Suzuki Jimny XL Heritage Unveils Eye-Catching Retro Graphics

Suzuki Jimny XL Heritage Unveils Eye-Catching Retro Graphics
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The Jimny, a highly coveted model in the US, remains unattainable as Suzuki has no plans to return to the American market, having exited in 2012 due to poor sales. Despite this, Suzuki continues to enhance the appeal of this small off-roader in other markets. In 2023, the Japanese automaker introduced a larger five-door version and has now released a special edition.

Known as the Jimny XL in Australia, this more practical variant is now available as Suzuki Jimny XL Heritage. Featuring retro-inspired body graphics reminiscent of the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s, when the Jimny first garnered a cult following, the Heritage edition is offered in Bluish Black Pearl, Jungle Green, Granite Grey, White, and Ivory, with the latter paired with a contrasting black roof.

In addition to the heritage decals, the Jimny XL Heritage edition boasts front and rear red mudflaps, mirroring the look of the three-door Jimny Heritage launched in Australia last year, which sold out in just two days. Suzuki anticipates high demand for the new five-door model as well, with production limited to 500 units, compared to 300 units for the previous special edition.

The Jimny’s powertrain remains straightforward, featuring a naturally aspirated 1.5-liter gasoline engine, a five-speed manual transmission, and low-range four-wheel drive. With 101 horsepower and 96 pound-feet of torque, it may not break any Nürburgring SUV records, but its rugged capabilities allow it to compete with off-road legends like the Defender and Wrangler.

The Suzuki Jimny XL Heritage comes equipped with a range of modern features, including a nine-inch touchscreen, rear camera, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, cruise control, hill descent control, automatic LED headlights, and rear parking sensors.

Priced at 36,490 AUD (approximately $24,200), the Jimny XL Heritage edition costs an additional 1,500 AUD over the standard version and is 3,000 AUD more expensive than last year’s three-door model.