This is a Suzuki Jimny with some attitude.
The Suzuki Jimny Black Bison Edition is, for the most part, a lifted 2019 Suzuki Jimny with (what appears to be) several macho-looking additions. Details about the Suzuki Jimny Black Bison Edition are limited and this is not an official Suzuki variant. The Suzuki Jimny Black Bison Edition is a one-off auto show display vehicle built by Japanese outfitter Wald.
We love the new Jimny and wish we could drive one soon. There have been other concepts over the psst few months. You can read about one (here).
Using the Jimny as a starting point, Wald went all G-Wagon on the design to build a beefy, Russian-Mafia-looking off-road vehicle. A huge majority of the body work is not necessary for off-road capability. In fact, the added weight from all of the upgrades would (most likely) slow it down. Still, it does look cool.
Here’s what we can gather from photos and the information available:
- It looks like it has augmented springs and a six-inch (or so) body lift
- Beefy Toyo Open Country M/Ts that look like they are 33-inches (or so) are on each corner – but not hangin off the back. Perhaps it was too big/heavy?
- The bumpers, fenders, lower sills and hood have been heavily augmented.
- There is a lot of plastic hanging off the roof. This includes a (completely unnecessary) rear spoiler and a front overhanging pod that has lighting elements.
- Several LED lights are grouped throughout the design.
- The side pipes are cool to look at, but they lack any functional practicality.
Keep in mind: this vehicle has a 909 horsepower, 1.5-liter four-cylinder that chugs out 95 lbs-feet of torque. There is a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission available. There is no front or rear locker, so you have open diffs, but there is a center-locking diff and a real low-range transfer case.
With the additional weight and more challenging aerodynamics from this design, it’s doubtful that the Suzuki Jimny Black Bison edition would become a Suzuki-adopted trim level. Perhaps it’s best to think of it as a concept and a taste of what-could-be.
If nothing else, at least it looks cool.
Speaking of awesome Suzukis…