Sunday, April 21, 2019
Suzuki Jimny is 2019 World Urban Car of the Year
The Jaguar I-PACE may have swept the World Car of the Year, World Green Car of the Year, and World Car Design of the Year awards, but there’s one that it didn’t get: World Urban Car of the Year. Instead, that honor went to the 2019 Suzuki Jimny.
Mike Rutherford, World Car Awards Program Juror, Executive Director and Co-Chairman comments:
“Suzuki had again seen off many rival manufacturers from all corners of the globe to become a 2019 World Car finalist and now it’s an outright WCOTY category winner with its all-new Jimny. This is a company that produces some of the finest small cars on the market, and can really celebrate its global Urban Car success in winning a trophy at the New York International Auto Show”.
The Suzuki Jimny beat out the Hyundai AH2/Santro, Kia Soul, Audi A1, and SEAT Arona to win this award.
The Jimny’s win follows two Top 3 Shortlists for Suzuki with the Ignis in 2017 and the Swift in 2018. And in addition to winning the Urban Car of the Year, the Jimny was also a Top 3 Finalist for World Car Design of the Year.
The 2019 Suzuki Jimny was officially launched in March of this year after a preview at the Philippine International Motor Show last October 2018.