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2021 Suzuki Jimny pricing and specs detailed: Big cost increase for tiny Jeep Wrangler, Land Rover Defender and Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen rival

The Jimny isn’t quite as affordable as it used to be.

Suzuki Australia has continued to significantly increase the pricing of the in-demand fourth-generation Jimny light SUV.

The entry-level manual GLX variant is now $2500 dearer, at $28,490 plus on-road costs, while its flagship automatic counterpart has become $2000 more expensive, at $29,990.

This latest round of price rises follows the two $1000 jumps that occurred after the Jimny’s launch in January 2019.

As such, the light SUV’s cost of entry has increased by $4500 since its release, while its maximum price has risen by $4000.

It’s worth noting since the off-roader’s inception, it’s not only added a five-year/unlimited-kilometre warranty (October 2019) and power-folding side mirrors (February 2020), but also become available with a capped-price servicing plan (October 2019).

For reference, the tiny Jeep Wrangler, Land Rover Defender and Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen rival is motivated by a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 75kW of power at 6000rpm and 130Nm of torque at 4000rpm.

The Jimny has two transmission options: a five-speed manual or a four-speed torque-converter automatic. Either way, a four-wheel-drive system is on hand for the light SUV.

As reported, the off-roader has a very long waiting list, with local buyers having had to wait up to 12 months for delivery from the get-go.

2021 Suzuki Jimny pricing before on-road costs

VariantTransmissionCost
GLXmanual$28,490 (+$2500)
GLXautomatic$29,990 (+$2000)