Since its early January 2019 launch, the fourth-generation Suzuki Jimny off-roader has been a huge hit in Australia.
Its boxy retro-yet-modern minimalist design, genuine off-road capability and relatively low price made it an instant hit after launch.
Suzuki Australia had waiting lists for the light SUV soon after its showroom debut, purely due to its popularity, but the semi-conductor shortage and various other COVID-related issues have further impacted supply to Australia.
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So how long will you have to wait if you order a Jimny now?
A Suzuki Australia spokesperson told CarsGuide that wait times have varied since launch, but in the last three months deliveries have taken an average of six-to-eight months from purchase.
The spokesperson added that future wait times from now depend on supply which is confirmed once production is finalised month to month. As a result, they said it was difficult to predict exact wait times for a Jimny bought this month.
According to Suzuki Australia, there are more than 2000 Jimnys on back order across the country and that list is growing.
There are a further 1000 on back order in Queensland which has a different distributor to the rest of Australia.
Weekly orders are also up by 160 per cent on the same period last year, which will also impact deliver times.
Wait times can vary depending on the dealer, so contact your closest Suzuki dealership to get the most up-to-date information.
Jimny sales continued to grow in 2021, increasing by 41.5 per cent on its 2020 tally, to finish the year on 3350 sales. Suzuki had a bumper December, with Jimny sales up by 135 per cent compared to December 2020.
Interest in the Jimny increased further last year with the launch of the stripped-out Lite version. It loses equipment like an automatic transmission and replaces the multimedia screen with a simple radio, CD player and Bluetooth setup, and undercuts the price of the regular variant.
The manual-only Lite is priced at $26,990 before on-road costs and the regular manual Jimny is $28,490. The Jimny automatic tops the range at $29,990.