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Suzuki Jimny SUV - Interior & comfort

The Suzuki Jimny's interior looks modern and chunky, while refinement has improved over old model

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A glance at the dated interior of the previous Jimny emphasises just how necessary an overhaul was. The new Jimny doesn't resort to style over substance, but many will still find the Suzuki's interior rather light on equipment and luxuries compared to rivals.

The latest version has made a big step forwards from its predecessor when it comes to comfort, but its deliberately straightforward design – inside and out – prevents it from matching more fashion-led rivals. The Jimny’s square, fit-for-purpose body brings a lot of wind noise at higher speeds, which joins the considerable engine buzz and tyre roar to make long-distance motorway travel quite a tiring experience.

Suzuki Jimny dashboard

Not only is the latest Jimny more attractive inside than before, it's just as easy to use as ever. Most important controls are chunky enough to uses while wearing gloves, while the dials are big, bold and easy to read. Materials used are more pleasant to the touch than before, without feeling any less robust than they need to be.

The latest model makes far more concessions to comfort and convenience than before, with climate control and even heated seats available, along with a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system that's also used in the Suzuki Ignis.

Equipment

The Jimny is offered in two trim levels; SZ4 and SZ5. You can only opt for the automatic gearbox and the full six-colour paint range if you go for the SZ5.

The SZ4 comes with front foglights, cruise control, Bluetooth, air-conditioning, 15-inch steel wheels and an MP3-compatible CD player with DAB radio.

Moving up to SZ5 adds 15-inch alloy wheels, body-coloured door handles, tinted rear windows, LED headlights, climate control, a leather-covered steering wheel and heated front seats. A seven-inch touchscreen has sat nav, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Options

Buyers of the SZ4 can only choose from white, silver or black paint, whereas SZ5 buyers also have the option of yellow, ivory and blue with a contrasting black roof.

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