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The Suzuki Jimny Rhino Edition

By Tshidi Malebana

Say Hello to the adventurous GL and Rhino package, the latest addition to the Jimny range. The most popular and loved Jimny by name,4X4 by nature is powered by 1.5-litre petrol with variable valve timing and multi-point injection that produces 75 kW/130Nm of torque. All models are fitted with a ladder frame chassis, rigid axles in the front and rear with a three-link suspension system and a fully mechanical low range transfer case. A meticulously crafted Jimny style that’s better experienced than explained.

There is a choice of either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission, with air conditioning and power steering as standard. As standard, the GL are electric windows, electrically adjustable mirrors and a Suzuki audio system with Bluetooth and USB connectivity, steering wheel controls, as well as added a 50:50 split rear bench seat and remote central locking.

The outside of the GL shares many of its GLX sibling’s features. With the hardened off-road-ready alloy wheels, finished in smoky chrome trim and with an alloy-equipped full-size spare wheel. It also shares the flagship’s front fog lights in the squared-off front bumper. There is a choice of all body colours and the two-tone paint option, where the roof is finished in a contrasting colour to the rest of the body.

“We believe that the Jimny GL is the complete answer to the question from interested customers who love the Jimny and its promise of adventure, but who do not need all the luxuries and accompanying higher price of the GLX model,” says Brendon Carpenter, Brand Marketing Manager at Suzuki South Africa.

The Rhino package is now available at dealers in manual and automatic. The kit resurrects the well-known Jimny Rhino logomark that first appeared on the Suzuki SJ series exactly 40 years ago. It has since become synonymous with the durability, plucky and go-anywhere nature of the Jimny. Added to the design elements of the Jimny Rhino are; Exclusive Rhino decals, a Rhino-branded soft spare wheel cover, the Suzuki Heritage grille, and Red Suzuki mud flaps, as well as Rain and wind deflectors.

For the great outdoors, all Jimny models have Hill Descent Control, which electronically controls the engine and brakes during steep descents, allowing the driver to focus on steering inputs is a must for tackling even the most challenging of hills!

Price starts from R336 900 for the GL manual and R357 900 for the GL automatic.

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