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You can find 85 different trims/engines for the Suzuki Jimny and their corresponding recommended towing capacity.

The years available stretch from 2001 through to 2022 and to view the towing capacity you just click to expand.

The Suzuki Jimny is a 4-wheel drive off-road mini SUV that has been in production since the 1970s. Having sold 2.85 million units to date, the Jimny has enjoyed great success in over 195 countries.

In 1968 Suzuki acquired the small bankrupt car manufacturing company ‘Hope Motor Company’ which was the original creator of the ON360 car, seen as the original predecessor to the Jimny. The company had not managed to bring the  ON360 into production and at that time had only built 45 vehicles. Suzuki took this car and from it created the LJ10, a small off-road vehicle with a 359 cc air-cooled 2-stroke engine. The following years brought a succession of improved models carrying the nameplates LJ20, LJ50 and finally the LJ80 or the Jimny 8.

A second generation was created for the year 1981, there were two main engine variants, 550 cc or 660 cc with 4-speed manual transmission as standard. It was in 1998 that the Jimny had a radical change to the chassis, creating a much more rounded aesthetic whilst maintaining the trademark front grille.

The 1998 model debuted at the Tokyo Motor Show and showcased a ladder-type chassis and dual ratio transfer case. The two variations were simply a two-door soft-top or a two door hard top with a 1.3-liter 80 hp engine as standard. These vehicles were all part-time 4-wheel drives, with the ability to switch between 2-wheel to 4-wheel drive via a switch on the dashboard.

Visibility was excellent thanks to the characteristically large windows and extended exterior mirrors. The two trim levels were JX and JLX with the latter offering power steering, electric windows and powered wing mirrors.

All variants were offered with either 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission.

2013 saw a facelift with the fourth generation released in 2018, and efforts were made to revive the original boxy appearance of the 1970 models.

All new modern Jimnys came with Suzuki’s own ’Safety support’ system.