The Suzuki Jimny is a line of vehicles off-road from Suzuki produced since 1968. The Suzuki Jimny / Chevrolet Samurai market for Colombian, Chevrolet Jimny for Venezuela, Suzuki Samurai to Europe and America also known in Spain as Suzuki Santana to be manufactured and assembled at the plant in Linares, and as Chevrolet Samurai were made at the GM plant Bogota is a small SUV produced by Japanese manufacturer Suzuki. Besides being made in Japan, a school can be produced in different places and different levels integration of local parts. This is a small car with affordable price and low fuel consumption, was among those launched in other European markets and the tendency to sell South American SUVs as vehicles “leisure” and “image of the ‘other side of the coin of a professional utility that had so far in those markets.
Suzuki Jimny First Generation (1969-1981)
The compact off-road capable Suzuki Jimny was the first successful Suzuki, global, lending it the name recognition and background in the international market. The Jimny slotted into the gap whom were unfilled in the market. Suzuki’s first move on acquiring the rights to the ON360 was rebodying and replace the Mitsubishi engine with an air-cooled 359 cc (21.9 cu in) Suzuki “FB” two -cylinder two-stroke which produced 25 PS (18 kW). Since the new unit remained smaller than 360 cc, and the Suzuki placed the spare tire inside the truck to keep under 3 meters in length overall, it was classified as a Kei car, the tax authority of privileges and other benefits. When introduced in 1970 was the first four-wheel drive Kei car to enter series production. The LJ10 Jimnys a sixteen-inch wheels, weighed 590 kg (1,301 lb), and had a top speed of 75 km / h (47 mph). Uprated engine a 27 PS (20 kW) version, but claimed top speed has not changed.
Suzuki Jimny Second Generation (1981-2005)
The Suzuki SJ30 began production in May 1981 in Hamamatsu, Japan. In Japan, it was sold as Suzuki Jimny and the Kei car, produced with both 550 cc and 660 cc 3-cylinder engines. The SJ-Series received a great engine and was lengthened and widened for export, when it was sold with a multitude of names: Suzuki SJ410 / 413, Suzuki Samurai, Suzuki Sierra, Suzuki Potohar (for Pakistan), Suzuki Caribian (for Thailand), Suzuki Katana (for Indonesia) , Chevrolet Samurai, Holden drover (Australia) and Maruti Gypsy (India).
Suzuki Jimny Third Generation (1998-present)
At the 1997 Tokyo Motor Show, Suzuki presented the Suzuki Jimny all-new with a more modern design. A ladder type chassis and two transfer ratio of the charge stored unlike many 4WDs competitive compact which has no low range, and are strictly in the crossover. Body styles two available in export markets: a standard hard top and the Canvas Top, introduced at Barcelona Motor Show in May 1999 and was built by Santana in Spain between 1999 and 2009. The Suzuki Jimny replaced the popular Sierra / Samurai model in most markets, though its predecessor remains in limited production in some areas. For the domestic market, K6A version of Ned 660 cc suited for the Kei Jidosha class answers for most Suzuki Jimny sales.
The larger 1.3-liter Suzuki Jimny originally equipped with engine G13BB also used in JB32. The 80 hp (60 kW) G13BB engine was replaced in Japan January 2000 introduction of the newly designed VVT 16-valve M-engine, but soldiered on softtops Spanish-built until 2005 for the market of continental Europe, where diesel cars hold a significant market share, 2004 the turbo diesel Suzuki Jimny JB53 was introduced, built by Santana and using the Renault-built add is 1,461 cc K9K engine. Power at 65 hp (48 kW) but increased to 86 hp (64 kW) in 2005, the same as in gasoline versions. It was discontinued in 2011, and it was never available in Britain and Ireland.