Suzuki Jimny 1.3

Light it up

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

AL­THOUGH our Jimny had mostly been tak­ing it easy in the un­der­ground park­ing lot at our of­fice this month, it re­ally is a bit like the quiet be­fore the storm.

In Septem­ber the Jimny will com­pete in the semi-fi­nal of the 2017 Bridge­stone 4×4 Club Chal­lenge, with crew Tumelo Maketekete and An­thonie Coet­zee. This will be a dif­fer­ent kind of 4×4 chal­lenge though: it will be a night event, run in com­plete dark­ness.

Now, if Tumelo and Athonie had to rely solely on the Jimny’s stan­dard head­lights, they may have strug­gled to get through some of the tough ob­sta­cles. Thank­fully, the Suzuki is fit­ted with a Light Force LED light bar that is just about as wide as the Jimny it­self: 40 inches of top-qual­ity light bar that turns night into day.

Next month we’ll let you know if the Jimny sur­vived the chal­lenge, and how the light per­formed.

Good: Fun in the city, the Light­force LED light Not so good: All the ex­tras have, in­evitably, in­creased con­sump­tion

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