We have new Suzuki Jimny info and pricing as it pertains to the South African market.

A local unveil

Suzuki South Africa presented the all-new Jimny to the SA public at the Festival of Motoring. Although we weren’t there to see the local unveiling, we can bring you all the info you need to know if you’re keen to buy one of these compact SUVs. The new model will be available at local dealers from November 1, in just a few weeks.

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Tech info 

The range will comprise of three models (see below for breakdown). All versions will be powered by the same engine. Dubbed K15B, this 1,5-litre four-cylinder petrol unit delivers 75 kW at 6 000 r/min and 130 N.m at 4 000 r/min. The engine can be mated to a five-speed manual gearbox or a four-speed automatic gearbox in GLX specification.

The new model is built on a new ladder-frame chassis similar to its predecessor. Both axles remain rigid. New coil springs raise the ground clearance to 210 mm, an increase of 20mm. The Jimny’s wheelbase is unchanged at 2 250 mm, but has increased the front and rear track by 40 mm and the vehicle width by 45 mm.

As capable as ever
All Jimny models are fitted with a 4×4 system that allows the driver to switch between 4×2 (rear-wheel drive), 4×4 high and 4×4 low range with a secondary gear lever. A standard ESP system works on tar and in off-road conditions. A limited slip differential is in place for extreme off-roading. A hill hold function and hill descent control are also part of the standard suite.

The new Jimny’s approach angle has improved from 35 to 37 degrees, the breakover angle is up to 28 degrees from 27  and the departure angle has improved from 46 to 49 degrees.


Suzuki designers created more room in the cabin for all occupants and improved comfort levels. The front seats now have a sliding range of 240 mm. Suzuki says that this is easily the roomiest Jimny ever.

Potential buyers will be pleased to know that Suzuki South Africa has added a 7-inch SLDA – smartphone linkage display – to the new GLX-specification. This touchscreen infotainment interface is fitted with Apple Carplay, Android Auto and Mirror Link.

GA and GLX models 

TSuzuki South Africa will introduce two trim levels, a GA and GLX. Standard across all models are: a full-sized spare wheel, anti-lock brakes, brake assist (BAS), electronic stability control (ESP), ISOFIX anchors for child seats and dual front airbags.

The GLX specification (manual or automatic) include features such as a leather-covered multi-function steering wheel, electric windows, 15-inch alloy wheels, projector headlamps, remote keyless access with central locking and front fog lights.

GLX models also have the 7” touchscreen with smartphone connectivity and Bluetooth hands-free operation, cruise control and the 50:50 split rear bench with two headrests.

Indicative pricing

Suzuki Jimny 1,5 4×4 GA Manual: R265 000 (estimated)

Suzuki Jimny 1,5 4×4 GLX Manual: R300 000 (estimated)

Suzuki Jimny 1,5 4×4 GLX Auto: R320 000 (estimated)