Auto Jimny
You won't find many SUVs that are as full to the brim with quirky charm or as unique and appealing as the Suzuki Jimny. Image Credit: Stefan Lindeque

I fooled a lot of people during my test drive of the fourth-generation Suzuki Jimny earlier this month. “Look! Here’s the new baby variant of the G Class!” They fell for it — and yet our tester didn’t even have one of those many conversion kits to give it an almost identical appearance to the Mercedes-Benz.

The similarities are not only skin deep; what we have here is a highly capable off-road vehicle, much like the G Class. Sure, it totally lacks the iconic German’s luxury and tech — but on the bright side, it also doesn’t come with its obscene price tag. It is a lovable little thing and easy to understand why it has such a cult following.

It’s a great form of entertainment on four wheels and if I was buying one then I would have to have it in the attention grabbing green paintwork with contrasting black roof, as seen here. Not that this four-wheel drive mini SUV needs any more character; its boxy styling, clamshell bonnet, five-slat grille (two more and Jeep would have come calling...), wide wheel arches, and spare tyre on the tailgate sure help it to stand out from the crowd...