Ford Bronco? Nope, this is a cleverly disguised Suzuki Jimny

Japan's DAMD has come up with one heck of a kit to turn the Jimny into a Bronco lookalike.

Sean Szymkowski
It all started with Gran Turismo. From those early PlayStation days, Sean was drawn to anything with four wheels. Prior to joining the Roadshow team, he was a freelance contributor for Motor Authority, The Car Connection and Green Car Reports. As for what's in the garage, Sean owns a 2016 Chevrolet SS, and yes, it has Holden badges.
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Suzuki Jimny-based Ford Bronco
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Suzuki Jimny-based Ford Bronco

Very cool, Japan. Very cool.


The Suzuki Jimny does a pretty excellent job at playing chameleon. It's been dressed up like numerous vehicles in the past, but for its next act, it took on the looks of a 1960s Ford Bronco.

Fresh from the Tokyo Auto Salon, Japanese firm DAMD debuted this creation. The Jimny-turned-Bronco even has a proper name: Little B. Dronco. The "Dronco" part of the name isn't just mashing words together -- the company told Roadshow it actually means "play with mud" in Japanese. A fitting title for either the Bronco or Jimny, for sure.

DAMD absolutely nailed the exterior looks, with a white color surrounding the grille and a matching white cap. White wheels and a DAMD logo, placed much like the old-school "Ford" font spelled out in the grille, are proper touches for this vintage-inspired build. The rear is where things don't quite match, but again, the Suzuki does a good impersonation nonetheless.

Suzuki Jimny does its best Ford Bronco impersonation

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If you're not even sure what a Jimny is, don't worry about it, because Suzuki hasn't sold a car in America for eight years now. We'll never see the cute off-roader on our shores (even though we drove it here once); neither will we see this Bronco impersonation.

While we won't get a Jimny, we will see the Bronco return, if you haven't heard. The reborn SUV is due for a spring debut this year, perhaps at the reimagined North American International Auto Show in Detroit this June.

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