Suzuki Jimny updated

Article Tom Phillips
Nov 14, 2012

The Suzuki Jimny small SUV has been given an updated interior and exterior for the 2013 model year.

The Suzuki Jimny small SUV has been given an updated interior and exterior for the 2013 model year, and is on sale now.

On the outside, the 2013 Jimny has a new front bumper, which features repositioned front foglights and protrudes a little further forward than on the car it replaces – taking the Jimny's overall length up by 30mm, to 3,675mm. The new Jimny also receives a new front grille design and bonnet, which now incorporates a central air intake.

The new Jimny is available in two different specifications. The entry-level SZ3 model gets a new fabric seat trim, while both the Jimny SZ3 and SZ4 models feature a new design of front and rear headrests, and the rear seats now incorporate ISOFIX child-seat mountings.

Suzuki has added Breeze Blue to the list of four optional metallic paint colours for the SZ4 model, while the SZ3 is available with a choice of the remaining three metallic paint finishes, or one solid one. Metallic paint is a £399 option on all models.

All Suzuki Jimnys are powered by a 1.3-litre petrol engine, which develops 84bhp. All cars are four-wheel drive, and there is a choice of manual or automatic gearboxes, the former returning 39.8mpg and the latter 38.7mpg. CO2 emissions are 162g/km and 167g/km respectively.

More than 20,000 Suzuki Jimnys have been sold in the UK, but that's a fraction of the 2.6 million examples of Suzuki's compact SUV that have been sold across the world so far. Suzuki has been selling compact SUVs for the past 43 years.

To view the full Suzuki range, visit the CarBuyer Suzuki reviews page.

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