DTW has a lot of time for Suzuki. Here we see a Jimny in its natural habitat.
The Austrian Tirol asks for a car like the Jimny. The roads can be narrow, steep and snowy. Like the long-lived Defender, the Jimny has evolved and readers can use a lot of mental disc-space on the details of these. You should know it has a ladder-frame chassis (can we
call it the smallest on sale in Europe?) and part-time all-wheel drive. Suzuki have been selling this version since 1998.
Given the numbers I’ve seen in two days this car might claim the mantle of a more modern interpretation of Fiat’s robust and useful Panda 4×4 Mk1.
I’ve seen contemporary Pandas here with lots of plastic cladding but I think
they are too nice to be taken seriously: akin to a person in clean, fresh hiking boots in the shopping centre. The question we ask today – will the new Ignis supplant the Jimny or augment Suzuki’s sales?
Why have other brands not tried to compete in the Alpine 4×4 mini/supermini market? The new Ignis is now here too…