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Suzuki has but to unveil the long-rumored five-door variant of the Jimny, however the college students of Japan’s Nihon Automotive Faculty (NATS) took discover and created their very own bespoke conversion for this 12 months’s Tokyo Auto Salon. The NATS Jimny “Kimun Kamui,” which interprets to “Mountain God,” acquired a lot of off-road-focused modifications making it virtually unstoppable whereas providing the roomiest cabin ever present in a Jimny.

NATS’ college students are identified for his or her interesting conversions so we had been excited to listen to about their newest mission. They used a 2019 Suzuki Jimny Sierra as a base, remodeling it to the pictured off-road animal.

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As a way to match an additional pair of doorways, the ladder body chassis of the Jimny was prolonged by 15.7 inches (400 mm), the physique was reduce in half and customized panels had been added to fill within the gaps, alongside a tiny quarter window. Because the entrance doorways had been left inventory, the rear doorways look somewhat small however they nonetheless considerably enhance entry to the rear seats. Due to the prolonged wheelbase, the rear passengers profit from a wholesome quantity of legroom that’s corresponding to a big sedan. Nevertheless, because the rear seat mounts had been stored of their authentic place, the boot continues to be the identical as within the inventory three-door Jimny.

Apart from the five-door conversion which was the principle focus of the mission, the Jimny received a number of new parts so as to develop into a “Mountain God”. These embrace a brand new suspension with a 6-inch (152 mm) physique carry and a brand new set of Black Rhino Riot 17-inch beadlock wheels shod in chunky Toyo Open Nation A/T tires. Exterior options embrace an off-road bumper with an built-in winch, bolt-on wider fenders, a tubular protecting body throughout the bodywork, a roof-mounted IPF gentle bar, plus a Feldon Shelter rooftop tent for tenting journeys.

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Sadly, we don’t have high-quality footage of the inside however just a few movies from the present give us a touch of the roomy cabin. Inside modifications embrace the addition of an Alpine X9NXL multimedia unit changing the inventory infotainment, a Diecock audio system, GReddy Sirius imaginative and prescient gauges, leather-based upholstery for the seats, and a black headliner.

Below the bonnet, the 1.5-liter engine acquired a GReddy turbo package, a brand new ECU tune, and an FV2 Blow Off Valve. Consequently, the NATS Jimny produces 122 hp (92 kW / 124 PS) and 132 lb-ft (179 Nm) of torque, in comparison with the inventory mannequin’s 101 hp (75 kW / 102 PS) and 96 lb-ft (130 Nm).

Sadly, the NATS Suzuki Jimny “Kimun Kamui” is a one-off creation and isn’t supplied on the market. It reveals nevertheless the tuning potential of a possible future five-door Jimny, which might add practicality to the massively in style off-roader.

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Footage and movies had been sourced from @NATS_info on Twitter,
@nats_castomize_arita on Instagram, NATS on YouTube, and the official web site NATS.ac.jp

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