The Suzuki Jimny was officially launched in Malaysia yesterday, and we just couldn’t wait to see it in person. So armed with a camera, we popped by the Suzuki showroom to get a closer look.

We knew that the Jimny is small, but really, photos and videos that you see online still doesn’t really convey just how tiny it is. Credit where it’s due though – Suzuki has really nailed the proportions of the Jimny down to a T. Despite its small footprint, the Jimny still looks like a proper (adorable) beast, ready to tackle any terrain it’s being thrown at.

The Suzuki Jimny, not in its natural habitat.

Since it’s really meant as a no-frills, entry-level offroader, the Suzuki Jimny’s exterior equipment list is fairly basic. As standard, you get an automatic LED projector headlights, halogen-illuminated fog lights, 15-inch wheels wrapped in 195/80 section tyres, and a full-sized spare wheel at the back – and that’s about it.

Suzuki says that the chunky black plastic bumpers are made up of a anti-scratch material, so you don’t have to worry about brushing up against a tree while traversing the jungle. The same material also extends over the fenders for the proper offroad-ready look.

There are four exterior colours available – pictured here is the Jungle Green hue, but there’s also Medium Grey, Bluish Black (additional RM1,500), and a special Kinetic Yellow + Bluish Black roof combo (additional RM2,500).

Naza Eastern Motors also introduced the latest Suzuki Swift Sport here in Malaysia earlier this year. Check it out here!

Inside, the no-frills ethos continues with the use of hard plastic all around, alongside manually-adjusted fabric seats. Take a look at the rear seats/cargo area, and you’ll even see some uncovered surfaces that shows off the car’s exterior body colour!

Standard equipment on the interior include a leather-wrapped steering wheel with cruise control buttons, an analogue instrument cluster (covered in a unique offroad-inspired binnacle), a seven7-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay connectivity, and single-zone automatic climate control.

Underneath the bonnet, you’ll find a 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine sending 100 hp and 130 Nm of torque to all four wheels, exclusively via a four-speed automatic transmission here in Malaysia.

As a proper off-roader, the Jimny comes with a part-time 4WD low-range transfer gearbox called ‘4×4 AllGrip Pro’ with 4H, 4L, and 2H drive modes for different driving situations – the latter for when you’re just driving around on properly-paved roads.

It’s also built on a ladder frame chassis, with three-link rigid front and rear axles and coil springs to handle difficult surfaces. Due to its short overhangs, the Suzuki Jimny boasts a 49-degrees departure angle, 39-degrees approach angle. Ground clearance, meanwhile, stands at 210 mm.

The Suzuki Jimny is only available as a single variant here in Malaysia, priced at RM168,900 on the road, without insurance, but inclusive of the sales tax exemptions that are valid until the end of the year.

Also included in the price is a three-year/100,000 km official warranty from Naza Eastern Motors. For the full specifications breakdown of the adorable little off-roader, do check out our launch coverage here.


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