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Suzuki Jimny 2022: $1500 price rise across all grades as production costs soar


The rugged and affordable Suzuki Jimny 4WD has become the latest vehicle sold in Australia to be given a price hike

Suzuki Australia has confirmed that pricing for the Jimny compact four-wheel-drive has risen across the board and now starts from $28,490 before on-road costs.

The Jimny has gained vast popularity in Australia thanks to its strong off-road capability and lovable styling, combined with its relative affordability.

Suzuki Jimny 2019 rear 2
Prices on the Suzuki Jimny have risen by $1500 on all grades

However, the latest increase has seen the price of all Jimny grades rise by $1500 – meaning a fully-loaded Jimny GLX soars above $30,000 (before on-road costs) for the first time.

Jimny price increase unavoidable

Suzuki Australia product and public relations manager Joanna Montalto told Chasing Cars the rising cost of production was the trigger for the increase.

“The reason for the price increase is related to parts and materials shortages, as well as an increase in shipping costs,” she said.

The rising cost of production has also seen other brands such as Volkswagen, Audi and Subaru pass on the increase to Australian buyers in recent months.

Suzuki Jimny 2021 chassis
All Jimnys come standard with four-wheel-drive and a ladder frame chassis

How much does the Suzuki Jimny cost?

Suzuki has priced the entry-level Jimny Lite from $28,490 (before on-road costs), which is paired exclusively with a five-speed manual transmission. 

The top-spec Jimny GLX is also available with the three-pedal option at $29,990 or can be had with a four-speed automatic for $31,490 – both prices before on-road costs

All Jimnys feature a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol four-cylinder, making 75kW of power and 130Nm of torque. A switchable four-wheel-drive system with high- and low-range is fitted as standard.

While the advertised prices still appear affordable for many, it’s worth noting that many new and lightly used Jimny models are being advertised at dealerships for around $40,000 – though that is substantially cheaper than a Jeep Wrangler, which starts at $53,750.

2019 Suzuki Jimny green offroad
The Jimny may be small but it sure is mighty

What does each grade include?

The Jimny Lite was introduced in 2021 in order to offer buyers a stripped-out, business-only approach to the popular 4WD.

Suzuki has included ‘luxuries’ such as a CD player and Bluetooth for phone connectivity, along with 15-inch steel wheels and plastic mirror caps for increased durability.

Stepping up to the Jimny GLX adds a 7.0-inch touchscreen with wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 15-inch alloy wheels and body-coloured wheelarches. 

Suzuki Jimny 2022: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • Lite (manual): $28,490 (up $1500)
  • GLX (manual): $29,990 (up $1500)
  • GLX (auto): $31,490 (up $1500)