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Suzuki Jimny Pro, unstoppable icon


The Suzuki Jimny is an icon among off-roaders, one of the few small-sized specialist cars left on the market. (HANDLE)

The Suzuki Jimny is an icon among off-roaders, one of the few small-sized specialist cars left on the market.

It is currently offered in the Pro version, with N1 light truck approval, and can also be registered as a vehicle for private use.

    The design remains the square one that has made history, even if it has been revised with the arrival of the latest generation of the Jimny.

Just 3.65 m long and 1.65 m wide, the Japanese off-road has a line designed essentially to ensure maximum visibility on board.

But the muscular wheel arches, the design of the grille that incorporates light clusters and direction indicators, and the spare wheel on the tailgate, give it a true off-road look and reflect its technical nature.

The absence of alloy wheels, the height of 21 cm from the ground, angles of attack, breakover and departure, respectively, of 37, 28, and 49 degrees, indicate that it is ready to tackle even the most demanding routes .

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Suzuki Jimny Pro

The passenger compartment is essential, with two seats separated from the load compartment by a metal mesh, and classic-style instrumentation.

The two gear levers stand out, the smaller one for operating the four-wheel drive and the reduced ones, while the load compartment, of 863 litres, has a depth of 80 cm and a height of 90 cm.

The high driving position is suitable for seeing far, and visibility is excellent from all perspectives.

The tailgate opens to the side and not upwards.

    Basically, the Jimny moves on asphalt with rear-wheel drive, and its proportions make it agile in the city.

    The 5-speed gearbox is easy to handle and, in daily use, average consumption is around 14 km/l.

If desired, it is possible to engage the four-wheel drive even when moving, while to activate the reduced ones you have to stop.

    Taking advantage of this technical solution, and the contribution offered by the ladder frame and the 3-link rigid axle suspension, it is possible to tackle off-road routes with a high level of difficulty.

The Jimny, in fact, proceeds safely, thanks to its technology, compact dimensions and low weight, just over 1000 kg.

For this reason the 1.5 naturally aspirated 102 bhp and 130 Nm of maximum torque is more than sufficient.

Even in the most demanding passages it proves to be reliable and intuitive, providing benchmark off-road performance.

The list price starts at 26,700 euros and the standard equipment includes all the driving aids, made more understandable by the Suzuki nomenclature, which respond to the acronyms of "attenfrena", "guidadritto", "stasveglio", "occhioallimite",

and "not blind".

In addition to Santorini white, the other 4 monochromatic liveries also do not involve further outlays, while the 3 two-tone paint options cost 400 euros. 

Source: ansa

All tech articles on 2023-03-27

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