Suzuki has announced a special edition version of its Jimny off-roader that offers slightly improved value for money.
The Suzuki Jimny Adventure Special Edition is based on the current SZ4 model, which means it gets 15-inch Dark Silver alloy wheels, synthetic leather seats, air conditioning and rear privacy glass as standard.
Additions specific to the limited edition model include navigation with Bluetooth connectivity, hard spare wheel cover with the ‘Adventure’ logo and a unique Pearl White Metallic / Quasar Grey two-tone paint job.
Moving the 1,090kg mini off-roader is the job of a 1.3-litre 16 valve petrolm, which features variable valve timing (VVT). Fuel economy is said to be 39.8mpg, while CO2 emissions work out at 162g/km. 0-62mph takes 14.1 seconds, no matter how quick you are with the manual gearbox.
The Jimny was first launched in 1998 and was given a facelift in 2013 (although you would be hard-pressed to tell what was changed). There are 24,000 Jimny owners in the UK, Suzuki said, adding that many are now on their third or fourth consecutive car.
Just 200 examples of the Jimny Adventure Special Edition are coming to the UK, each one starting from £14,949 and available to buy now. That makes it £1,000 dearer than the SZ4 model before you factor in the optional metallic paintjob worth £430.
By no means the best off-roader on the market (it’s actually one of the worst), but the Jimny may prove the car for you if you find the Dacia Duster too bulky and crossovers too common.