Apparently Jimny is a portmanteau of Jeep Mini, and is a nod to the Suzuki SUV’s grandfather being inspired by the American military offroad vehicle.

The Jimny has worn a number of name tags since it was first launched in 1970 as the LJ10 (for Light Jeep 10) with a two-stroke 360cc engine, but in its five generations its purpose has always stayed the same: to be a small and lightweight offroader with the ability to scurry over the same obstacles as vehicles several times its price. A tiny dog with a big fight...

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