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The Suzuki Jimny is now playable on ‘Gran Turismo 7’

Version 1.42 brings 3 cars and not much else

Fans will complain about the mediocre update, but we're happy to get new cars regardless. IMAGE FROM GRAN TURISMO

The most enduring and most popular video-game franchise for all generations of players and gamers, Gran Turismo 7, gets its first update for 2024. Patch 1.42 is now available to download. There are three new cars, new scapes, and new events in this update.

Which one tickles your fancy? IMAGES FROM GRAN TURISMO

We finally get the Bulgari Aluminum Vision Gran Turismo that can be bought at Brand Central by the end of February. We will also finally get the Genesis X Gran Berlinetta Vision Gran Turismo that can already be bought after updating at Brand Central.

We’ve taken an in-depth look at both cars previously, so its great that both are finally becoming available to play.

It's nice to see that the Jimny will be getting a bit more extensive customization options. IMAGES FROM GRAN TURISMO

The big news for many fansparticularly petrolheadsis the availability of the Jimny (XC 18), available immediately after updating at Brand Central. The Jimny is a kei off-roader in Japan popular for both enthusiasts and commuters living in tight urban spaces.

It loses its wheel flares in the game as well as the 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine (which we see in the international version), but instead gains a 660cc turbocharged three-cylinder engine that gives it more tunability and power potential. Of course, modifying is a huge appeal of this game.

New events to try the new cars out, as usual. IMAGE FROM GRAN TURISMO

Aside from the cars, the latest update brings new events, like the Jimny Cup with three legs at Sardegna-Windmills, Willow Springs International Raceway, and Lake Louise.

Other additions are new events for the Vision Gran Turismo Trophy spread over Tokyo Expressway and Autodromo Nazionale Monza.

Small additions to keep the playerbase busy until the next update. SCREENSHOTS FROM GRAN TURISMO

Additionally, there are new menus in the café section. There is Menu No. 34: “Nissan Motorsports Collection” for Collector Level 46 and higher. Next up is Menu No. 35: “Dodge” intended for Collector Level 32 and up.

Lastly are the newest Scapes additions; “Service Area” and “Turn the Camera Vertically” have been added.

With continuous updates, it’s no wonder GT7 is the standard by which all other racing games are judged.

Botchi Santos

Botchi is your friendly, walking car encyclopedia. He loves helping people choose the right vehicle for themselves as much as he enjoys picking the right one for himself. Expect him to write about car culture, test drives and car-shopping advice. His regular column is called ‘Car Life’.