Pioneer compact distributor Suzuki Philippines unveils another surprising innovation for the Filipinos—the All-New Jimny All-Grip Pro. The price of the all-new Jimny All-Grip Pro was revealed in a launch held at the BGC Amphitheater in Bonifacio Global City, The Fort, Taguig City last March 8. The launch is part of a three-leg activation strategically mounted in key parts of the metro. The second part will be held at Eastwood, Central Plaza while third will be at the UP Town Center Amphitheater.
The fourth generation of Suzuki’s trademark 4×4 boasts a simple, rugged design that exudes tough strength that guarantees real off-road adventure across any terrain, trail and even thick forests.
“Our determination to provide simple, straightforward, and functional vehicles such as the Suzuki Jimny All-Grip Pro underscores our commitment to continuously provide innovation that Filipinos can rely on. Every detail of the fourth-generation Jimny—from the body to the engine—is designed to deliver the maximum performance and durability required by serious off-road travelers. With this newest addition to our lineup of vehicles, more Filipinos can now enjoy the Suzuki Way of Life as they explore more challenges and adventures,” said SPH Director and Automobile Division General Manager Keiichi Suzuki.
Real Off-Road Performance
Designed to deliver authentic 4×4 experience, the all-new Jimny features All Grip Pro for high off-road capability that allows instant response and maneuver through difficult terrain.
The fourth iteration of this popular Suzuki SUV uses a ladder frame that is more resistant than a monocoque body to torsion and is therefore better suited for off-road, rough terrain. Compared with many SUVs today with independent suspensions, the Jimny uses a long-stroke 3-link suspension and rigid full wheel axles on both front and rear for strong traction on uneven terrain.
The Jimny can climb over obstacles and steep hills without scrapping its bumpers or underbody. The vehicle’s 37-degree specialized approach angle, 28-degree ramp breakover angle and 49-degree departure angle allow it to maneuver over ridges and verticals.
With its part-time 4WD with low-range transfer gear, the Jimny can switch between 4WD and 2WD to achieve optimal off-road performance and better fuel economy and enhanced cornering on paved roads, respectively. The SUV also has extra torque in the 4L mode for rough terrain.
Whether the day calls for multiple projects off site or unplanned long trips outside the metro, the all-new Suzuki Jimny can handle the challenge by combining hill hold control, hill descent control and brake limited slip-differential (LSD) traction control. These systems allow both wheels to maintain speed and better control in rough road conditions
Functional simplicity, practical beauty
The fourth-generation SUV sports a square body for better situational awareness. Its compact dimensions allow the Jimny to maneuver through narrow mountain trails and thick forests, a clear advantage over larger off-road vehicles. Its super light weight lets it conquer mud, sand and up steep slippery slopes where heavier vehicles tend to get stuck.
The Jimny’s look and body express off-road functionality in every detail, from the tough square form to the 15-inch alloy wheels painted in dark-metallic gray. The angled bumper is optimized for off-road terrain while the square wheel arches allow for easier tire changes. Molded black bumpers, wheel arch extensions and side sills help block pebbles from scratching the body panels. The iconic round headlamps inherited from past models are completely separated to allow independent replacement.
The interior mirrors the simple and straightforward exterior. Black is used to minimize distraction, with functional parts such as center switches and dials in metallic colors for easy use. The instrument panel and surrounding parts have scratch- and stain-resistant grained finish while the circular steering wheel has a leather cover to withstand rough handling.
The multimedia audio unit features a bigger 9-inch capacitive touchscreen with large icons and soft buttons for easy control. It features off-line GPS navigation system and off-road audio guide.
The all-new Jimny accommodates 53 liters more luggage than the previous model. Small items can be stored in a removable luggage box for easier organization.
Superior performance, safety
The all-new Jimny uses a 1.5-liter, 4-cylinder K15B engine that delivers stronger torque at all rpm than the previous Jimny. It features a specially designed flywheel for engine flexibility and improved NVH and a lightweight resin belt cover and fuel tank. The optimized intake system and long nozzle injector enhance fuel efficiency.
The Jimny All-Grip Pro also features Suzuki’s Total Effective Control Technology (TECT), which scatters collision energy across the vehicle frame to mitigate damage to the car and passengers.
To reduce driver stress and fatigue, one of the top design considerations for the new Jimny, the SUV’s ladder frame rigidity was increased and the body mounts redesigned for lower vibration. The front seat cushion frames are 70mm wider and 50mm taller for better shock absorption. Unpleasant noise inside the cabin was reduced through the strategic placement of sound-absorbing material throughout the body.
For greater dependability, the Jimny All-Grip Pro use zinc-coated steel more extensively and has a more effective floor undercoating and seater coatings at panel edges to protect it against rust caused by salt from river crossings.
Pricing and availability
The Suzuki Jimny All-Grip Pro starts at P975,000. It is now available for reservation through all authorized Suzuki dealers.
The Suzuki Jimny All-Grip Pro comes in two variants: the GLX and GL (insert price). Those who want to experience real 4×4 adventure can choose from Solid Kinetic Yellow, Metallic Brisk Blue, Metallic Chiffon Ivory, Pearl Bluish Black, Solid Medium Gray, Metallic Silky Silver, Superior White and Solid Jungle Green.
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