Suzuki Jimny Heritage Edition puts on old-school SUV look

Updated Mar 07, 2023 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

This retro-styled rock bounder is limited to 300 units only.

The Suzuki Jimny is one of the most recognizable vehicles on the road thanks to its renowned history that started in 1970. To celebrate the mini SUV’s origins, the Japanese automaker rolled out the Jimny Heritage special edition.

Suzuki Jimny front view

Suzuki Jimny Heritage Edition

Limited to 300 units only, the Suzuki Jimny Heritage comes with exclusive bits to separate it from the standard model. The most noticeable is the retro style decals on the sides and back that some might find familiar from classic SUVs. This special edition also gets red mud flaps and a unique cargo tray.

Apart from the retro-inspired visuals, the Heritage Edition is also fitted with features from the standard Jimny. These include features like LED projector headlamps, front fog lights, and a set of 15-inch alloys. Meanwhile, the interior comes with fabric seats, a 7-inch touchscreen with Bluetooth and satellite navigation, two speakers, and digital climate control.

Interestingly though, cruise control is not part of the equipment list. One can say that the automaker aims to faithfully simulate the old-school driving experience by removing the aforementioned feature.

Suzuki Jimny side view

It gets red and orange decals with the Jimny Heritage logo

Speaking of old-school driving, the 4-speed automatic gearbox isn’t made available in the Heritage Edition either. Instead, it exclusively uses a 5-speed manual transmission. This is then connected to a 1.5-liter gasoline engine capable of generating 101 horsepower and 130 Nm of torque.

The part-time 4WD system is also part of the drivetrain, which should encourage the 300 owners to go out for an off-road adventure. It offers 2H for improved fuel efficiency on paved roads, as well as 4H and 4L for better traction on off-roads.

Suzuki is selling the Jimny Heritage in Australia with a starting price of 33,490 Australian dollars. That’s around P1.244 million at current exchange rates. Available color options for this limited edition Jimny includes White, Bluish Black Pearl, Jungle Green, and Medium Grey.

Suzuki Jimny rear view

The legacy continues

While it appears like we’re not getting this retro-looking version, Suzuki Philippines did touch on the possibility of bringing the 5-door Jimny locally earlier this year. But so far, Australia gets the upper hand once again as the long wheelbase Jimny was confirmed to arrive in the Land Down Under by Q4 2023.

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Know more about Suzuki Jimny 2023

Suzuki Jimny

The Suzuki Jimny 2023 is a 4x4, ladder-frame mini-SUV. In the local market, this model is available in three different variants. There’s the GL 1.5 MT, the GLX 1.5 AT (Monotone), and the GLX 1.5 AT (Two-tone). Their prices range from Php 1,258,000 to Php 1,330,000. 

Under the hood, the Suzuki Jimny uses a 1.5-liter inline-4 gasoline engine capable of producing up to 101 horsepower and 130 Nm of torque. The entry-level GL variant may come with a five-speed manual gearbox, while the GLX exclusively uses a four-speed automatic transmission. All then come with the Suzuki 4x4 All Grip Pro drivetrain. 

Size-wise, the Suzuki Jimny has a length of 3,480mm, a width of 1,645mm, and a height of 1,725mm. It then has a wheelbase length of 2,250mm, and a ground clearance of 210mm. 

Locally, the Suzuki Jimny technically doesn’t have direct competitors. Then again, the closest off-road-focused recreational vehicles available locally are the Toyota FJ Cruise and the Jeep Wrangler. Size-wise though, the Jimny is more in line with the Hyundai Kona, MG ZS, Geely Coolray, Kia Seltos, Chery Tiggo 2 Pro, and Mazda CX-3, among others. 

₱ 1,258,000 - ₱ 1,330,000

Rex Sanchez

Rex Sanchez


Rex Sanchez grew up in Saudi Arabia where he saw and got into the automotive scene. He started his career for an aviation company in the said region, writing about turbines and rotors which are later distributed for educational purposes. And now, he joined as a staff writer. Currently, he is the youngest on the team and is more than ready to grow in the field.


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