Suzuki Jimny XL Heritage: still one of the most iconic SUVs

Suzuki Jimny XL Heritage
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When we talk about cars that everyone wants to drive, but most can't even see in person, the Suzuki Jimny always finds itself high on the list. This cute and powerful SUV that looks like it came straight out of the 1970s has won the hearts of off-road enthusiasts around the world with its latest edition, the Suzuki Jimny XL Heritage. But the EU and the USA have a considerable problem of availability with this model.

Suzuki Jimny XL Heritage is a special edition designed as a tribute to the past. It's basically a larger version of the standard Jimny with a longer wheelbase and five doors, but with retro aesthetic details that take us back to the golden 70s, 80s and 90s. With orange and red striped decals, red fenders and a Heritage cargo tray, this SUV simply screams nostalgia.

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Under the hood, the Jimny XL Heritage remains the same as the standard XL model. It boasts the ALLGRIP PRO 4×4 system, a 9-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, and a 1.5-liter I4 engine mated to a five-speed manual transmission. It is important to note that this version does not come with an automatic transmission, which further emphasizes its retro character.
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For those looking to lay their hands on one of these beauties, the reality is pretty harsh. The Jimny XL Heritage will be produced in just 500 examples, divided between five color shades, and will be available exclusively in Australia. Suzuki Australia previously released a similar Heritage version of the standard three-door Jimny, which sold out in just two days. So if you're lucky enough to be in Australia and have 36,490 AUD (approx. 24,000 USD), register quickly with Suzuki Australia for your chance.
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The Suzuki Jimny XL Heritage is undoubtedly one of the most desirable SUVs among off-road enthusiasts. Its retro look combined with modern features offers a unique combination of past and present that cannot be overstated. Unfortunately, this iconic SUV remains out of reach for the US market, another reminder that sometimes the best things just aren't available everywhere. But if you ever get the chance to test drive or even buy one, don't hesitate - this little retro off-road gem is worth every penny.

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