The boxy shape of the current Suzuki Jimny has helped make it one of the most desirable off-roaders at the moment and with some exterior modifications, it can be turned into a baby Mercedes-Benz G-Class.
In recent months, we’ve seen a number of tuning companies release beefed-up bodykits for the Jimny, none more impressive than the styling package from Japanese tuner Liberty Walk. Now, the crew at Frequency Intelligent Exhaust have continued the baby G-Class theme by developing a side-exiting exhaust system for the Jimny.
The side exhausts of the G-Class are one of its most iconic elements, exiting out from underneath the off-roader just in front of the rear wheels. Fi Exhaust’s package looks largely identical but doesn’t feature dual exhausts on both sides and rather just on a single side. They still look the part and perhaps best of all, sound the part.
Sure, you’re not going to replicate the sound of a big Mercedes-Benz G-Class V8 with a Jimny but it still produces a respectable note. As a reminder, the Jimny is fitted with a tiny 1.5-liter naturally-aspirated engine delivering 100 hp and 96 lb-ft (130 Nm) of torque. That’s nearly six-times less power and torque than the current G63 which offers up 577 hp and 627 lb-ft (850 Nm) of torque.
The current Suzuki Jimny isn’t available for sale in the United States which is a real shame. Suzuki rubbed salt into the wound of local Jimny enthusiasts by bringing a bright yellow example to the New York Auto Show in April but only doing so to collect the vehicle’s award for World Urban Car of the Year.