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Liberty Walk’s G-Class-inspired Jimny has met its AMG cousin

The big bad G-Wagen squares up to its Japanese mini-me. Spot the difference

Published: 09 Jan 2019
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The early front-runner for ‘most modded car of 2019’ isn’t what we were expecting. It’s not the gargantuan Rolls-Royce Cullinan or even the latest Mercedes G-Class (yet).

No, it’s a car so small it could nestle in the Rolls’ cupholders – the adorable Suzuki Jimny. Here’s premier purveyors of Japanese crazy Liberty Walk’s finished ‘Suzuki G mini’. And it’s been to meet a friend.

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We first brought you the news of rivet gun-happy Liberty Walk setting about the Jimny back in August last year. The rendering suggested a menu of phat wheelarches, a square jawline and a stadium’s-worth of high-intensity spotlights. Happily, the finished article is the dead-ringer for Liberty Walk’s own tuned Mercedes-AMG G63 we hoped it would be.

Double-bar front grille? Check. Black multispoke rims? Check. Chromed tailgate spare wheel cover? You better believe it. The 'G mini' is every inch the, er, mini G.

What’s great about this conversion is how the character of the original Jimny has survived intact. Those intricate wheels don’t look oversized (unlike the G’s). It still looks tough. Utilitarian. Like it’d be as at home scaling Mount Fuji as it would mooching through downtown Tokyo, the subtle melodies of Teriyaki Boyz leaking from the tinted windows.

As far as TG.com can tell, there’s only thing it’s missing in this family reunion portrait. Liberty Walk, where exactly are your G mini's side-exit exhausts?

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Other tuning houses of the world, you know what to do with the Jimny next…

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