b'A retro interior provides a cool factor which is uncluttered, with Bluetooth for handsfree and a CD player which is a welcome surprise. I have beensuch a following with avidroof rack (up to 30kg limit) 4x4 drivers. with trade rails and wind down thisUnfortunately, with brightdeflector, heritage grille, front beach before in largersunny conditions the fishweather shields, front and werent hungry with just arear mudflaps, rear cargo tray, utes and they havefew small kahawai about,Safari decal on spare wheel struggled in places,so I packed up and headedcover and has a 3-Star ANCAP back to Te Puke and thensafety rating.the lightweighthome to Tauranga.The roadIn summary, the key out-Jimny clearly has antrip was a good test for thetakes from the test drive; the Suzuki and although it is fineJimny Safari offers economical advantage here incruising on the road, it reallydriving with top off-road such soft sand. comes into its own when off- capability for those looking road and in the challengingfor a smaller vehicle that can sea was flat, with no oneterrain conditions. go places.It will appeal to around.Selecting low-rangeThe features listed asa single owner or couples, I eased the 4x4 down thestandard for the Jimny Safari;ideal as a second vehicle to sandy track and onto theAir conditioning, Bluetooth,serve them around town and soft sand, I had to keep thecruise control, auto light- then getting down the beach revs up and push throughsensing headlamps, Guide Mefishing.It is a fun vehicle to exceptionally soft sand tolight, 50:50 folding flat reardrive and enjoy the road less drive a few hundred metresseats. ABS (Anti-lock Brakingtaken here in Godzone.FIGZalong the beach to a spot withSystem) with EBD (Electronic A rear cargodeeper water. Brakeforce Distribution), tray for storingThe Safaris 15 steel wheelsESP (Electronic StabilityKey Specsgear and fishingwith Maxxi AT980, 215/75Programme), six airbags, Dual tackle is a goodall-terrain tyres did a superbSensor Brake Support, lane feature, andjob of negotiating the deepdeparture warning, weavingSUZUKI JIMNY SAFARIeasily removableruts and soft sand at ease.Ialert, brake LSD control, hill+1.5L / 1500cc, 16-valve VVTto clean or use+75kW @ 6,000 rpmthe seats. have been down this beachhold control, hill descent+Maximum torque before in larger utes and theycontrol, daytime running130Nm@4,000 rpmhave struggled in places, thelamps, high beam assist. +5-Speed Manuallightweight Jimny clearly hasWith ALLGRIP PRO 4WD+Fuel consumption 6.4L / an advantage here in suchselectable 4x4 with low range100km soft sand.I was enjoyingtransfer gear and 5-speed+950kg braked towing capacitymyself driving the Safarimanual transmission.It has+JX manual $30,990+ ORCand I can see why it hasan ARB 1255x1285 Base/FISHINGINGODZONE87'