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This article has been generated from both a forum post by Kirkynut and Wikipedia entries.
- It is important to understand some Jimny history.
- First, as this forum has a large United Kingdom (Great Britain) based membership, visitors from other countries may be confused by the vehicle name.
- Within the UK, only the 3rd and 4th generation of the "Jimny" is called the Jimny.
- Previous versions, that were called "Jimny" in other countries, were called LJ50, LJ80, SJ410, SJ413 and Samurai within the UK market.
- Therefore, this website usually uses the term Jimny to refer to the 3rd or 4th generation vehicle.
- The compact off-road capable Suzuki Jimny was Suzuki's first global success, lending it name recognition and a foothold in markets worldwide.
- The Jimny slotted into a hitherto unfilled gap in the market.
Coil sprung versions
- These are particularly interesting, as they were the last of the SJ413 developments and effectively had the "3rd Generation" suspension (coil springs).
- This makes them (in the terms of construction) very similar to the Jimny as we currently know it.
- The 3rd generation vehicles arrived in 1998.
- They were initially made in the JB33 variant (for the international market), which had the 1300cc SOHC G13B Series engine.
- This was built in "tin top" (Japanese) and a "soft top" / "hard top" cabrio (Built by Santana in Spain from 1999 to 2009).
- JB33 edition was followed by the JB43 variant with the 1300 cc DOHC M13A series engine.
- Within some markets (primarily continental Europe) a JB53 variant was produced with the Renault sourced K9K diesel engine.
- Introduced in the summer of 2018 and international sales slowly began in late 2018 / early 2019 (depending on the market).
Page last edited on 17/01/2021 by user Bosanek