So chic, the new Jimny is

Hamamatsu (Japan), 19. June 2018

What Mercedes and Suzuki have in common? At first glance, not much. But in the case of two brands-edged off-roader that was unchanged for many years in the program currently, in the next Generation. And remains as edgy as ever. The speech is from the Mercedes G-class and the Suzuki Jimny.

For 20 years, in principle, unchanged

The current Jimny is in Germany already since 1998 on the market, so a whopping 20 years. Except for the model of care in 2005 and 2012 was not much in the small model, the world is Generation three. The fourth-Generation off-roader is now 5 am. July 2018 will be presented. But the first official pictures right now. Show that the angular appearance remains, on the Whole, even if to see at first glance is that it is a completely new car.

Touch screen in the Cockpit

Inside, there is now a touch screen that was placed high at the top of the center console--a big step forward compared to the old Cockpit. However, still a robust Note dominates. The technology there is not a lot of information. But the car is supposed to have axles, a ladder frame design and rigid. The switchable all-wheel drive is replaced by a part-time four-wheel drive. As before, there are but a off-road reduction.

1.5 instead of 1.3 liters

In Japan, the Jimny is powered either by a tiny, 660-CC engine and a 1.5-Liter unit. You have the choice between a five-speed manual and a four-speed automatic. For us, it is likely to be only the 1.5-litre petrol engine with a manual gearbox. 15 - or 16-inch wheels are offered. As Extras cruise control, engine start button, a multifunction steering wheel and air conditioning. For safety, an automatic emergency braking system are optional. What is the cost of the small off-roader, has not yet been betrayed. So far, the prices in Germany started at 15.840 Euro (with all-wheel drive and 84-horsepower 1.3-Liter naturally aspirated gasoline engine).(sl)