Michael Pachota, general manager of Suzuki Automotive Australia, said the popularity of the cut-price 4×4 had been profound.
Suzuki Jimny Lite to start from $26,990*
July 1, 2021
The 2021 Suzuki Jimny Lite will start from just $26,990 plus on-road costs when it goes on sale from August 1, 2021.
The base Jimny, which was confirmed for the Australian market earlier this month, has already garnered some serious interest, with Suzuki Australia claiming it has already received well over 100 pre-orders.
In case you missed the details, the new bare-bones, no-frills Jimny will be powered by the same 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, which produces 75kW and 130Nm.
Unlike the standard Jimny, the Lite will only be available with the five-speed manual gearbox.
Sat on 15-inch steel wheels instead of the regular alloys, the cheapest Jimny also forgoes LED headlights, favouring halogen units, and also does away with front fog lights and the touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android auto.
However, the Jimny Lite will still be available with several optional paint schemes, which will set buyers back an additional $695 for single tone and $1295 for two-tone metallic paint.
Colours include white chiffon ivory (with black roof), kinetic yellow (with black roof), brisk blue (with black roof), jungle green, and medium grey.
“My phone has been ringing off the hook since we confirmed the Jimny Lite last week. Dealers are keen to know pricing and are ready to place pre-orders to secure customer places in the queue,” he said.
“As I mentioned earlier in the month, we will 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.”
Potential buyers keen on the new 2021 Suzuki Jimny Lite can contact their local Suzuki dealer to place a pre-order.