Suzuki Australia is poised to launch a new Jimny variant, with the cheaper, manual-only Jimny Lite model designed to act as a new entry point to the popular 4WD range.
The new Lite model will launch in August, with the brand's order site to go live from July 1, and is essentially a stripped-back version of the existing Jimny.
It will also be cheaper than the current manual model, which lists at $28,490. How much cheaper, though, is yet to be revealed.
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While the engine and power outputs are unchanged, the new model does away with the automatic gearbox option, serving up a manual transmission.
It also ditches the Jimny's multimedia set-up, with the Lite instead rocking a simple radio and CD player set-up, along with a Bluetooth connection.
You'll also get 15-inch steel wheels, while plastic side mirror covers, halogen headlamps and the deletion of the fog lamps complete the exterior changes.
"We're giving people what they want – more Jimnys! With demand continuously increasing for this model we are so pleased to be able to add another variant in the line-up and continue to grow our Jimny community with this incremental supply opportunity," says Suzuki Australia General Manager, Michael Pachota.
"We will also maintain the fair allocation process based on customer orders with a queue system as we have done with the current Jimny in 2021, making sure the next order in the queue gets the next car to hit Australian soil, every time."
As reported last week, the Jimny wait time can now be as long as 12 months. But the new Lite model will essentially start a new list, with new waiting times, with Suzuki to offer a first in best dressed system.
So if you want one fast, get ready to get clicking.