Most of us here at Top Gear PH were still sporting school uniforms when the third-generation Suzuki Jimny was revealed. That was way back in the late '90s, and it's the same generation we've seen in dealerships ever since. Finally though, a replacement is coming.
Suzuki has released photos of the fourth-generation Jimny. It retains the SUV's quintessential two-door boxy charm, but with sharper lines and more muscular proportions in line with current tastes. The grille and haunches features some black cladding. Color options include Kinetic Yellow, Brisk Blue Metallic, and Chiffon Ivory Metallic in two-tone shades, and Jungle Green, Bluish Black Pearl, Medium Gray, Silky Silver Metallic, and Superior White for the single-tone options.
Inside, the cabin gets some noticeable modern upgrades. There's now a touchscreen monitor, steering wheel controls, and what appears to be automatic climate control available. The dash has a blacked-out look to complement the dark fabric seats. Other parts remain old school, though, like the analog information display and the manual transmission.
The new Jimny is built on a ladder frame with a three-link rigid axle suspension, and part-time 4WD with low range transfer gear. It's safe to assume that this one will have all the RC Crawler-like abilities that made its predecessors so popular.
We'll have more info for you guys like engine specs and so on once Suzuki makes them available. What do you think of the new Jimny so far?