The first-generation Jimny was born in 1970. It was a three seater and the only mini car in the off-road vehicle segment.
Various models followed, retaining the small lightweight 4x4 body capable of crossing rivers and climbing over mountains (literally) and in 2018 the latest model has been released - Its unique dimensions mean the Jimny can manoeuvre where larger vehicles do not dare to go. Its lightweight keeps it going strong over mud, through sand, and up steep slippery slopes where heavier vehicles tend to get stuck.
Sales figures skyrocketed since the release of the new model and it was even nominated for AutoTrader’s South African Car of the Year award, but what is it that makes it so unique?
The new Jimny’s body has been built for off-road functionality in every detail. From the tough square form to the colour variations – giving it a faint similarity to the way larger and well-known Hummer.
On the inside, the feisty 2-seater has a down-to-earth design with an illuminated meter cluster, electric windows and the GLX model comes with a 7-inch infrared touchscreen with AM/FM radio, USB socket, Bluetooth connectivity, voice command and an SD card slot. It works with various smartphone applications like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Mirrorlink.
This little beast has loads more features and functions, but best would be if you could test drive this vehicle for yourself at Suzuki Namibia (Windhoek or Swakopmund).