As we are waiting for the five-door Jimny to arrive, Suzuki launched a special edition of the regular three-door model. The Jimny Sierra 4Sport is an off-road-prepped version of the tiny SUV, offered in a limited number of 100 units exclusively reserved for the Brazilian market.
The 4Sport comes standard with a snorkel, a roof rack for carrying extra cargo and equipment, wide fender add-ons matching the unpainted bumpers and grille, plus rock sliders. The exterior is painted in a gray shade with 4Sport and 4X4 stickers, plus blue-painted mounting points on both ends. More importantly, it comes fitted with a set of black 15-inch alloy wheels shod in Pirelli M/T tires for added traction.
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Inside, the special edition gets blue accents on the climate vents, gearknob, and leather seat upholstery matching the funky exterior, alongside 4Sport lettering on the seatbacks and dashboard. Unlike the EU-spec and UK-spec Jimny models that are exclusively available as two-seater LCVs due to the strict emission regulations, Brazil still gets the four-seater passenger version. The front seats have the ability to fold flat and create beds for adventurous owners who like to sleep in nature.
The Jimny has proven its off-road prowess but the 4Sport is a little bit better. While there are no changes on the ladder-frame chassis or the suspension, the grippy M/T tires will make a difference. Also, thanks to the snorkel, the wading depth has been increased to 600 mm (23.6 inches). The only downside is that the add-ons have reduced the approach angle to 31 degrees (from 37 degrees) and the departure angle to 40 degrees (from 49 degrees), although those figures are still quite impressive.
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Under the bonnet lies the familiar naturally aspirated 1.5-liter petrol engine, producing 107 hp (79 kW / 108 PS) and 138 Nm (102 lb-ft) of torque. Interestingly, those figures are slightly increased compared to the Jimny specs in other markets where it is good for 101 hp (75 kW / 102 PS) and 130 Nm (96 lb-ft). Power is transmitted to all four wheels through a four-speed automatic gearbox and Suzuki’s AllGrip Pro all-wheel drive system.
According to the official website of Suzuki in Brazil, the Jimny Sierra 4Sport is priced at R$181,990 ($35,105), which makes it R$25,000 ($4,822) more expensive than the base-spec Jimny with the same engine. Unfortunately, the 4Sport is not available anywhere else in the world – at least at the moment – although we are sure many Suzuki fans would like a piece of it. Maybe the automaker will bring something similar with the upcoming facelift and electrification of the Jimny that is expected in 2023.