Arguably one of the most characterful 4x4s ever created, one can’t help but smile when looking at or driving in the Jimny. It has its drawbacks, yes, but it also has its pros, which, bar its pukka off-road capabilities, is how it makes you feel. (Suzuki’s compact 4×4 made such an impression on our editor that he actually went out and bought one.)

Subjectivity aside, we hop into the range-topping GLX model, replete with the firm’s Rhino Edition kit, and dive into the pros and cons of the new-generation Jimny. Watch our in-depth video review below…

At a glance:

Suzuki Jimny 1.5 AllGrip GLX AT

  • Price: R385 900
  • Engine: 1.5 L, 4-cyl, petrol
  • Transmission: 4-spd AT
  • Driven wheels: 4
  • Power: 75 kW @ 6 000 r/min
  • Torque: 130 Nm @ 4 000 r/min
  • 0-100 km/h: n/a
  • Top speed: n/a
  • Fuel consumption: 6.8 L/100 km
  • CO2: 158 g/km