Suzuki Jimny Lite SUV goes official in Australia: Details here
Japanese automaker Suzuki has revealed an entry-level variant for its Jimny SUV, called the Jimny Lite. It loses some of the niceties of the Jimny to help achieve an affordable price-tag and will first be launched in Australia on August 1. The vehicle has 15-inch steel rims instead of alloy wheels and a radio/CD system that replaces the 7.0-inch infotainment panel of the Jimny.
The Suzuki Jimny Lite shares its design features with the standard Jimny, except that it misses out on the halogen projector headlamps, fog lamps, and plastic ORVM covers. The four-wheeler offers a boxy stance with a blacked-out grille, a muscular bonnet, rounded headlights, and a tailgate-mounted spare wheel. It is flanked by square-shaped windows and 15-inch steel wheels.
The Suzuki Jimny Lite is powered by a 1.5-liter petrol engine that produces 102hp of maximum power and 130Nm of peak torque. Transmission duties are handled by a 5-speed manual gearbox.
The Suzuki Jimny Lite provides a spacious blacked-out cabin with fabric upholstery, a 3-spoke multifunctional steering wheel, and manually-operated climate control. It also packs an in-dash radio/CD player with Bluetooth connectivity, which allows for calls and music to be streamed wirelessly. For safety, multiple airbags, parking sensors, and ABS with EBD are expected to be available.
Suzuki will announce the pricing details of the Jimny Lite in Australia on August 1. It will be cheaper than the standard Jimny which currently starts at $28,490 (roughly Rs. 15.87 lakh) in the island continent.