The Suzuki Jimny bears more than a passing resemblance to the Mercedes-Benz G-Class. However, as opposed to the latter's towering presence, the Jimny has a much smaller footprint coupled with a cheerful disposition which will ensure a smile on your face.

On the inside, the Jimny features a no-nonsense interior crafted from high-quality plastics - it looks and feels like it will last for decades. Despite the car's utilitarian design cues, it is equipped with a myriad of advanced safety features that are usually found on premium cars.
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The Suzuki Jimny has been around for almost half a century, spanning through four generations, building on its initial proposition as an off-road capable compact offering - much like a miniature Jeep.

The latest iteration of the Jimny sports a design that reminds you of a Mercedes-Benz G-Class. Unlike the latter, however, it features a black plastic grille with vertical slats that harks back to the Jimnys of the past. Between the wide tough-looking arches filled with knobby tyres and a clearly higher than usual ride height, it is plain to see that this car is oozing with character.

The Jimny is powered by a 1.5-litre engine that puts down 100bhp and 130Nm of torque. While it might not seem like much, once you put its relatively light kerb weight of just over a ton and a low-range set of cogs into consideration, you will know that it is a capable off-roader.

Take a seat inside and you will notice solid black plastics with angular shapes held together with screws. You might be tempted to knock its lack of luxurious leather trimmings, but remember, this is an off-roader made with a utilitarian purpose in mind, and these hardy plastics are clearly here for a reason - to endure plenty of beatings.

Impressively, the Jimny comes packed with a myriad of advanced safety features such as Lane Departure Warning, Electronic Stability Programme, Anti-lock Braking System, Brake Assist Function and Hill Descent Control among others.

You don't buy a Jimny and expect it to be a regular SUV. You buy one to take you to places that others can't.