14 November 2018

Suzuki calls the all-new Jimny a true off-roader - but just how capable is the compact 4x4 when you drive it on the rough stuff?

Autocar's resident off-road expert Matt Prior has been finding out, by pushing the Jimny to its limits in a disused quarry.

Obstacles like deep water, steep hills and loose terrain are all designed to catch out lesser off-roaders, but the Jimny's ladder frame chassis and low ratio 4WD gearbox give it a fighting chance - even if a high-revving, naturally aspirated 1.5-litre petrol engine and low wade depth could work against it.

We didn't stop there, of course: for the ultimate showdown, we pitted the Jimny against a Toyota Land Cruiser over a tortuous rock crawl, to see if a sub-£20k off-roader really can go beat-for-beat with one costing more than twice the price.


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14 November 2018

and it would also breeze over these rosks. I expect it's question of price. And who knows perhaps they'll be available - after market, for enthusiasta.

14 November 2018

Fit air lockers to the Jimny and it will be a real weapon.

15 November 2018

For a car, by today's standards, so small and cheap, the Jimny is highly impressive. 

15 November 2018

 Would you take your new, just out of the Packet Car over Rocks like that?, most of the meets I see on YouTube the Jeeps and whatever home made special are covered in dents and have rusty bits, Cars that have been welded and re-welded not new just out of the Showroom, no, as was said, for light work on Farms, getting into narrow areas and such like, I certainly wouldn’t be putting a five figure sum over very difficult terrain.

3 September 2019

Jimny is highly recommended car.

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