WRITE-UP: 2013 Suzuki Jimny

The Suzuki Jimny is a charming and plucky two-door off-roader that oozes character. The beauty is in the simplicity. Cute, with a modern and aggressive appearance. Powered by a 1.3-litre four-cylinder engine with 63kW and 110Nm, the Jimny may seem small, but it has enough power to tootle around town nicely. However, don’t expect top-notch performance, as this car is not designed for speedsters. In fact, it’s not ideal for highway driving, as it feels a bit disconcerting when doing over 100km/h and can be buffeted by strong winds.

But take the Jimny off the highway and onto off-road terrain, and suddenly, it comes alive. With its soft suspension, low-range gearbox, lockable differential, and exceptional ground clearance, the Jimny is a brilliant off-road vehicle that refuses to get stuck even in the toughest of conditions. It’s no wonder that it is used by some armed forces around the world.

While the interior of the Jimny is basic and simple, it is comfortable and practical, with redesigned seats, air conditioning, a CD player, electric windows, and ISOFIX anchor points for baby seats. And although it may not have fancy gadgets, it more than makes up for it with its superb off-road ability.

Overall, the Suzuki Jimny is a unique and different vehicle that is easy to parallel park and drive through narrow streets in the city, but truly shines when taken off the tarred roads. It’s like a Labrador puppy that’s happiest when unclipped from its leash and charging through streams and up embankments. So, if you’re not in a hurry, the Jimny is definitely worth considering.

If you are looking for a plucky little off-roader for those impromptu weekend bashes, have a look at a quality pre-loved version or let us know and we will see what we can find for you!

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