2019 Suzuki Jimny by Wald International
The Suzuki Jimny is a little retro-styled SUV that is much adored by enthusiasts. Like it or hate it, there’s no ignoring this. Despite the model changes over the years, Suzuki has retained the same old-school looks for the Jimny, and it still looks cute as a button. However, some aftermarket companies have worked on it to reveal the other, tougher side of the Jimny. Most of them provide body kits, but this particular version feels like way more than just a kit thanks to Wald International. This aftermarket manufacturer has come up with a Back Bison Edition and it looks menacing, to say the least.
Someone Turned the Suzuki Jimny into a Smaller Mercedes-AMG G63 and You Have to See It
If you talk about boxy vehicles, the legendary Mercedes-Benz G-Class is the one to top that list. The other little boxy SUV that’s been winning hearts all over the world for its quirky, boxy looks is the Suzuki Jimny. A lot of parallels have been drawn between the two for their stark similarities. This one aftermarket company from Dubai decided to see what the final product would look like if they were blended into one, and the result will make you go awwww.
2019 Suzuki Jimny Black Bison Edition by Wald International
The new Suzuki Jimny became an instant icon, an instant conversation starter, and an instant problem for Suzuki. The Japanese company simply cannot cope with the demand. The production facilities are working at their absolute limits, but there is no way for Suzuki to produce enough to meet the demand. That’s a problem.
Nevertheless, those produced are already being trashed somewhere on some off-road terrain. Some of them, however, managed to reach the garages of the most recognizable tuners out there. First, we were treated to that awesome Liberty Walk modification that basically turned the Suzuki Jimny into a baby Mercedes-Benz G-Class. At least in the virtual world, but I believe one can order it right now. On the other hand, we got an all-new look at another modified Suzuki Jimny. This one is done up by Wald International, a Japanese company known for its Black Bison Edition line of modifications. That’s exactly what the new Jimny received - and it’s awesome.
It’s time to take a little break from all of the Camaro and Mustang tuning projects debuting at the 2011 SEMA Auto Show to take a quick look at a different type of concept. The Suzuki Grand Vitara Marine Concept was developed by students at Ohio Technical College and is definitely something that would cathc the eyes of just about anybody. The Marine Concept is based on a 2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara and uses a unique convertible design, a cool exterior paint scheme, a Suzuki outboard motor, and over-sized chrome wheels wrapped in toyo off-road tires.
As if those features weren’t enough, the Marine Concept also includes a bull bar bumper with a winch, bar side steps, a hood scoop, a shaved door handle kit, LED underbody and headlights, a Hydro cell provided by Hydro Fuel 2 Go, and chrome exhaust tips. Adding to the oceanic design is an ocean liner horn and a surfboard rear view mirror, while technological additions include a DVD headrest entertainment system, a backup camera, and hydrogen generator electronics provided by Square One Energy.
"The Grand Vitara Marine Concept exemplifies the unique combination of passion and innovation, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the finished product," said Jeff Holland, director of public relations and social media, American Suzuki. "It was a pleasure working with the students at Ohio Technical College, and we hope this motivates other groups to creatively express themselves and the passion they have for Suzuki and the automotive industry."
Does anyone remember the old Doublemint commercials? The lyrics go a little something like this, "Double your pleasure, double your fun." Road Race Motorsports knows what we’re talking about. They have created a package for the Suzuki Kizashi that will practically double the amount of horsepower for the mid-size sedan. The Suzuki Kizashi Platinum Edition comes with an astounding - for a Suzuki anyway - 300hp, up 115hp from the standard 185hp. They’ve also come out with a 200hp version for those lame-os that can’t handle that kind of extra power. The Platinum Edition is now on sale with customized orders available to suits the needs of dealers and private clients.
The suspension packages will be offered in Stages 1, 2, and 3 along with two or three dress up packages. Road Race also has its own line of wheels in 18 and 19 inch matched up with 255 tires.
The Platinum Edition package also includes an improved braking system, anti swaybars, chassis stiffening bars, Road Race Motorsports’ own Sport Dual Catback Exhaust System, and much more.
Press release after the jump.
Whoever said that land speed records are only reserved for supercars and completely modified sports cars are sadly mistaken. You will probably be surprised to know that even standard vehicles – with the proper upgrades, of course – can have their (record) time in the spotlight as well.
Take this particular Suzuki Kizashi for example. While the Kizashi model isn’t exactly the type you’d associate for a speed machine, give it a few tune-ups and upgrades and you end up with a machine that can lay waste to a land speed record.
Such was the case with this model, dubbed the Bonneville Special, which clocked an average run of 203.720 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats, breaking the previous record of 202.301 mph in the Blown Gas Coupe category in the process.
As part of the preparations to turn the Bonneville Special into a rampaging rocket, the boys of Advanced Product Engineering, led by Richard Holdener and Tom Habrzyk, put in hours of laborious work to power the Kizashi with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. They also put in the time to add a Turbonetics turbocharger, a new intake manifold, forged pistons and rods, an intercooler, and revised headers. The result of all that work is a record-breaking car that produces over 500 horsepower and 420 lb/ft of torque. These numbers were impressive enough to allow the Kizashi to stake claim to the land speed record of the BGC category.
Press Release after the jump
The Japanese automaker Suzuki has recently come out with the Kizashi compact sedan, and what better way to show off what the all new four door can be then to bring four highly modified examples to the world’s greatest aftermarket car show SEMA. The new Kizashi should feel right at home amongst a sea of modified Camaros and Challengers, not to mention a few Mustangs among others. Due to the new Suzuki’s affordable entry price, appeal towards the youth market and visually appealing design make the Kizashi the next great candidate to take over tuner duties from the Honda Civic.
The first modified Kiashi will come from engine tuners Road Race Motorsport and will feature a set of Carbontrix custom bumpers as well as an integrated rear diffuser. The body features a blacked out roof while hidden underneath the skin is a full racing suspension and a set of equally as capable high performance brake setup to complete the road racing theme. The second Kizashi scheduled to appear at the Las Vegas Convention Center comes from Delta Tech Engineering, who added a few bolt ons in order to extract a few more horse power. Their creation comes complete with an RK Sport body kit on the outside with a mix of LED and HID lighting while the interior is made up of Katzkin covered seats and a custom Kenwood stereo system.
Westside Auto Group is coming out with a Suzuki Hayabusa inspired model, complete with numerous distinct touches to emphasize the Kizashi’s sporting lineage. The car is covered in a custom two tone paint scheme consisting of Napa Merlot and Bronzed Amber laid on top of the new body kit as well as shaved and smoothed sheet metal. The speed theme continues with a GT Super Car wing and a Yoshimura exhaust while the Westside Kizashi rolls around on a set of R-Worx 7-spoke wheels. Last but not least, Import Tuner will also be at the show with a hot rod Kizashi with a few high performance enhancements under the hood as well as a few cosmetic upgrades to complete Import Tuner’s own editorial visualization of the new four door sport compact.
Press release after the jump.
Due to the demand of auto enthusiasts Suzuki took in consideration the building of a sport version of its SX4 crossover called SX4t. The vehicle uses the same 2.0 liter engine as the standard version but upfitted with Road Race’s proprietary turbo kit which helps it deliver 221 hp, an important upgrade comparing to the engine’s stock 143 hp.
The Japanese manufacturer used the Road Race’s GRIP springs and 17” alloy wheels in order to keep the car better on the road. Suzuki also added a CarbonTrix carbon fiber hood, and provided the SX4’s roof and A, B, C and D pillars with a complimentary dark metallic gray finish. At the interior the vehicle received a sport steering wheel from a Suzuki Swift and SWT’s drilled pedal set but also a Rockford Fosgate audio system which includes an enhanced amp, speakers and subwoofer.
More technical specifications after the jump!
HKS, a well-known Japanese tuner, unveiled its latest work for customizing the Suzuki Swift Sport. The exterior of the car says it all! The aero kit includes front lip, rear lip, roof spoiler and side mirror caps, all made out of carbon fiber. The rear also features double exhaust system together with a stylish air difusor built in order to offer better stability.
The HKS Suzuki Swift Sport features 18” alloy wheels wrapped in Yokohama 215/35 R18 tires in order to offer better handling. The engine of the car remained the same: the 1.6-liter power plant is capable of producing 125 hp which is more than enough for the vehicvle. The customers who think all of the tuning parts mentioned are not enough, HKS offers them the option to upgrade the suspension and braking systems and also the chassis.
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