Shortly after the all-new Suzuki Jimny was introduced in Japan, the company has confirmed that its boxy, utilitarian compact SUV will be heading to Thailand.
As confirmed by Headlightmag, Suzuki Motor Thailand is set to introduce the new Jimny there, though it remains to be seen where the company will source the Jimny from, either from Japan or Indonesia. It is also possible for Suzuki to assemble the Jimny in Thailand, as the company owns a production facility in Rayong.
To recap, the all-new Suzuki Jimny in available in two body styles, a regular Jimny and Jimny Sierra with a wider body. The former’s dimensions are kept within the Japanese kei car regulations, so the regular Jimny is 5 mm lower, 170 mm narrower, and 155 shorter than the Jimny Sierra. Despite that, both share an identical 2,250 mm wheelbase.
The regular Jimny is powered by a 0.6-litre turbocharged inline-3 petrol engine that does 64 PS and 96 Nm, mated to either a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic, while the Jimny Sierra is motivated by a 1.5-litre petrol engine that outputs 102 PS and 130 Nm. Like the Jimny, the Jimny Sierra can be had with a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic.
Suzuki’s AllGrip Pro part-time four-wheel drive system is found here, where drivers can switch to 4H (with a high gear) or 4L (with a low gear), with the latter allowing for better traction on rough terrains.