Suzuki Jimny 1.3

Tough enough!

Leisure Wheels (South Africa) - - TEST LONG-TERM -

Our wee lit­tle Suzuki re­cently com­peted in the sec­ond round of the Bridge­stone 4×4 Club Challenge. Crewed by Tumelo Maketekete and An­tonie Coet­zee, the Jimny fin­ished in 10th place over­all in the short­wheel­base class.

A Jimny-un­friendly track meant it turned out to be a re­ally tough day, though. The Suzukis, with their open dif­fer­en­tials, had their work cut out.

Clearly the shorty Jeep Wran­gler Ru­bi­cons had the up­per hand on the day: they could crawl over the worst bits while the Jin­nys bat­tled for grip.

The next event is an all­night af­fair, and Tumelo and An­tonie are ex­cited about the prospect of putting the Light­force LED light bar to good use. Mean­while, the lit­tle Jimny is do­ing a grand job as a daily run­ner, too.

Mileage: 7 366km Av­er­age con­sump­tion: 10 litres/100km Rand per kilo­me­tre (@ R12.86 per litre): R1.28 Tank size: 40 litres Dis­tance per tank: 400km THE GOOD: Fun in the city, the Light­force LED light THE BAD: All the ex­tras have, in­evitably, in­creased con­sump­tion

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