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What Do You Want to Know About the New Suzuki Jimny?

Photo Credit: Michael Tracy (CarsofHongKong)
Photo Credit: Michael Tracy (CarsofHongKong)
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For months now, I’ve been dreaming of getting behind the wheel of the new Suzuki Jimny—a vehicle that seems like it could be the holy grail of off-roaders thanks to its low price tag, small dimensions, body-on-frame architecture, solid axle suspension, and deeply soulful design. Yesterday, the dream became reality, and I drove the new Jimny around Nürnberg, Germany; before I tell you how that went, I’d like to hear from you: What do you want to know about the little Japanese 4x4?

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Andreas Jüngling, who writes for the German car magazine Auto Test, was kind enough to lend me his Suzuki Jimny test vehicle for about half a day yesterday. While off-road areas in Germany are few and far between, he did lead us to a construction site, where I had a chance to see how the three link radius-arm suspension setup, “Allgrip Pro” four-wheel drive system with low range, and general vehicle dimensions handled uneven terrain.

More on that in a review coming later. For now, I’d like to know: What do you want me to tell you about the new Suzuki Jimny?

Sr. Technical Editor, Jalopnik. Always interested in hearing from auto engineers—email me. Cars: Willys CJ-2A ('48), Jeep J10 ('85), Jeep Cherokee ('79, '91, '92, '00), Jeep Grand Cherokee 5spd ('94).

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mkbruin
mkbruin, Atlas VP

What would it take to get Suzuki to bring this stateside as an ORV to compete against the Roxor?