More than a year after its global debut, the Suzuki Jimny remains to be a forbidden fruit for the United States. The cute boxy two-door off-roader has gained notoriety on a global scale, not just because of its quirky looks but also because of its deep heritage as a kei car in Japan.
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One of the things that catapulted the Jimny to global popularity is its resemblance to other boxy cars that are ten times its price. I'm talking about the Mercedes-AMG G63 – a German off-roader that's as famous on the dirt tracks as it is in the hands of the Kardashians. In fact, the G-Wagen and the Jimny have been the subject of many tuners' dream, and it's really easy to see why.
Gallery: 2018 Suzuki Jimny: First Drive
We have seen the Jimny face the AMG G63 in many ways before. The Japanese mini-SUV has faced the Merc on an off-road race; the former lost but not without dignity. The Jimny was able to beat the Merc one time, though, but in a tug of war; albeit, he needed help from two other Jimnys in order to pull the heavy AMG G63. On both occasions, we have proven one thing: the AMG G63 is at a full advantage over the Jimny in terms of power.
So, what about a drag race between the two? The AMG G63 would surely win, right? However, this one's a bit different. In order to level the odds, Top Gear has put a trailer on the German SUV. Even better, a Suzuki Jimny was on the trailer. Not too bad for a handicap match, wasn't it?
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Well, considering that the Jimny weighs 2,500 pounds (1,135 kilograms), the AMG G63 was pulling quite a mass. However, remember that the German SUV produces around 600 horsepower. Can the 5,600-lb AMG G63 still win against the Jimny? Watch the video on top of this page to find out.