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By Jiminy! Suzuki’s baby 4×4 takes a top World car of Year title

  • Suzy’s little Jimny scores top in World Cars
  • Finalist for three years – now top Urban
  • On- and off-road for everyday families
WORLD WARD FOR LITTLE JIMNY. Image: World Car Awards

NEW YORK – The Road to the World Car Awards journey has ended at the New York auto show with the Suzuki Jimny declared ‘2019 World Urban Car.

A Suzuki car has been a “Top Three in the World” finalist in the World Urban Car category for three consecutive years. This year’it was a top three finalist in the World Car Design of the Year category. The top three were Hyundai AH2/Santro, Kia Soul – and the Suzuki Jimny.

Toshihiro Suzukideom from Suzuki Motor Corporation said: “We at Suzuki are greatly honoured to receive this award. The Jimny is the one-and-only, compact, authentic, off-roader and we’ve kept true to this concept for almost 50 years. It now has many fans around the world who enjoy its excellent performance and one-of-a-kind functional design, on tar and off.”

READ MORE Suzuki Jimny features on Carman’s Corner

Vehicles were selected and voted on by an international panel of 86 prominent automotive journalists from 24 countries. Each was appointed by the World Car steering committee on the basis of expertise, experience, credibility, and influence. KPMG tabulated the ballots.

The Road to the World Car Awards is an annual journey in partnership with the New York International Auto Show. The journey follows our international journalists as they test-drive, and vote on, the 2019 eligible vehicles. The official launch took place in Paris on October 2nd and ended with today’s winners’ press conference.

World Car made several stops along the way: our fifth annual L.A. Test Drives event concluded the last week of November. The event was an outstanding success with 48 jurors attending from 18 different countries across the six day event. ZF was the event’s exclusive host.

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