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The  Suzuki  Jimny  1970 ~  ( 昭和45年 – 今日 の スズキ·ジムニー )


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Sometimes the Jimny is classed as a commercial vehicle !!

Suzuki first produced the Jimny mini SUVSports Utility Vehicle ) in April 1970 and it is still in production today.  In 1968, the Suzuki Motor Corporation bought the licenses to the Hope Motor Company of Tōkyō, which produced a small off-road vehicle the ON360.  It was powered by a Mitsubishi 356cc 2-stroke engine, only about 15 were ever made.  The Company was first offered to Mitsubishi but they declined the offer !!

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The Hope Star ON360 )

[ H i s t o r y ]

1968: Suzuki buys out the licenses held by the Hope Motor Company.

1970: The first Suzuki branded 4WD vehicle, the LJ10Light Jeep 10 ) first appears.  It was powered by a 359cc air-cooled 2-stroke, in-line 2-cylinder engine. It was also the first 4WD kei-car to enter series production.

1970 – 1981: Production era of the 1st Generation Jimny’s.  The Jimny was Suzuki’s first global success, giving it a foothold in world Markets. It filled a gap in a market not previously identified before.

1972: Due to new emission regulations, the liquid cooled LJ20 is introduced, gaining 3hp in the process.

1975: Suzuki complemented the LJ20 with the LJ50, which had a larger 539cc 2-stroke 3-in-line cylinder engine and bigger differentials.  This was originally targeted towards the Australian market and more export markets soon followed.

1981 – 1998: Production era of the 2nd Generation Jimny’s.

1986: The JA71 4-stroke turbo-charged, fuel-injectedF5A ) 543cc 3-cylinder engine was introduced.

1998: The Jimny trade mark name is now the same in all markets.

1998 ~: The 3rd Generation Jimny.

The  Jimny  1st  Generation 1970 – 1981 )

1970  Suzuki  Jimny  LJ10:  jim8  ( 1st  Generation )

Upon acquiring the rights to the Hope Star ON360, Suzuki re-bodied the design and replaced the Mitsubishi engine with the Suzuki FB air-cooled 359cc21.9 cu in ) 2-cylinder 2-stroke engine, which produced 25PS18kW ).  The LJ10 had 16″ wheels and weighed 590kgs1,301 lb ), with a top speed of 75 kph47 mph ).  The engine was soon uprated to 27PS20kW ), but the top speed remained the same.  The spare tyre was placed behind the driver in order to satisfy the kei-car length regulations.

1973 Jimny 1G LJ20 jim9 ( note the spare tyre position )

The LJ was updated in May 1972 and renamed the LJ20.  The engine was replaced with an updated water-cooled L50 unit, and the 28PS21kW ) engine was capable of 80 kph50 mph ).  A special version with the spare wheel mounted behind allowed for two small seats facing each other.  The introduction of left hand driveLHD ) signalled Suzuki’s world wide ambitions for the truck.  A Hard TopVan ) version of the LJ20 arrived with smaller 15″ wheels.

Trucks were exported to America, but not by Suzuki themselves.  They were instead imported by an American company called the ‘International Equipment Co.‘ ( IEC ).  Spare wheels were mounted at the back as kei-car regulations did not apply there.  Towards the end of production, a cleaner 26PS19kW ) engine was introduced, due to more exacting emission regulations.  Top speed was 93 kph58 mph ) and the payload for the Van version was 250 kg550 lb ).

1975  Jimny  55 )  1G:   jim10   ( SJ10 )

In June 1976, reflecting the new kei-car rules and emission ratings, the LJ50 engine was introduced although power output was reduced for home market models.  The 539cc32.9cu in ) 3-cylinder engine remained a 2-stroke, the power output was 26PS19kW ) which offered increased torque.  The Jimny weighed in at 635 kg1,400 lb ) and could achieve 97 kph60 mph ).  The spare wheel is now relocated to the rear of the car, allowing for a 4th seat.

[ There  are  2 – types  of  front  grille ]

Slant – eyed  &  Droop – eyed:  1980 Suzuki Jimny H-SJ10V

The Jimny 2nd Generation 1981 – 1998 )

The SJ30 began production in May 1981 at the Hamamatsu plant in Japan.  It was available with either a 550cc or 660cc 3-cylinder engine.  The JimnyLJ50 ) 550 was the last 2-stroke engine to be built in Japan.  With the withdrawal of type approval in November 1987, the F5AJA71 ) engine took its place.  The 2-stroke had been favoured by Suzuki and off-roaders due to its superior torque.

1986  Jimny  2G:   jim12   ( JA71 )

In January 1986, the JA71 4-stroke, turbocharged, fuel-injected 550cc 3-cylinder engine was introduced along side the 2-stroke SJ30.  It used the updated interior from the export model Jimny 1300, also in both models.  Power was 42PS31 kW ), although this was increased to 52PS38 kW ) in a November 1987 facelift by adding an intercooler.  A non-intercooled, 38ps28 kW ) engine was offered in the lowest spec Van version.  At the same time, a glassed high-roof ( Panoramic Roof ) version was also added.

[ The   660cc   Era ]

The JA71 was replaced in March 1990 by the new JA11 engine in accordance with new kei class regulations.  The 657cc F6A engine came with an intercooler and 55PS40kW ).  Also offered were a Utilitarian VanHA ), as well as a more luxurious HardtopHC ), ConvertibleCC ) and a Panoramic RoofEC ).  The suspension was upgraded and a longer front bumper allowed for the fog lights to be mounted under the grille instead of inside it.  In June 1991, power was increased to 58PS43kW ) and in 1992, power steering and automatic transmission became available for the first time.  The top speed of this model was 120 kph75 mph ).  In February 1995, power increased yet again to 64PS47kW ).  Production of the JA11 ended 9 months later with the introduction of the coil sprung JA12  22.

1995  Jimny  2G:   jim13   ( JA12W )

( The JA12 used the 657cc F6A 3-cylinder engine from the JA11 )

1995 Jimny 2G Landventure Turbo:   jim14   ( JA22W )

The JA22 received the recently developed and more powerful K6A engine.  The JA12 and the JA22 both had the same power output, 64hp48kW ) in order to satisfy kei regulations.

The  Jimny  3rd  Generation 1998 ~)

1998  Jimny  3G:   jim15   (JB23 )

At the 1997 Tōkyō Motor Show, Suzuki presented the all new Jimny, with a much more modern design.  A ladder type chassis and dual ratio transfer box were retained along with the 660cc K6A engine.

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The Mazda AZ Offroad introduced in October 1998, is a rebadged Suzuki Jimny.  Manually operated 4WD is standard with auto locking front hubs and low rangeautomatic transmission is an optional extra.



Image result for computer games clipart  The ‘Suzuki Jimny‘ in Computer Games:

1992 ゼロ·ヨン·チャンプ II (Zero4 Champ II) (1993);  Kat’s Run – Zennihon K Car Shenshuken (1995):   3-D Dinosaur Adventure (1996);  Wangan Midnight (2002);  ’82 Uchû Keiji Tamashii (The Space Sheriff Spirits)(2006):   Drift City (2007);  Mafia Wars (2008):   Superstars V8 Next Challenge (2010):   Fireburst (2012);  MXGP:The Official Motocross Videogame (2014):   Drift City Mobile (2015):   MXGP 2:The Official Motocross Videogame (2016): 


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