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Why I love my Jimny [Customer review]
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Why I love my Jimny [Customer review]

Since its introduction in 1970, the Suzuki Jimny has evolved into the beloved icon we know today. It's the perfect all-round vehicle. Hloniphile Nbhele spoke to us about why she loves her Jimny.

Since its introduction in 1970, the Suzuki Jimny has evolved into the beloved icon we know today

’m a huge Suzuki fan. I previously drove a Celerio, which was fantastic; but I’ve always leaned toward the Jimny. There’s just something about the Jimny design – perhaps it's cool ‘personality’ – that has always appealed to me.

It was therefore with great excitement that I took delivery of my Jimny in January this year! It’s the latest version and has all the conveniences I need in a car. And it’s absolutely fantastic to drive, even better than I expected. It’s small enough to zip around town and shopping centres, but the height gives you a much better view than standard cars, which I love.

The interior packing space is a dream. I know the Jimny is small by traditional SUV standards (but that’s the point), and its size in no way diminishes its capability. Within a day I had already made myself ‘at home’ in my new car with the perfect spot for all my goodies, from my phone, water bottle and everything else.

Mine has a green exterior and black interior, which some friends have commented is a bit unconventional. My answer is always that the last thing a Jimny driver wants to be is ‘conventional’! I chose this car specifically because it stands out. I love the fact that I can instantly spot it in any parking lot, and when I do, I always get that warm feeling of familiarity. That’s why I chose the Jimny – we just clicked.

One of the things I love most about this car is its sturdy off-road design. I have always loved that type of car, and the Jimny looks tough and capable from any angle. I think the fact that it’s compact makes its design stand out even more. There’s no ‘wasted space’ – it’s just a tough and solid compact off-roader.

And it doesn’t only look capable, it really is. I’m an outdoorsy person, so I did a lot of research before buying my Jimny. I know it can handle itself off the beaten track. Right after I got it I was actually driving up a hill (that I normally hate) – when I stopped at the light I remembered it has Hill Start Assist, so I took my feet off the pedals, and my Jimny didn’t budge. Amazing!

Sadly, with lockdown, I haven’t had the chance to go and explore in my new Jimny, but I promise to let you know as soon as we do our first proper off-road trip! I did, however, do a short road trip between Gauteng and Durban, and I think I fell even more in love! My Jimny is fantastic on the open road and incredibly comfortable, and it didn’t even flinch when we hit roads that need more than a little maintenance.

I know I’m going to have many adventures in my Jimny, and with every kilometre, I love it a little bit more, if that’s even possible!
It's the perfect all-round vehicle. Hloniphile Nbhele spoke to us about why she loves her Jimny.

It was therefore with great excitement that I took delivery of my Jimny in January this yea


Suzuki Jimny 4x4

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