Suzuki Australia has increased the pricing of its new-generation Jimny small SUV by thousands of dollars since its launch.
The in-demand off-roader is now $2000 dearer than it was in January last year, with it commanding $25,990 plus on-road costs with a five-speed manual or $27,990 with a four-speed torque-converter automatic.
A Suzuki Australia spokesperson told CarsGuide the price rises were applied over the past four months, with a $1000 jump occurring alongside the introduction of the company’s five-year/unlimited-kilometre warranty and annual capped-price servicing plans on October 1.
A second $1000 increase came into effect on January 1, and while no changes were made to the Jimny’s specification at the time, all examples arriving Down Under from this month will come with the addition of power-folding side mirrors.
The Suzuki Australia spokesperson added the price rises were also forced by exchange-rate pressures and its investment in improving production volume and therefore delivery times.
As reported, demand for the Jimny well and truly outstripped its supply from the get-go, with Suzuki Australia attempting to work through its backlog of orders as quickly as possible.
Just like before, the MY20 Jimny 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.
2020 Suzuki Jimny pricing before on-road costs