45 pics on why the first two shipments of 2021 Suzuki Jimny is sold out - even at RM 169k

Sanjay · Oct 1, 2021 09:53 AM

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The just-launched-in-Malaysia 2021 Suzuki Jimny is a car many would deem to be a little off-kilter, equally loved and chided online - considering its RM 168,900 asking price.

Yet, the first two shipments have been sold out, and all four cars you see in these pictures have all been accounted for. There's been lots of comments about it being 'low-spec' and how dare it not come with ADAS at its price, but clearly the Jimny's value lies elsewhere.

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Official units of the Swift Sport are only available in automatic, priced from RM 140k

The fully-imported (CBU Japan) Jimny is the second model heralding Suzuki Cars' revival in Malaysia - now under Naza Eastern Motors' purview – behind the also-imported 2021 Suzuki Swift Sport (ZC33S).

Also read: Review: 2021 Suzuki Swift Sport (ZC33S) – Is the 6AT a deal-breaker?

45 pics on why the first two shipments of 2021 Suzuki Jimny is sold out - even at RM 169k 01

45 pics on why the first two shipments of 2021 Suzuki Jimny is sold out - even at RM 169k 02

Measuring 3,480 mm long, 1,645 mm wide, and 1,720 mm tall and sitting on a 2,250 mm wheelbase, the boxy SUV is only slightly smaller than a Perodua Myvi.

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45 pics on why the first two shipments of 2021 Suzuki Jimny is sold out - even at RM 169k 04

45 pics on why the first two shipments of 2021 Suzuki Jimny is sold out - even at RM 169k 05

Nary a curve anywhere, its sharp lines are punctuated only by scratch-resistant front and rear bumpers, as well as chunky cladding all around.

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Kinetic Yellow

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Jungle Green

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Bluish Black

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Medium Grey

Malaysian customers can choose from four colours – the hero Kinetic Yellow, Jungle Green, Bluish Black, and Medium Grey.

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45 pics on why the first two shipments of 2021 Suzuki Jimny is sold out - even at RM 169k 11

45 pics on why the first two shipments of 2021 Suzuki Jimny is sold out - even at RM 169k 12

Note the drain-like structure along the side of the roof - that's the drip rail

Making up the exterior kit are LED projector headlamps (with fancy washers), 15-inch wheels, and – get this – drip rails to prevent rain water from falling on you as you get in and out of it.

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45 pics on why the first two shipments of 2021 Suzuki Jimny is sold out - even at RM 169k 14

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45 pics on why the first two shipments of 2021 Suzuki Jimny is sold out - even at RM 169k 16

The inside is as spartan as expected. The very-straight seats are fabric, and further enunciating the hardy feel of things are hard plastics everywhere.

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45 pics on why the first two shipments of 2021 Suzuki Jimny is sold out - even at RM 169k 18

Note the exposed metal walls

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45 pics on why the first two shipments of 2021 Suzuki Jimny is sold out - even at RM 169k 20

You do get seating for four, automatic air-conditioning, a 7-inch touchscreen headunit with Apple CarPlay connectivity, and sound through 2 speakers.

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45 pics on why the first two shipments of 2021 Suzuki Jimny is sold out - even at RM 169k 22

45 pics on why the first two shipments of 2021 Suzuki Jimny is sold out - even at RM 169k 23

45 pics on why the first two shipments of 2021 Suzuki Jimny is sold out - even at RM 169k 24

Plain and simple

As far as space is concerned, the the Jimny has an 85-litre boot with the seats up. Fold them down, and there's 377 litres, following the VDA standard.

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45 pics on why the first two shipments of 2021 Suzuki Jimny is sold out - even at RM 169k 26

Under the hood, there's a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder mill making 102 PS and 130 Nm. Power from the naturally-aspirated mill is sent to the wheels via a 4-speed automatic transmission.

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45 pics on why the first two shipments of 2021 Suzuki Jimny is sold out - even at RM 169k 28

For your passengers to hang on to when you're offroading

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Top speed is rated at 140 km/h, and Suzuki claims the Jimny returns a fuel consumption figure of 6.8-litres/100 km, with a fuel tank of 40 litres.

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45 pics on why the first two shipments of 2021 Suzuki Jimny is sold out - even at RM 169k 31

Sitting on a ladder-frame chassis, the Jimny gets coil spring suspension, and it also comes with Suzuki's AllGrip part-time 4WD system as a standard fitment.

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45 pics on why the first two shipments of 2021 Suzuki Jimny is sold out - even at RM 169k 33

How brake LSD works

There's also hill hold and descent control, as well as brake LSD traction control, which should be plenty helpful to get one out of some muddy ruts.

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Tough fenders would probably be unfazed with a beating or two

For those inclined (pun intended), here are some facts and figures:

2021 Suzuki Jimny off-road capabilities
Metric Measurement
Departure angle 49 degrees
Ramp breakover angle 28 degrees
Approach angle 37 degrees
Ground clearance 210 mm

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45 pics on why the first two shipments of 2021 Suzuki Jimny is sold out - even at RM 169k 36

There's no ADAS here, but there's 2 airbags, anti-lock braking system (ABS) and electronic stability program (ESP). Cruise control (the regular kind) is at least part of the car's creature comforts.

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45 pics on why the first two shipments of 2021 Suzuki Jimny is sold out - even at RM 169k 38

By virtue of being an officially-imported unit, the Suzuki Jimny is backed by a 3-year/100,000 km factory warranty.

Also read: Out of warranty, should you keep your car longer than 5 years?

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45 pics on why the first two shipments of 2021 Suzuki Jimny is sold out - even at RM 169k 40

And for what it's worth, it's shaping up to be a hit. Reception for the dainty 4x4 has been encouraging, as our sources tell us that over 50 units have been ordered thus far.

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What buyers will get is an iconic little SUV that flies in the face of electrification and what have you in the future - being so mechanically simple, yet robust. It's a recipe for the ages.

Also read: RM 169k 2021 Suzuki Jimny is expensive? First 2 shipments sold out, more coming

Sanjay

Writer

With humble beginnings collecting diecast models and spending hours virtually tuning dream cars on the computer, his love of cars has delightfully transformed into a career. Sanjay enjoys how the same passion for cars transcends boundaries and brings people together.

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