The new-generation Jimny light SUV has been a runaway success for Suzuki Australia, so much so that it’s waiting list has been long – really long.
Upon its launch in January last year, demand for the iconic off-roader was outstripping supply, and 18 months later, that continues to be the case.
Speaking to CarsGuide, a Suzuki Australia spokesperson confirmed the Jimny’s delivery time “is still anywhere from six to 12 months”.
In fact, they added “the orders are still coming in strong”, to the extent that despite this year’s supply increasing by 30 per cent, every example entering dealerships in 2020 has been spoken for.
This means new buyers won’t be able to get behind the wheel of a Jimny until next year, with many needing to wait until next July.
For reference, the Jimny is priced from $25,990 plus on-road costs with a five-speed manual. Alternatively, a four-speed torque-converter automatic commands a $2000 premium.
When the Jimny launched, it was $2000 cheaper than it is now, with its staggered price rise due to the adoption of a five-year/unlimited-kilometre warranty and power-folding side mirrors, while exchange-rate pressures and production investment were also factors.