In the off-road circle, the Jimny can basically be said to be one of the most entry-level hardcore off-road vehicles. The short and lean body is combined with the front and rear hard-shell non-independent suspension and the non-load-bearing body. The Jimny is like a brisk rabbit when it is off-road, jumping around. The advantage of the short wheelbase also greatly improves its passability.
A few years ago, AMG released the six-wheel drive version of the G-class. The new car has the visual sense of the Unimog, and it is equipped with the portal axle of the Unimog. The design of the double rear axle makes the rear of this large off-road vehicle have a certain track effect. So even if the body weight is huge, the six-wheel drive version of the AMG G-Class can still walk on the ground.
So here comes the question, when the Jimny encounters six-wheel drive and is changed to an AMG G-class appearance, what kind of visual perception will this be?
Recently, a group of Japanese automotive students built a Jimny version of the AMG six-wheel-drive G-Class with a $9,000 budget. This Q version of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class looks like this. Compared with the original six-wheel drive version of the AMG G-Class, the downsized Jimny version has no sense of disobedience.
The modification of the whole vehicle is obtained by merging the frames of two Jimnys. The main change in the chassis is the cutting and welding of the rear axle. The advantage of splicing two Jimny frames is that the axle position of the third axle can be positioned more accurately. In order to meet the transfer output of the third bridge, the middle bridge has been adjusted. In order to meet the larger wheelbase, the six-wheel drive Jimny also increased the wheelbase through the flange, which also guaranteed the appearance of the AMG G-class to a certain extent.
In terms of appearance, this six-wheel drive Jimny completely continues the shape of the AMG G-class, including the proportions of the front face and the body have been restored accordingly. However, due to the size of the body, this six-wheel drive version of the Jimny only uses a two-door design. And to create the pickup’s cargo bed, the rear of the original Jimny was also cut, and the rear of another Jimny was used to fill in the lengthening. The wheel eyebrows, hood, front and rear bumpers and other details have also been reworked to meet the needs of the body shape. The interior retains the Jimny’s design.
It is worth mentioning that, according to Japanese domestic regulations, this six-wheel-drive version of the Jimny is a vehicle that can be licensed and driven on the road. The new car was also officially unveiled at the Tokyo Tuning Salon.