If you want an excellent bang-for-your-buck off-roader, it is hard to beat the Suzuki Jimny. However, for many looking at vehicle’s of this sort, off-roading abilities aren’t the number one priority. Instead, it is all about style and making a statement. That’s where the Mercedes-Benz G-Class comes in.
Pit a Jimny against a G-Class on a hardcore off-road course, the tiny Japanese two-door could probably keep up with the G-Class but let’s be honest, it doesn’t have quite the same appeal as the Mercedes. Tuning company Liberty Walk has just solved that issue.
Shortly after the latest-generation Jimny was revealed, the tuner best known for wild Lamborghini Aventadors and Nissan GT-Rs, released renderings on a G-Class-inspired bodykit it was working on for the Suzuki. Fast forward to the start of 2019 and work on the car has been completed and it looks even better than we could have imagined.
Photographed alongside a G-Class also adorned with a Liberty Walk kit, the Jimny now looks like a genuine Mercedes-Benz model and has just as much style as its older brother from another mother. In fact, it essentially looks like a 1:2 scale model of the G-Class.
Take the rear, for example. Both the Liberty Walk G-Class and Jimny feature identical spare wheel covers, a subtle roof-mounted wing, and similar taillights. At the sides, the duo have black wheel arches, black wheels, and the same light bar mounted to the roof. Similarly, both off-roaders utilize squared air intakes in their front bumper, have prominent grilles, and circular headlights.
Show someone images of the Liberty Walk Suzuki Jimny that doesn’t know their cars and they may genuinely think it’s a Mercedes-Benz.
Prior to seeing these images, we weren’t sure we could love the Jimny anymore than we already did. However, after seeing how stylish the Jimny is with some simple add-ons, we’re tempted to visit a local Suzuki dealer…