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    The previous Jimny was sold in Europe with a diesel option 1.5.There was very little interest in it & petrol far outsold it.Probably the reason they didn't bother with the UK .Now look at the price of diesel, its anywhere from 10/18 per litre.The stealth tax on this fuel has already started and will get more expensive the nearer they get to banning it.Suzuki know that 90% of Jimny buyers dont do excessive miles therefore there would be no saving for the buyer if diesel continues to increase.

    Regarding a Turbo, most small cars fitted usually have annoying turbo lag.I had it on the Fiesta and also it was terrible on a 124 Spider i recently test drove.Ive not had a chance to drive the new Jimny as yet.However if its as punchy and smooth as the little 1.2 dueljet thats fitted in our 2017 Ignes then it simply won't require one.At 19k miles since June 2017 it's been a surprisingly pleasurable drive be it motorway or urban driving.I wouldnt expect to get in a Jimny and assume its going to drive the same as a family car or a Soft 4x4 heigh end offroader.Also regarding reviews, its ok to drive a car for a couple of hours and then conclude.However you have had to live with the previous model long term and then live with the new for more than just a couple of hours to make a comparison.I dont understand reviewers who jump into 4X4's and the complain about body roll ext.Its not a Family/hot hatch you intend to go to Ikea in and return 60mpg. Its also annoying that they assume fuel type is at the forefront when purchasing a Jimny. It clearly isn't the case as again they are wrongly assuming a large %age are  purchased as a family car.

     

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    5 hours ago, Davyo said:

    The previous Jimny was sold in Europe with a diesel option 1.5.There was very little interest in it & petrol far outsold it.Probably the reason they didn't bother with the UK .Now look at the price of diesel, its anywhere from 10/18 per litre.The stealth tax on this fuel has already started and will get more expensive the nearer they get to banning it.Suzuki know that 90% of Jimny buyers dont do excessive miles therefore there would be no saving for the buyer if diesel continues to increase.

     

     

     

    Exactly.

    Currently, the writing is on the wall for diesel (rightly or wrongly does not matter).

    If Suzuki wasn't interested in selling a diesel Jimny here in the early 2000's when fuel was a lot cheaper - and everyone was switching to diesels - I can not see them doing it now...

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