New Japanese Body Kits Transform Suzuki Jimny and Toyota HiAce

A Japanese tuning company has introduced two new body kits that give a major retro makeover to popular vehicles. With the release of the Beas body kit for the Suzuki Jimny and the Carica body kit for the Toyota HiAce, car enthusiasts can now transform these modern vehicles into vintage classics.

The Beas body kit, unveiled at the Tokyo Auto Salon, takes inspiration from 1970s US four-wheel drives, specifically the Chevrolet K5 Blazer SUV. The kit includes a chrome grille with square headlights, a chrome bumper, classic-looking chrome wheels, and retro fog lights. Inside, the seats are upgraded with leather and unique stitching. The Beas body kit comes in two versions: one for the regular Jimny to comply with Japanese ‘kei car’ rules and another for the Jimny Sierra sold in Australia. The starting price for the Beas is 2.98 million yen ($AU31,000), while the Beas+ costs 3.18 million yen ($AU33,000).

Not to be outdone, the Carica body kit from the same tuning company is designed for the Toyota HiAce. The kit is available for the older flat-nose HiAce model and includes unique front and rear styling, chrome bumpers, square headlights, two-tone paint, whitewall tires, and chrome wheels. For those looking for a camping adventure, there is even an optional camping package available. The Carica body kit starts at 5.68 million yen ($AU59,000).

These body kits offer car enthusiasts a chance to personalize their vehicles and give them a nostalgic flair. By combining classic design elements with modern technology and performance, these retro-inspired transformations are sure to turn heads on the road. Whether it’s cruising along a Californian beach or hitting the open road, these body kits allow drivers to transport themselves back in time while enjoying all the comforts of the present.

FAQ: Retro Body Kits for Suzuki Jimny and Toyota HiAce

1. What are the new body kits introduced by the Japanese tuning company?
– The Japanese tuning company has introduced two new body kits: the Beas body kit for the Suzuki Jimny and the Carica body kit for the Toyota HiAce.

2. What is the inspiration behind the Beas body kit for Suzuki Jimny?
– The Beas body kit takes inspiration from 1970s US four-wheel drives, particularly the Chevrolet K5 Blazer SUV.

3. What features are included in the Beas body kit?
– The Beas body kit includes a chrome grille with square headlights, a chrome bumper, classic-looking chrome wheels, and retro fog lights. It also upgrades the seats with leather and unique stitching.

4. Are there different versions of the Beas body kit for Suzuki Jimny?
– Yes, the Beas body kit comes in two versions: one for the regular Jimny to comply with Japanese ‘kei car’ rules, and another for the Jimny Sierra sold in Australia.

5. How much do the Beas body kits cost?
– The starting price for the Beas body kit is 2.98 million yen ($AU31,000), while the Beas+ version costs 3.18 million yen ($AU33,000).

6. What kind of vehicle is the Carica body kit designed for?
– The Carica body kit is designed for the Toyota HiAce.

7. What features are included in the Carica body kit?
– The Carica body kit includes unique front and rear styling, chrome bumpers, square headlights, two-tone paint, whitewall tires, and chrome wheels. There is also an optional camping package available.

8. Are there any limitations on the Toyota HiAce models that can use the Carica body kit?
– The Carica body kit is designed for the older flat-nose HiAce model.

9. What is the starting price for the Carica body kit?
– The Carica body kit starts at 5.68 million yen ($AU59,000).

Key Terms/Jargon:
– Body kits: Aftermarket modifications to a vehicle’s exterior appearance.
– Retro: Relating to or imitative of a style or fashion from the past.
– Tuning company: A company that specializes in modifying vehicles to enhance their performance or appearance.
– Kei car: A category of small passenger cars in Japan that are subject to certain size, engine displacement, and power output regulations.

Related Links:
Suzuki Official Website
Toyota Official Website