DAMD’s Suzuki Jimny Tunes Make Great LR Defender And G-Class Impressions

About three months ago, the Japanese aftermarket specialists at DAMD (Dream Automotive Design and Development) revealed two CGIs that previewed the company’s customizing plans for the all-new Jimny.

More specifically, the images showed a “Little D.” Jimny styled to resemble the Land Rover Defender and a “Little G.” model designed to look like the Mercedes-Benz G-Class.

With the Tokyo Auto Salon (January 11-13) right around the corner, DAMD has now released photos of the two actual demo cars that will be on display in the Japanese capital.

We hope you’ll agree with us when saying the demo cars look much better than the CGIs. The Little D. and Little G. make a great impression of the iconic off-roaders they pay homage to. We’ll leave it up to you to say if DAMD’s work has exceeded that of Liberty Walk as far as the Jimny styled after the G-Class is concerned.

As for the Defender-flavored Jimny, it’s safe to say the Little D. is the best-looking of its kind so far. As a reminder, Chelsea Truck Company has also promised to build a Defender-like body kit for the Jimny but its CGI pales in comparison.

DAMD says both body kits will be released at the beginning of this spring, with prices to be announced closer to launch. The packages will be available both for owners of the widebody Jimny (called Jimny Sierra in Japan) and the Jimny Kei car. Let us know which of the two body kits is your favorite and whether you’d consider buying one if they were available outside Japan.

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  • Evo45

    I’m fine with Defender looks actually, G-Class one is meh.

  • carsmofo

    this car needs to come to the US, like right now…

    • Leofred

      Nah, you aint havin dis. Make ur own

  • Sebastian Jastrzębski

    “Little G” is probably fine, but I’m not sure about the “Little D.” bodykit… Especially for Japanese market.

    • donald seymour

      Why? Really? Come on why did our minds have to go there? Laugh out Loud .

  • Hi I am Zako

    The try hard package.

  • Bo Hanan

    And this is why Suzuki should partner with another car maker and sell these cars in the USA. These cars would be highly desirable sell outs.

    • EM1

      I agree 100%. I think Toyota was in talks about this, well that what was mentioned in some blogs.

  • Ary Wisesa

    Both styles are nice. It only proofs that the Jimny design is versatile enough to become anything. 🙂

  • Mark Hawthorne

    Has anyone driven one of these? I did last weekend. I have to say while I liked it in pictures, in the metal it is smaller than I imagined, stupidly impractical as a result (so little space for people/stuff inside) and it feels as fragile as it’s appalling crash test results suggest it is. My wife really liked the idea but…no. Anyone who says this is a Baby-G or Defender has clearly never been in one. I’m genuinely shocked how much online praise there is for this.

  • ztamg04

    I would take the actual G-wagen. This one looks a little forced, and is missing some design cues.

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