2019 Suzuki Jimny Form or Function Radio Segment

2019 Suzuki Jimny World Car Awards

Suzuki Jimny

Jimny World urban Car winner

Looks or function? David Brown tells us about an award winner that is definitely one not the other

The Suzuki Jimny was recently declared the 2019 World Urban Car in The Road to the World Car Awards

The three finalists for the award were the Kia Soul, the Hyundai AH2/Santro and the Suzuki Jimny.

This is obviously reflecting an award of style over function.

The Jimny is a cute looking all-wheel drive vehicle – Jeep like in apostive way.

It turned heads where ever we went during our test.

It has a heritage of being good on farms with a cheap price but good off road creditials.

But its interior is rugged, the engine is a bit wheezey and it has poor safety rating.

Character yes, urban car not really.

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto