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06 May 2020
'J WAGON'

Enter the Jimny. On sale in various forms since the 1970s, the compact car enjoys a cult following of loyal fans - some in love with its baby G-Wagen aesthetics and others attracted to its legitimate rock-climbing ability. These personalised plates (pictured above) are a cheeky addition to the car improving the overall aesthetic look. The J-Wagen (as some may call it) isn’t the most luxurious or powerful car, and while it does look a bit “my first 4x4”, the Jimny promises to take you (almost) anywhere your heart desires. The Suzuki Jimny has long-been a budget option for those after a go-anywhere off-roader without the bulk of a Toyota LandCruiser or Nissan patrol. It has a fresh 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine mated to either five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmissions. The sole engine option delivers 75kW of power and 130Nm of torque - 12kW and 20Nm more than before.While those modest outputs don’t look overly impressive on paper, the Jimny’s slender 1100kg weight allows the motor to move it along effortlessly. Aside from the obvious - retro vibes and go-anywhere ability - Suzuki has also decked the new Jimny out with modern safety tech such as autonomous emergency braking and lane departure warning systems. Other features include climate control, power windows and cruise control. The Jimny rides on 15-inch alloy wheels wrapped in all-weather tyres which provided a surprising amount of grip in slippery conditions. Even popular car enthusiast - Shmee150 has acquired the 'jimmy' into his impressive car collection.