The Suzuki Jimny is off-road vehicles from Suzuki produced since 1968. The Suzuki / Chevrolet Samurai market for Colombian, Chevrolet Jimny for the Venezuela, Suzuki Samurai to Europe and America known in Spain Suzuki Santana to be manufactured and assembled plant in Linares, and as Chevrolet Samurai to be manufactured in the plant GM Bogotá is small SUV vehicle produced by Japanese manufacturer Suzuki.
Besides being made in Japan, was assembled and produced in different parts of the different levels of integration of local parts. This is a small car and the affordable price and petrol, was among those launched in other European markets and the tendency to sell South American SUV vehicles “leisure” and “image” utility side of the coin is part of the professional that had so far in those markets.
Suzuki Jimny First Generation (1969-1981)
The compact off-road capable Suzuki Jimny, Suzuki’s success in the first global, lending it to name recognition and a foothold in the international market. The Suzuki Jimny slotted into hitherto unfilled gap in the market.
Initiative Suzuki’s gains ON360 rights of rebodying it and instead of the Mitsubishi engine with air-cooled 359cc Suzuki “FB” -cylinder two-stroke which produced 25 PS (18 kW). From the new unit remained smaller than 360 cc, and Suzuki put the spare tire inside the truck to keep under 3 meters in length overall, it was classified as a Kei car, to confer tax privileges and other benefits. When introduced in 1970 was the first four-wheel drive Kei car to enter series production. The Suzuki Jimny LJ10 had sixteen-inch wheels, weighed 590 kg (1,301 lb), and had a top speed of 75 km / h (47 mph). The engine can be uprated to a 27 PS (20 kW) version, but claimed top speed change.
Suzuki Jimny Second Generation (1981-2005)
The Suzuki Jimny SJ30 began production in May 1981 in Hamamatsu, Japan. In Japan, it was sold as the Suzuki Jimny and was a Kei car, produced with both 550 cc and 660 cc 3-cylinder engines. The SJ-Series received a larger engine and lengthened and widened for the purpose of export, when sold with a multitude of names: Suzuki SJ410 / 413, Suzuki Samurai, Suzuki Sierra, Suzuki Potohar (Pakistan), Suzuki Caribian (Thailand), Suzuki Katana (Indonesia), Chevrolet Samurai, Holden drover (Australia) and Maruti Gypsy (India).
Suzuki Jimny Third Generation (1998-present)
At the 1997 Tokyo Motor Show, Suzuki unveiled the Suzuki Jimny all-new more modern design. A ladder type chassis and a dual ratio transfer case stored, unlike competing compact many 4WDs which lack the range, and to maintain the category of crossover. Body styles two are available in export markets: a standard hard top and Canvas Top, introduced at the Barcelona Motor Show in May 1999 and was built by Santana in Spain between 1999 and 2009. Jimny replaced the popular Sierra / Samurai model in most markets (an introduction to the European Paris, 1998), although its predecessor remains in limited production in some areas. To the domestic market, a version K6A Ned 660 cc suited for Kei Jidosha class answers for most of the Suzuki Jimny sales.
The larger 1.3 liter Suzuki Jimny originally equipped with an engine G13BB also used JB32. The 80 hp (60 kW) G13BB engine was changed in Japan January 2000 introduction of the newly designed VVT 16-valve M-engine, but soldiered on in softtops Spanish-built until 2005 For the market in continental Europe, where diesel cars hold a share important market, in 2004 the turbo-diesel Jimny JB53 was introduced, composed of Santana and built using Renault addis 1,461 cc K9K engine. Power was a 65 hp (48 kW) but was increased to 86 hp (64 kW) in 2005, the same as the petrol versions. Suzuki Jimny was discontinued in 2011, and was never available in Britain and Ireland.