Suzuki launches the Jimny Sierra in New Zealand

Suzuki launches the Jimny Sierra in New Zealand

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A new flagship version of the popular Suzuki Jimny has been added to the New Zealand line-up.

The Jimny Sierra replaces the JLX model and has a higher level of standard specification and increased safety equipment which includes Five-spoke, 15-inch diameter aluminium alloy wheels, shod with 205/70R tyres, anti-lock brakes, new seat upholstery fabrics and two new body colours.

While the Jimny can play the off-road game quite well, the small size of the car makes it easy to use in the city also.

Unlike most Sport Utility Vehicles, the Jimny has a strong, separate full-frame chassis and selectable four-wheel-drive with high and low gear ratios. This provides ten forward gear ratios and two reverse ratios for optimum use off road.

A Drive Select transmission allows the driver to shift from two wheel drive to four wheel drive on the move at speeds up to 100 km/h. All wheel drive is selected by the simple touch of a button on the dashboard.

There is 190mm of ground clearance for versatile use in difficult conditions, and a relatively short 2,250mm wheelbase enables the Suzuki to reach places inaccessible by larger four-wheel-drives.

The legendary go-anywhere ability of this smallest Suzuki vehicle has long proved a Jimny asset. The vehicle has a maximum approach angle of 42 degrees, departure angle of 46 degrees and ramp-over angle of 31 degrees.

Powering the Jimny is an efficient M13A 1,328cm3 four-cylinder motor, producing 63 kW of power and 110 Nm of torque.

The engine incorporates variable valve technology and has four valves per cylinder, twin overhead camshafts and multi-point fuel injection.

In the official combined fuel test cycle the manual 5-speed Jimny Sierra returns 7.2 litres/100 km while the automatic averages 7.6 litres/100km.

Dual front air bags, air conditioning, electrically operated windows and power assisted steering are standard.

Height adjustable front seat belt anchorages, front seat belt pre-tensioners, a collapsible steering column, side impact protection beams and steering lock are included in the standard safety equipment.

The Jimny Sierra SN413V manual launches in New Zealand with a recommended retail price of $20,500, with the automatic priced at $21,990.
A manual only entry-level Jimny retailing at a budget-beating $16,990 is still part of the local Suzuki line-up.

The Sierra nameplate has been used by Suzuki in selected export markets for several years, but this is the first time it has been marketed in New Zealand.

suzuki-jimny-fq

A new flagship version of the popular Suzuki Jimny has been added to the New Zealand line-up.

The Jimny Sierra replaces the JLX model and has a higher level of standard specification and increased safety equipment which includes Five-spoke, 15-inch diameter aluminium alloy wheels, shod with 205/70R tyres, anti-lock brakes, new seat upholstery fabrics and two new body colours.

While the Jimny can play the off-road game quite well, the small size of the car makes it easy to use in the city also.

Unlike most Sport Utility Vehicles, the Jimny has a strong, separate full-frame chassis and selectable four-wheel-drive with high and low gear ratios. This provides ten forward gear ratios and two reverse ratios for optimum use off road.

A Drive Select transmission allows the driver to shift from two wheel drive to four wheel drive on the move at speeds up to 100 km/h. All wheel drive is selected by the simple touch of a button on the dashboard.

There is 190mm of ground clearance for versatile use in difficult conditions, and a relatively short 2,250mm wheelbase enables the Suzuki to reach places inaccessible by larger four-wheel-drives.

The legendary go-anywhere ability of this smallest Suzuki vehicle has long proved a Jimny asset. The vehicle has a maximum approach angle of 42 degrees, departure angle of 46 degrees and ramp-over angle of 31 degrees.

Powering the Jimny is an efficient M13A 1,328cm3 four-cylinder motor, producing 63 kW of power and 110 Nm of torque.

The engine incorporates variable valve technology and has four valves per cylinder, twin overhead camshafts and multi-point fuel injection.

In the official combined fuel test cycle the manual 5-speed Jimny Sierra returns 7.2 litres/100 km while the automatic averages 7.6 litres/100km.

Dual front air bags, air conditioning, electrically operated windows and power assisted steering are standard.

Height adjustable front seat belt anchorages, front seat belt pre-tensioners, a collapsible steering column, side impact protection beams and steering lock are included in the standard safety equipment.

The Jimny Sierra SN413V manual launches in New Zealand with a recommended retail price of $20,500, with the automatic priced at $21,990.
A manual only entry-level Jimny retailing at a budget-beating $16,990 is still part of the local Suzuki line-up.

The Sierra nameplate has been used by Suzuki in selected export markets for several years, but this is the first time it has been marketed in New Zealand.

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