Every time the Suzuki Jimny arrives up, folks in the U.S. toss all over phrases like “forbidden fruit” and phrases like “unobtanium.” Even now, the automaker’s latest off-roader may be difficult to get, even for folks in marketplaces exactly where it is bought. The new Jimny Heritage Edition will before long be out there in Australia, but its super-limited numbers will make it 1 of the rarest pint-sized off-roaders yet.
Suzuki reported it would only make 300 of the retro-influenced Jimnys. The company’s Australian web-site demonstrates 4 colorways, together with environmentally friendly, white, grey, and black, just about every accented by purple and orange graphics and pink mudflaps. Heritage decals and a exceptional cargo tray spherical out the search.
The Heritage Edition receives the identical 1.5-liter four-cylinder motor that the common Jimny and Jimny Lite get, which provides all over 100 horsepower and 96 pound-ft of torque. Suzuki provides a 4-speed automatic transmission in other variants, but the Heritage will come exclusively with a five-speed manual gearbox. The Jimny’s extremely-compact sizing, limited wheelbase, and practically nonexistent entrance and rear overhangs make it a incredibly capable off-roader. Utility autos have ballooned in size listed here in the States, and whilst we never ever got the Jimny, we did get oddities like the Geo/Chevy Tracker right before the market place went wild on luxo-barge SUVs.
The Heritage Edition builds on the GLX trim, the most “luxurious” variant, if you can phone it that. The trim gets a 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, navigation, LED headlights, a rearview digicam, fog lights, and even some sophisticated driver aids.
Even though little and somewhat fundamental, the Jimny Heritage Edition can be upgraded with numerous possibilities and components. Suzuki gives skid plates, cargo components, top quality speakers, and even an $1,800 (AUD) 15-inch wheel package. Pricing starts at AUD 33,490, or $22,591, a couple thousand far more than the base Jimny. White is the only standard paint coloration, nonetheless, so fortunate purchasers will have to shell out an more $695 for a single of the other hues.
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