All the way down to the side-pipes. Side pipes!
Wald International, for the unfamiliar, is a tuning company run by people who have never heard or used the words ‘subtle’ or ‘discreet’ in their lives. The evidence of this curated vocabulary is what we’re focused on today, that’s been dubbed the Suzuki Jimny Black Bison. It probably trundled down the assembly line in a cute shade of green and thought it’d live a wonderful life as an adorable, retro-cool overlander. Definitely wouldn’t have seen this coming.
What Wald has done with the Black Bison is essentially turn the Jimny from a sweet little overlander (with capabilities far exceeding what its appearance would suggest) into a properly mean & intimidating machine. The treatment begins at the front with a new grille, lights, fender-mounted indicators, and a bonnet featuring a couple of nostrils. Not sure why it needs that, as the engine remains unchanged…
Down the sides you’re treated to enormous fender flares, beneath which dual-tone off-road alloys with matching chunky rubber, while the rear employs smoked taillights and deletes the spare tyre mount. There’s also a wing up top, while the front features some roof-mounted LED spotlights (or at least, we think they’re spotlights).
The whole car was then finished in Matte Black, as befitting the ‘Black Bison’ moniker (they couldn’t have bloody well painted it candy red now, could they). No interior photos have been shown, but we expect to see diamond-quilted leather upholstery, and perhaps an upgraded stereo. But that’s about it.
Is it brash? Well yes, it is. You won’t see one of these pulling up outside the Sydney Opera House anytime soon, that’s for sure. But do we want one? It’s a bit embarrassing to admit but… yes.