Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Having Fun in a Jimny

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Having Fun in a Jimny

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Byline: By Andy Richards

Sometimes, despite having misgivings, a car catches your eye. The Suzuki Jimny is a case in point.

It's small and not particularly comfortable

The climate control isn't good and its controls could do with a revamp: they look old-fashioned.

But despite all those gripes, the Jimny is undeniably terrific fun to tear around in. I was hooked after my first drive.

You sit high in the vehicle which feels like a traditional jeep and it makes no demands of you. You're in total control.

The stress-free driving position keeps you feeling fresh on the longest of journeys. The steering wheel is positioned just right and feels comfortable in your hands. Cockpit dials are large and clustered together to convey vital information at a glance.

The Jimny aims to squeeze maximum utility from compact dimensions. You can seat four adult passengers reasonably comfortably. Headroom is more than ample, and Suzuki carved out extra inches for feet, knees and elbows, so there's additional room to stretch. The sporty seats are large, comfortable and supportive.

Getting in and out is easy for people of all ages thanks to wide door openings, low side sills and a front passenger seat that slides forward all the way to make room for rear seat passengers as they board or exit.

Quality craftsmanship is clearly apparent. For the JLX model, the doors and dashboard are fully trimmed and the seats upholstered with durable, high-quality fabric. …

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