Suzuki Jimny (JDM Suzuki Samurai)
Written by Mike McComb (Enthusiast)
Small, but durable. That is the Jimny’s philosophy. Tough enough to get to some of the hardest to reach places, while at the same time offering simplified style.
This cheap, lightweight 4X4 uses it's small size and weight to achieve better fuel economy, better braking, handling and acceleration. It's so light there isn't much for the 550/660cc Turbo engine to move. The benefit of the Turbo system is that the power is available when you need it, but when you don't it's a mere 550/660CC to run. This allows for great gas mileage while still retaining drivability.
The Jimny has been around since 1970, when it was introduced by Suzuki to challenge other off-roaders at the time, mainly the Toyota Landcruiser and Land Rover Defender. Challenged it did. Many realised that even though it is small it is also very capable for it’s’ size.
Throughout the years, this tiny SUV has undergone minor changes which have improved safety, emissions and power, while retaining the overall design and ideology in which the Jimny was born out of. Finally, after years of success internationally, the Jimny can be imported into Canada. The most common version coming into this nation is the third edition of the second generation, spanning from 1990 to 1995. The 1990 model comes with 54.2 hp, and 57.2 the following year. It comes standard with a five speed manual, but for automatic transmission types the Jimny began offering AT in 1992. This was also the first year power steering was featured.
Compliance for this vehicle is fairly easy with widely available proper universal headlights. As with all cars, a daytime running light (DRL) module, front amber side markers and red rear side markers are required.
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