The Suzuki Jimny Heritage edition proves that stripes make everything better
And to buy the retro little 4x4 only requires £18,760... and an Australian postcode. Doh!
This is, very obviously, a Suzuki Jimny with some stripes and lairy mudflaps. It is that simple and straightforward. And yet as soon as we heard about it, we found ourselves compelled to go over to Suzuki Australia’s site and put in an expression of interest for one of the 300 coming to the sunburnt shores of the lucky country.
And yes, Australia still gets the Jimny, without having to jump through hoops and loopholes for a ‘light commercial vehicle’.
Anywho, the Jimny ‘Heritage’ model really is a stickers and sweeteners edition – in that it’s literally making use of the stickers and add-on sweeteners that Suzuki’s Japanese customers can already buy through the genuine Suzuki accessory catalogue. The Heritage edition is, as well as a celebration of the Jimny’s half century of history, a judicious run-through of the newest Jimny’s options list and JDM accessories catalogue.
So alongside the ‘this can only be the Seventies... or a K&N oil filter’ red and orange decals, you get red mudflaps, a cargo tray, build badge and “Exclusive Jimny Heritage pack”. Which means... um, well, nobody has been able to tell us just yet.
And, in what could be our favourite part of all, the Jimny Heritage offers a choice of five-speed manual or buying something else. No, wait, we found a more favourite part: that the entire thing costs just 33,490 dollarydoos, or about £18,760. That’s all it takes, for a hilarious and personable little billy goat that looks like 1976, feels like 1996 and is as much fun as it was to be six. Which, if memory serves, is when stripes and lairy mudflaps were the coolest thing in the world.
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