Several individually priced kits make up Wald International’s G-Wagon kit
Ever since the latest version of Suzuki Jimny went on sale, it has got custom car builders all over the world excited. The Jimny which is one of the very few vehicles that deserve to be classified as a mini SUV has an uncanny resemblance to the Mercedes G-Wagon. Both adopt a simple boxy design philosophy and are equipped with tall riding suspension.
We have come across quite a few attempts at transforming the Suzuki Jimny into baby Mercedes G-Wagon. This particular example, named the Black Bison, executed by Japan-based Wald International has got it spot on.
Wald International offers a comprehensive Suzuki Jimny G-Wagon kit with multiple components which can be bought individually as well. The kit not only makes the little Suzuki look like the mighty Mercedes, it also boosts off-road capability.
The modified Suzuki Jimny is finished in a sporty matte black color which gels well with the add-ons. The entire front fascia has been overhauled with custom radiator, LED lights and bumper with purposeful scuff plate. The heavily contoured bonnet with scoops and roof-mounted LED spot lights round off what is an aggressive front fascia.
The jacked up right height, custom 15-inch black alloy wheels and meaty off-road tyres should be enhancing the Jimny’s off-road prowess (not it it needed enhancing anyway). The flared wheel arches and G-Wagon style side exhaust tips add to this modified Suzuki Jimny’s desirability.
The first thing you notice at the rear is the missing spare wheel but the Wald has managed to take your attention off that with sporty roof spoilers and blacked out taillights. Whichever angle you look at it from, the Suzuki Jimny Black Bison looks the part.
Enhancements to the interior comes in the form of special red-leather quilted upholstery with Wald branding, leather wrapped steering wheel with red contrast stitching, A-pillar surrounds, exclusive floor (including cargo mat), etc.
Suzuki Jimny in India
There has been reports that Maruti Suzuki is contemplating the launch of Jimny in India. However, the automaker has gone on record to state that a three-door vehicle with an unfavorable cost structure is not on its agenda. That said, Suzuki’s wholly owned factory in Gujarat is set to commence assembly of the mini SUV for export markets. Now that its locally made, will Maruti be interested in give the domestic market a taste of the hugely popular SUV?