Suzuki celebrated some very good news at the Autocar Awards 2019 held at Silverstone circuit with its recently launched Jimny model receiving an important ‘Game Changer’ accolade from the UK’s longest established car magazine.
Speaking at the awards evening Mark Tisshaw, editor, comments: “A Game Changer is described as bringing new, higher standards to a hard-fought class, or for defying conventions to bring unexpected benefit for buyers.
Jimny is a car we’ve been awaiting for two decades. It’s instantly recognisable, and instantly special. And amazingly, it’s one of the few cars you can buy that has no peers. It’s fun, its innovative, it’s a fantastic piece of practical design and in an era of big and heavy cars, it shows off the huge advantages of being light and compact”
The new Jimny was first launched in the Japanese domestic market in the Summer of 2018, unveiled for Europe at the Paris Motor Show last Autumn and went on sale in the UK in January of this year.
The Jimny offers the latest in safety technology as standard with Dual Sensor Brake Support (DSBS) Lane Departure Warning and Weaving Alert. Air conditioning, Auto Headlights with High Beam Assist, front foglamps and Bluetooth connectivity are also fitted as standard equipment.
Jimny is powered by a 101PS 1.5-litre petrol engine and is fitted with ALLGRIP PRO selectable four wheel drive with low transfer gear as standard equipment.