Driven: Suzuki Jimny

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We explore one of the most hyped cars of the moment, on-road and off

If the Alpine A110 has been one of the sensations of the past year, then the fourth-generation Suzuki Jimny is one of the sensations of right now. The positive response to this boxy, retro 4x4 has been instant, rampant and widespread – so much so that the waiting list for one in Japan is over a year long (apparently they would currently need a second factory at full capacity to meet demand).

Suzuki UK alone have had over 1200 firm orders and 10,000 people expressing interest in buying one of the 600 cars they will receive from the mothership for the first half of 2019. Oh, and to top it all off, it’s in the running for 2019 World Car of the Year.

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