Suzuki Jimny Dresses Up As Rally Racing Legends For Tokyo Auto Salon

Meanwhile, the Jimny resembling the Renault 5 is called the “Little 5.” It sports a reworked front end featuring the square-shaped headlamps of the French city car. It also has a black-colored plastic front bumper below, which houses a pair of yellow front fog lamps. Completing the rally-ready look of this Jimny is a set of OZ Racing wheels. In contrast to the red-colored Lancia-themed Jimny, this one is colored in blue.

For those unfamiliar, the Renault 5, which inspires the look of the blue-colored DAMD Jimny, was sold from 1972 to 1996 across two generations. It kicked butt as a rally car as the Renault 5 Turbo, specifically in Group 2 with an “Alpine Verison,” Group 4, and eventually the no-holds-barred and rather frightening Group B. One of its crowning achievements was winning the 1981 Monte Carlo Rally, its first-ever foray into rally racing.

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