Suzuki Jimny fans will be excited to see the latest leaked photos of the all-new 2019 Jimny. While the Australian market probably won’t see it until late 2019, the rugged looking beast has no competition in the compact 4WD market in Australia.

2018 Suzuki Jimny Leaked Photo front

2018 Suzuki Jimny’s slab sides hark back to 1960’s utility 4X4s

Leaked photos show a practical, boxy shape to the exterior while the interior is designed for clean function, both welcome signs that the little 4X4 is built for use and not just to look pretty. Underneath we can expect to see a proper ladder chassis and coil springs all around similar to the model being superceded. We’re hoping the solid axle front suspension is retained, the rear appears to be the three link solid axle arrangement inherited from the previous generation.

2018 Suzuki Jimny Leaked Photo side

2018 Suzuki Jimny makes the most of its size

In such a light weight package, fuel economy is bound to be fantastic, with the petrol engine slated to be the 1.5 litre K15B engine. Producing just over 100BHP (76kW) the power to weight ratio should be good.

Suzuki limited the number of units sold last year, for reasons detailed here. We hope the new Jimny addresses the airbag issue and can keep up with future expectations for years to come.

We’re looking forward to the official debut on the 5th of July for more news.

2018 Suzuki Jimny Leaked Photo group

Some interesting colours could be available

Image source: https://www.carscoops.com/2018/06/suzuki-jimny-tipped-debut-officially-july-5/

Update

More leaks, this time of the official Suzuki JDM brochure, give more details. We have picked a selection of interest to share with you here:

New Suzuki Jimny interior has decent sized sat-nav display and clear, simple layout

New interior has decent sized sat-nav display and clear, simple layout

Radius arm and panhard rear suspension-good for a spring lift

Radius arm and panhard rear suspension-good for a spring lift

Hockey sticks and a panhard rod control the solid front axle-exactly what we wanted to see

Hockey sticks and a panhard rod control the solid front axle-exactly what we wanted to see

Seats appear to fold flat, apparently great for a ladder, camping gear...or perhaps a trip to Ikea

Seats appear to fold flat, apparently great for a ladder, camping gear…or perhaps a trip to Ikea