Believe it or not, it’s over three years since the Suzuki Jimny’s retro makeover, so just in time, the wee off-roader receives an update—on Japanese shores, at least. One that’s sensibly not messed with the doe-eyed styling, but has simply Polyfilla’d a few cracks with little slivers of technology.
So there’s now—shock!—start/stop in traffic, though only if you go for the automatic. There are automatic headlights. A spare wheel cover is now standard-fit.
And...that’s it. Midlife updates get a little tamer. But with Jimny demand consistently outstripping supply, Suzuki would have been foolish to fiddle too much with a successful formula. Take our word for it—we’ve put it through a rigorous off-road test.
Oh, and if you really want the Jimny’s JDM ability rubbed in your face, prices in Japan start at the yen equivalent of P670,000…
NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.