The Suzuki Jimny has made its launch debut in Singapore during the 2019 The Cars at Expo event, with the pint-sized off-roader being priced by Champion Motors at SGD114,100 (RM346,328) with COE. In Thailand, the Jimny starts from 1.55 million baht (RM200,762).

There’s only one variant here, which uses a K15B 1.5 litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder engine that provides 100 hp at 6,000 rpm and 130 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. The mill is linked to a four-speed automatic with Suzuki’s AllGrip Pro four-wheel drive system featuring selectable high and low range.

Built on a ladder frame with additional cross members, the Jimny uses a three-link rigid axle with coil springs at the front and rear for better performance off-road, as well as improved ride comfort. A 210 mm ride height, 4.9 metre turning radius, along with 37-degree approach, 28-degree ramp breakover and 49-degree departure angles contribute to off-road performance.

For the money, the Singapore-spec Jimny is rather well equipped, with automatic LED projector headlamps, LED taillights, 15-inch alloy wheels (195/80 profile tyres), automatic air-conditioning and a multi-function steering wheel.

The list of safety and driver assist systems is also rather impressive, with six airbags, Vehicle Sway Warning, Lane Departure Warning, High Beam Assist, Hill Hold Control, Hill Descent Control, ESP, ABS and Dual Sensor Brake Support (DSBS), with the last item being a form of autonomous emergency braking. Eight colour options are available, but it’ll cost an additional SGD1,000 for a contrasting roof.

GALLERY: Suzuki Jimny at the 2019 Bangkok Motor Show