Suzuki: Jimny Sierra Celebrates 40th Anniversary

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Suzuki: Jimny Sierra 40th Anniversary

LAVERTON, #8211; May 20, 2010: Suzuki is the 40th anniversary of the launch of the rugged compact 4×4 the evergreen Jimny Sierra.

The (originally named the LJ10 in markets) was launched in 1970 as the first affordable, but fully compact 4×4.

#8220;Few can lay claim to creating history, but the little Jimny Sierra has its place in the history books,#8221; Suzuki Australia General Tony Devers.

#8220;Other car build campaigns based ill-informed marketing assertions. 40 years of history and legions of fans, the Jimny backs up its as the original compact SUV with rather than semantics.#8221;

#8220;It has carved out a unique position thanks to versatility enables it to handle everything the urban jungle to working in the 4×4 arena,#8221; said

Over the years, the Jimny has to meet the changing needs of while remaining true to a concept of compactness, lightness, and full-fledged 4×4 capabilities.

devoted users in 188 countries and around the world, the Jimny is a example of Suzuki#8217;s compact-car

Suzuki began engineering a new of vehicle #8211; a compact #8211; in 1968. Known as the it was powered by a tiny 360cc engine developing just 24

Built on a ladder frame promoted exceptional off-road the first Jimny featured leaf sprung suspension and rear and a dual range driving 16-inch wheels.

The produced just 19 kW and 36 Nm, but in the combination of a body, compact dimensions and 4×4 gearing made the an exceptional performer in tough, conditions.

That made the conditions that make up of Australia an obvious choice for as an export market. The first the second generation LJ20 made its official Australian at the 1974 Melbourne Motor

It maintained a two cylinder 360 cc two-… but now boasted water cooling and a increase in power and torque.

It garnered a legion of fans in with its exceptional value for and ability to leave bigger, expensive 4WDs in its wake.

In the more powerful three-cylinder arrived, as did a pick-up version the LJ51. Sold as the Suzuki examples can still be found farm duties today.

It was in 1978 by the LJ80, now boasting an 800 cc engine. A second pick-up designated LJ81 #8211; as the Stockman #8211; also its way to Australia where it continued the sector#8217;s love affair Suzuki 4x4s.

May, 1981 signaled the of the second generation Suzuki codenamed SJ410.

It had grown with a wheelbase of 203 cm and a length of cm, but the suspension and chassis characteristics the same.

The engine also in capacity, now out to 1.0 litre, lifting to 34 kW and torque to 74 Nm.

In 1984 it was replaced by the with engine capacity to 1.3 litres and boasting a five-speed 47 kW and 104 Nm.

This vehicle stayed in with various versions pick-ups and soft-tops, until 1998 when the third and current #8211; generation arrived.

The completely redesigned offered unprecedented 4×4 and value for money with a rounded look. Creature inside now extended to a CD player and but it retained its rugged performance via a frame chassis and selectable

Engine capacity stayed at 1.3 but now featured an all aluminium construction and of 62.5 kW and torque of 110 Nm. An automatic was also offered for the first

#8220;With a starting retail of just $20,490, the Jimny remains Australia#8217;s best 4×4. It is also the most efficient petrol SUV in the country, an economy rating of only 7.0 km.

#8220;It continues to attract new with 2010 sales up 18 per and we look forward to another year as one of Australia#8217;s favourite celebrates 40 years,#8221; said

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