Just wOW! I quite liked the design personally there is some Defender G-wagen & Wrangler in the design its nice! Especially the camouflaged one looks like a G on camouflage from the rear . I'm quite positive on the Suzuki's new retro design elements just like in the Ignis ,new Alto in the making and now this clap!
But things going against Jimny are:
*The size, though compactness is good for offroading & urban use,the previous generation is a very tiny thing dimensions exactly matching the Celerio, its very narrow !
*Lack of new generation engines in India : 1.3 MJD & 1.0 booster jet would be just average for this SUV , previous generation weighed 1000-1100 kg,being ladder frame and to meet newer crash norms (not for India :P) also throwing in Suzuki's weight loss techniques like plastic tanks ,thin sheets & ultra tensile steels this should be weighing the same !
*Pricing : Last few launches from suzuki was quite over priced ! Ignis,Dzire & the S Cross, Maruti or Suzuki is not Hyundai or Toyota for India , hoping this to under cut Thar by a couple of lakhs!
If made in India with full safety and features kit & at the least with the FIAT 1.3 MJD this could win hearts of enthusiasts & masses together ! Also hoping they would come up with some practical versions of this one like LWB or a 5 Door !
Meanwhile, I wont say Suzuki got a lot inspired from this chinese butch :P :