Suzuki Jimny spy 1

Another new vehicle on the cards, never mind that it happens to be a 15-year-old design, because its followers and fans won’t care. Said vehicle is the third-generation Suzuki Jimny, which we hear is set to be launched in the country sometime next month.

Ever enterprising spyshot contributors Anol Alias and ApexKit spotted an evaluation mule in the JPJ Putrajaya car park late last week, and sent along the pix you see here.

The hardy fella is expected to arrive in its JB43 variant form, equipped with a 1.3 litre M13AA four-pot petrol mill – the grapevine suggests that it’ll be priced in the RM90,000 range. It’s also rumoured that both five-speed manual and four-speed automatic transmission choices will be available for the Jimny, which features a part-time 4WD system.

The robust and reliable offering will no doubt be welcomed by fleet operators, but its cult appeal should also see it make its way into the hands of a fair number of private individual buyers.

More on it when the time comes.