Suzuki’s small off-roader is ready for the redesign. The company is testing the vehicle and new features. However, camouflage is hiding details, although experts think the 2022 Suzuki Jimny will feature five doors in the future. This is a small vehicle, with the wheelbase that is shorter than 90 inches, so it will be very interesting to see how designers are going to create an additional entrance. Anyway, the facelift will bring cool details to make the vehicle more appealing.
It is not the first time the Jimny is launching a long-wheelbase version. Well, the vehicle is in production for more than 50 years. During this period, fans saw a lot of experiments. Nevertheless, it always remained the small off-road truck-based crossover. The current series of the Jimny debuted in 2018 and the vehicle is finally meeting requirements to appear in European countries. Nevertheless, in some regions, it will have to improve emission reports to become available at dealerships. You can also buy the crossover in North America. Well, if you live in Mexico.
The 2022 Suzuki Jimny is a body-on-frame vehicle, a truck-based crossover, perfect for off-road drive. A 3-link rigid axle suspension is extending the lifespan and provides more comfortable ride in tough terrains. Coil springs and all-wheel drive are standard. The look of the Jimny is very distinctive. It will remind you of Jeep Wrangler, but Suzuki’s product is smaller. Flat hood and high A-pillars are the highlights and the first things that will draw your attention. The company will revisit the entire front fascia and the grille should be more attractive next season. Although small, the vehicle offers a lot of space inside, especially if you fold seats and expand all the options.
Safety is on the pretty high level. Suzuki paid a lot of attention and deployed the Safety Support suite. Forward collision warning is part of the Dual-Sensor Brake Support. Jimny will brake automatically in some situations. Lane departure warning and high beam assist are also there.
2022 Suzuki Jimny Spy Photos
Prototypes of the new version are already in streets. Nevertheless, fans will have to wait for a few months before they see a final version, since Suzuki is not unveiling details. But, plenty of covers promise a lot of changes. It was enough to enthusiasts to start speculating. There is a strong belief the 2022 Suzuki Jimny is going add two more doors. The crossover is definitely longer than the one in production at this moment. Back to the second generation of the crossover, produced between 1981-1998, we already had a slightly bigger version with long wheelbase. It seems the similar concept is on the way and that 2022 Suzuki Jimny might add a few inches between axles. That will create more space inside the cabin, as well as the possibility to make the Jimny a five-door model.
Further rumors are examining options of 2022 Suzuki Jimny being just a commercial vehicle in Europe. Extra space will meet demands and needs of work. Well, a 4×4 system is not something you need from such a vehicle. On the other hand, off-road performance will definitely draw the attention of some buyers, especially in Australia and Africa.
2022 Suzuki Jimny Specifications
In most markets the 2022 Suzuki Jimny will be available with a 1.5-liter petrol engine and 100 horsepower. It is not as impressive as some larger vehicles can do, but 100 ponies and 102 pound-feet of torque is enough for a small crossover, even when it becomes slightly larger. A five-speed manual is standard and sends power to all four corners. Optionally, buyers can select a four-speed automatic gearbox. In a very few markets, the 2022 Jimny is going to offer a 658 cc unit. That makes it a Kei car, as such models are called in Japan.
2022 Suzuki Jimny Release Date, Prices
Test mules of the upcoming 2022 Suzuki Jimny were spotted in the UK. It indicates the vehicle is in the advanced stages of development. According to a leading car magazine in this part of Europe, Carwow, the new Jimny will be out early next year, very likely in the first quarter. The price is going to start at about 18,000 pounds. However, this is an estimated MSRP for the LWB version. The Standard edition will be even more affordable.