Increased engine and body size gave it hard-torquing performance combined with well-balanced styling. The newly designed engine block and extended cylinder stroke increased engine output, giving the JA11 superb handling characteristics at low and middle gear speeds. This combination has won the JA11 a reputation among motor vans as being the greatest Jimny of them all. The JA11 saw the inclusion in its design and construction of many features and upgrades that had long been desired by customers in its various models. Examples included the Model 3 power steering, the Model 4 3-speed automatic transmission and the Model 5 increased power output. The traditional SUS layout leaf rigid suspension was also upgraded.
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