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4th generation Suzuki Jimny coming in 2018.

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The HU is a joke to me.

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The size and specifications do not justify the high pricing. I would rather go for say HRV or Vitara.

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The HU is a joke to me.

 

instead of a multi media touchscreen panel, they got this !! OMG

 

And so cute, still got sticker saying AUTO AIRCON .... duh  [laugh]

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You went down and took a look ah?

instead of a multi media touchscreen panel, they got this !! OMG

 

And so cute, still got sticker saying AUTO AIRCON .... duh [laugh]

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Anyone know if they will bring in the manual version?

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Posted (edited)

Anyone know if they will bring in the manual version?

Manual? That will be 5k more sir. When you want to place deposit? Lead time about 6-9mths. Edited by Mkl22
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You went down and took a look ah?

Bro, it’s in the link you posted. The photos can see.

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Their swift also not selling that well. People rather buy the Avante

But Suzuki remains the only AD in selling where one can spend big $$ in buying late 1990s era cars... eg... the SX4 Cross or the Vitara. 

 

The cabin quality and design sure looks like one. The engines too. Weak op, yet drinks fuel like nobody's biz. 

 

I am sure there is still a niche market out there for such people who prefer late 90s build quality and design in 2019.

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Bro, itâs in the link you posted. The photos can see.

Ah I just saw it. Really freaking piece of HU crap Edited by Discoburg

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This is a lifestyle car.

Unless buyer are serious in getting an off road vehicle, I would say Daihatsu Copen or a Honda S660 is a better choice for lifestyle car, dollar for dollar, spec for spec.

 

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2017-honda-s660-bruno-leather-edition-8.

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Suzuki seems to price themselves out of the market. Even Vitara and S Cross are more ex than those better spec models

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there are lesser and lesser suzuki on the road nowadays... what is their strategy? 

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Seriously Suzuki can and did offer much better designed cars, but they are all restricted to JDM..

 

https://www.sgcarmart.com/new_cars/newcars_photos.php?CarCode=12357

 

This looks and feels way way better than their ancient SX4 cross and Vitrara. 

 

Suzuki offers ancient platforms for overseas markets while JDM got nice designs


Ah I just saw it. Really freaking piece of HU crap

PI 1.5 Sierra has push button start and your own choice of nice HU pls all the active safety features at a lower price

 

CM Jimny blanked out push button looks so pathetic.. Prob CM managed to save about $50 there per car. 

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Seriously Suzuki can and did offer much better designed cars, but they are all restricted to JDM..

 

https://www.sgcarmart.com/new_cars/newcars_photos.php?CarCode=12357

 

This looks and feels way way better than their ancient SX4 cross and Vitrara.

 

Suzuki offers ancient platforms for overseas markets while JDM got nice designs

 

PI 1.5 Sierra has push button start and your own choice of nice HU pls all the active safety features at a lower price

 

CM Jimny blanked out push button looks so pathetic.. Prob CM managed to save about $50 there per car.

Jesus. Now cars no push start button seems damn ancient and yet selling at the prices CM is asking for.

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Guys , i’m intending to get the 660cc turbo , quoted 84k

Anyone interested?? Perhaps we can get it cheaper

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Guys , iâm intending to get the 660cc turbo , quoted 84k

Anyone interested?? Perhaps we can get it cheaper

Hey, am interested. Can PM me?

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Posted (edited)

So SGCarmart just posted their "review" of the Jimny:

 

https://www.sgcarmart.com/news/review.php?AID=1503

 

Maybe I'm a little too demanding of journalistic impartiality, but having seen the Jimny in the flesh before reading the review, here's my review of the review and a bit about the Jimny itself.

 

"For starters, at $100,900 (as of 18 July 2019), the Suzuki is one quarter the price of the G-Class when it was still available for sale by Merc's authorised dealer Cycle & Carriage."

 

You don't have to cross a street and walk about a kilometre from the Suzuki showroom to get over to Alexandra Road to find something to compare - you have it in the same showroom - the Grand Vitara is a larger car, with more doors and a bigger and more powerful engine, and it retails at the same price as of last weekend ($99,900). Yes, its not a "true offroader" in the way the Jimny is, but is telling how much price premium it carries; cars with comparable OMV are sold for around 10k less.

 

"......the Jimny has a shorter length and width compared to the already compact Toyota C-HR. It may be taller, but as all off-roaders are, this should come as no surprise. This makes driving through narrower roads as well as parallel parking a cinch."

 

Its also rather tight and narrow inside......and I'm not talking about merely the boot or back seats.

 

"......it's the sort of car that portrays you as someone who's not only humble but also the sort of driver who knows how to appreciate quality over quantity."

 

I'm not sure an interior featuring bits of metal bodywork carried over from the outside, with utility screw holes in the back seat area being highlighted as "features" count as quality, but if I did see a Jimny on the road, I'd be thinking there goes someone that paid 100 grand for a car that is worth 80...... but hey, that's just my opinion! 

 

And all that metal bodywork might get a bit hot if you left the car parked in the sun for the whole afternoon, so don't get burnt!

 

What else is missing from the review? How about the side-hinged rear door, for starters? Here in Singapore, it would have been quite valid to point out that typical practice of reverse parking would leave you with little room to it wide enough, although to be fair, the car is so short that you could pick up the habit of not backing up fully into your lot.

 

The absence of a better head unit might have been easily explained by the rough-and-ready image that the Jimny is trying to portray, but it also restricts the possibility of speccing in a reverse camera, which is pretty much standard option for most new cars these days. 

 

The article felt a lot like how the Jimny was presented in the showroom - trying a little too hard. If one needs to label the roof gutters, exposed plastic screws and even the front passenger grab bar to highlight these as "features", being in the vehicle does feel a bit like being treated as a toddler and your parents labelling everything to get you started to learn to name things......

 

Don't get me wrong too, I like the Jimny and I happen to like it in the exact shade that the reviewer didn't but this is completely subjective. Perhaps the reviewer doesn't care for the things that I pointed out, but I figure that in the context of a forum, I'd add my two cents as well. 

 

 

 

 

Edited by Macrosszero
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Correcting myself - the Grand Vitara doesn't have a larger engine (1.4 TC vs. 1.5 NA) but it is more powerful. My bad.

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