as standard – is just £12,900. But keep an eye out for exclusive discounts and offers on the updated range from T W White & Sons.
For more information on the revised Suzuki Jimny range, or to book a test drive, visit our dedicated Suzuki showroom in Effingham, Surrey, or contact our sales team today.