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Suzuki GB PLC is very pleased to announce that the recently launched Jimny has won the Best 4x4 category at the UK Car of The Year Awards 2019. Jimny was comprehensively judged by the group of 29 journalists on the voting panel and will now line up for the final round of judging  this week to determine the overall winner of the UK Car of The Year announced on 1st March.

The judges will evaluate all eligible cars again at the recently opened Caffeine & Machine venue in Warwickshire which is already proving hugely popular with car fans across the UK.

In the first round of voting to determine the category winners, the new Jimny model impressed many of the judges with several comments including:

“It’s so rare to find a car that provokes such enthusiasm from such a wide variety of people. It gets people animated and talking about cars, which too few new models can manage.”
Paul Barker – Company Car Today

"It’s impossible not to smile when considering the new Suzuki Jimny. Offering shrunken, but proper, 4x4 skills wrapped in a fun and perfectly judged shape, it nods to Suzuki’s heritage but interprets it in a truly fresh way.”
Guy Bird – Freelance

"If we are talking about building a 4x4 that is fit for purpose Suzuki has aced it; the latest Jimny not only looks fantastic but it’s also a genuinely great off-roader, not to mention extremely affordable to buy and run.”
Chris Knapman – Car Gurus

“Once in a while a car appears that people are drawn to irrespective of price or brand. The honesty, purity of design and robustness of the Jimny makes it deserving of an award.”
Jonny Smith – TV Presenter.

Jimny offers the latest in safety technology as standard with Dual Sensor Brake Support (DSBS) Lane Departure Warning, and Weaving Alert. Air conditioning, Auto Headlights with High Beam Assist, front foglamps and Bluetooth connectivity are also fitted as standard equipment.

Jimny is powered by a 101PS 1.5-litre petrol engine and is fitted with ALLGRIP PRO selectable four wheel drive with low transfer gear as standard equipment.

Notes to Editors:

The UK Car of the Year Awards are designed specifically for the UK car-buying public. It is the calibre of the 29 professional journalist judges that cover the whole industry that lends UKCOTY a gravitas hitherto unrivalled. Geographically all corners of the UK are represented and the judges comprise some of the most respected names in motoring journalism. Many of the judges will drive in excess of 300 cars a year and the combined panel reach more than 80 million consumers a month.


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