Can't wait for the all-new Jimny to officially arrive in the Philippines? After giving Filipinos a chance to see (and drive) the mini 4x4 last year, Suzuki Philippines (SPH) has just announced that the Jimny will be making its official launch this March 8, 2019.
That's right, SPH has just confirmed that the fourth-generation Jimny will make its Philippine debut next month. Not only that, the automaker also stated that official pricing of the new Jimny will also be revealed on March 8.
While official specs and details have yet to be revealed, it's highly likely that the 2019 Jimny will be relatively the same as the ones revealed during last year's Philippine International Motor Show. It's powered by a 1.5-liter K15B inline-four engine that can be mated to either a four-speed automatic or five-speed manual gearbox. It will also come standard with All-Grip Pro four-wheel drive.
As for its styling, gone are the rounded shapes from before as the new generation Jimny went for a retro-inspired makeover. It keeps the boxy looks from its prdecessors but has a more youthful vibe and design that makes it stand out from the rest. The cabin also gets the same retro-modern treatment with the hooded gauges, a center-mounted touchscreen infotainment display and a grab-handle for the front passenger to hold onto when going off-road.
Pricing of the 2019 Suzuki Jimny is expected to top out at Php 1.1 million according to then-SPH General Manager for Automobiles Shuzo Hoshikura. This could mean that entry- to mid-level models could be priced at less than a million Pesos.
Check out our first impression of the all-new Jimny when we had the chance to take it out for a spin last Novemer 2018.