Finally, a total of 796 Suzuki Jimny cars turned up at a meeting in South Africa last weekend, of which the Japanese brand entered the Guinness Book of World Records with 787 cars. Well, not in the same way that several brands, including Lamborghini, played a role in setting the record, i.e. the fact that Suzuki’s off-road vehicle was represented in such a large number immediately did not play a role in setting the record.

On the other hand, an even more bizarre peak was gathered at the annual Jimny rally: it was documented in the Guinness Book of World Records (GWR) that the headlights were turned on simultaneously in the same five-second period on a 787 Jimny. The record may seem strange at first glance, but strange experiments are not far from Suzuki itself: a few months ago, the Iberian importer tested how many people could fit into a Vitara.

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This event was supposed to take place in 2020, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Jimny, but as with many other things, the coronavirus pandemic has delayed the calculations in this case as well. Therefore, it is also possible that a larger-than-ever Jimny meeting took place in South Africa, but this has not been officially recorded yet.

It took a group of Suzukis to achieve the bizarre world record of 13

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This type is in its fourth generation, which is considered Suzuki’s first global success, its production starting in 1970. Its popularity is proven by the fact that more than 2.85 million copies were sold in a total of 190 countries until the arrival of the latest Jimny. The latest era began in 2018, but it has not been marketed as a passenger car in Europe since 2020, when emissions standards were tightened, but the Jimny has returned to the old continent as a commercial vehicle.