As A Rally Legend, The Suzuki Jimny Looks Even Better
December 28, 2023 / By Zunair Tahir / Automotive News
These Two Crossovers Carry On The Spirit Of The Lancia Delta Integrale And Renault 5
The legendary off-roader and cult favorite Suzuki Jimny is about to get a makeover just in time for the 2024 Tokyo Auto Salon, all thanks to the creative efforts of Japanese tuning company DAMD.
Known for producing unique body packages for little Japanese automobiles, the business will present two striking designs that honor classic European models: the Renault 5 and the esteemed Lancia Delta Integrale.
First off, the Jimny, as interpreted by DAMD, is a tiny crossover with headlights that are similar to those of the Renault 5 and a radiator grille that matches the small hatchback.
The Jimny’s white OZ wheels give it a rally-ready appearance, and the little spoiler at the back is a nod to the 5’s soft wing. Interestingly, unlike the original Renault 5 Turbo, a sticker on the side indicates that this vehicle is non-turbo.
DAMD also offers a Jimny that is modeled after the Lancia Delta Integrale if you like a more aggressive appearance. The company’s redesign, with its four circular headlights and yellow fog lamps built into the bumper, perfectly embodies the spirit of the Italian rally hatch. A bigger spoiler is located at the back.
Suzuki Jimny For The 2024 Tokyo Auto Saloon
Regretfully, the two crossovers’ rally-inspired styling isn’t complemented by any mechanical changes. The little off-road vehicle in Japan is equipped with a tiny 658-cc three-cylinder turbocharged engine that produces 63 horsepower and 71 pound-feet of torque.
A 1.5-liter naturally aspirated mill with 101 horsepower and 102 lb-ft of torque is available in foreign markets. However, those figures don’t alter.