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Suzuki Jimny review

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When a car becomes a legend in its own lifetime,it's an anxious time for fans when the replacement comes along.Will it lose its magic?

The Suzuki Jimny has been with us since 1970 and two decades have passed since the outgoing third-generation model made its debut in 1998.

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Nearly three million have found homes globally,including 42,000 in the UK.During that time the dependable little 4×4 has developed a huge fanbase and is popular with both urban dwellers,country folk and serious off-roaders.

Priced from £15,499 to £17,999,2019年的吉米稍微矮了一点,wider and higher than its predecessor and sports a fresh face,oozing retro cool.它也更方方正,while new tech brings it up to date.最重要的是,the new car is true to its heritage and core values.

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Suzuki has wisely decided to opt for evolution over revolution,因此,现有所有者将熟悉这些元素。例如,the interior is a triumph of packaging,but still with the accent on durability,so don't go looking for soft-touch plastic surfaces.事实上,the controls are still designed to be operated when wearing gloves.

The high driving position will rings bells too,后面还有几个大人的地方。However,boot space is limited to say the least,尽管后座可以折叠,creating a 337-litre luggage space.

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Thankfully,the new Jimny has moved with the times so a 7.0-inch touchscreen is available,though you will have to go for the higher of the two trim levels (SZ4 and SZ5).Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) and Lane Departure Warning are also fitted as standard,以及空调和巡航控制系统。SZ5 adds heated front seats,rear privacy glass and a sat nav.

Naturally,铃木的AllGrip四轮驱动系统是整个系列的标准配置,万博官网along with Hill Descent Control.

There's now also an element of personalisation available – how could you not like Kinetic Yellow with a contrasting ‘Blueish Black Pear Metallic" roof and body-coloured door handles?

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Sadly,Euro NCAP wasn't bowled over with the Jimny when it crashed tested it,五颗中只有三颗星获奖,but don't let that put you off – it may not be perfect,but it's still a remarkable little car.

Suzuki's kept it simple when it comes to engine choice,因为只有一个-四缸1.5升汽油机,开发101bhp,可与5速手动或4速自动变速器。

The manual is the most economical version,returning up to 35.8mpg with co2 emissions of 178g/km,最高时速只有90英里/小时,而0-60英里/小时需要12秒左右。

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To be fair,it seems swifter on the road than the figures suggest,但是,吉米从来都不是关于速度的。It may look cute,but this car can cope when the going gets tough too.

The engine pulls away well enough and the Jimny can cruise at a steady 70mph,but you will find yourself reaching for a sixth gear before you get there because it's not terribly relaxed at speed,while the manual gearbox is a tad notchy.

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对于一辆高大的SUV,it rides well enough in a bouncy sort of way and body lean is noticeable in faster corners.On the plus side,the steering is light,which is great for driving around town.所以,总而言之,吉米的表现和操控能力都不是很成熟。

But here's the thing – it's precisely that old school charm,再加上它极小的尺寸,独特的外观和越野能力,使吉米成为一个国宝。

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Of course,大多数车主都不会测试它的全地形能力,but if you buy one,it's well worth taking it on a challenging course at some stage in its life,because the fourth-generation car is better than ever.

A genuine mountain goat of a 4×4,it's endowed with phenomenal traction on even the muddiest tracks,虽然它的陡坡缓降控制系统会让你以最少的小题大做来应付最棘手的爬坡和滴水。

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Even if you never take your Jimny off-road,it's good to know that it can cope in extremes of weather – especially if you live in more rural areas.In short,the Jimny represents some of the most fun you can have on four wheels for less than £20,000.

There are other reasons why the new car will put a smile on your face.Suzuki has a great reputation for dependability (which is why so many Jimnys are still on the road),plus you'll have exclusivity on your side because Suzuki can't build enough of them,所以你会幸运在2019年看到一个在路上。

判决:全新的铃木吉米是你最喜欢的汽车之一。万博官网经济实惠的乐趣的缩影,看起来很复古酷,has bags of character and is a revelation off-road.

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Gareth is a versatile journalist,在报纸媒体上工作的文案和数字编辑,magazines,电视,图文电视,无线电和在线。在英国广播公司工作了很长时间之后,GMTV和ITV,he now specialises in motoring.

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