Suzuki Jimny 4WD
2001 August: Two million Suzuki Jimnys have been built since the start of production of the very first model in April 1970 [-Suzuki].
Suzuki Australia introduced the
Jimny JLX Soft Top, priced from $19,990 ($au).
The B-pillars are joined to form a roll-bar,
the front section of the roof folding back onto the B-pillar, and
the rear section being fully removable.
The Jimny Soft Top is powered by a 1.3L engine and has either a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic gearbox. It has a 2-speed transfer case and part-time four wheel drive. Standard features include twin front airbags, engine immobiliser, and CD player.
The soft top has been available in other markets,
e.g. being shown in Barcelona in
2000 October: The Suzuki Jimny gets some two year old's improvments: twin airbags standard, air conditioning and a new engine. Prices start at au$17,990+orc, so the entry price is up $1K but it is probably well worth it.
The new engine has another 30cc, double overhead cams,
a bigger bore and a shorter stroke than the
to give similar power at 10% lower revs (60kW at 5500rpm),
and 5% more torque at the same revs (110Nm at 4500rpm).
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