Suzuki Australia has released pricing for the 2015 Jimny, which now includes various styling upgrades and electronic stability control as standard.
Other upgrades include new 15-inch alloy wheels to spruce up the styling, a new metre cluster that’s easier to read, new seat upholstery, and a new steering wheel design for better feel. The introduction of electronic stability control means the Jimny can now legeally be sold in the state of Victoria.
The Jimny starts from $20,990 drive away with a five-speed manual, or $22,990 drive away with a four-speed automatic. Despite the extra safety and equipment features, the 2015 model only jumps up $500 from the 2014 model. All Jimnys come with a three-year/100,000km warranty.
Power for the Jimny is unchanged. It uses a 1.3-litre four-cylinder engine that produces 62.5kW and 110Nm, with kerb weight tipping 1060kg (manual) and 1075kg (automatic). Fuel consumption for the manual is rated at 7.1L/100km, with the automatic using a touch more at 7.4L/100km.
The Jimny is equipped with a fully-fledged 4×4 drivetrain. It also features short front and rear overhangs, a great brake-over angle, and decent ground clearance, all of which make it well prepared for off road use.
So far this year Suzuki Australia has sold 264 examples of the Jimny giving it 0.5 per cent market share. Its nearest rivals are the Ssangyong Korando (267) and Skoda Yeti (524).
Suzuki Australia Automobile general manager Andrew Moore said:
“The Jimny Sierra has always been an off-road icon – and now its retro styling and great value sees Sierra appealing to more younger buyers as a small hatch alternative.”