The Suzuki Jimny Sierra is back on sale in Victoria sporting new wheels, a revised interior and the belated addition of electronic stability control (ESC).

Pulled from the Australian new car market after failing to comply with new mandatory ESC laws introduced in November 1, 2013, the four-wheel-drive Suzuki Jimny Sierra is back with new 15-inch alloy wheels, a new meter cluster, new seat upholstery and a newly restyled steering wheel.

Starting at $20,490 (before on-road costs) for the 62kW/110Nm 1.3-litre four-cylinder five-speed manual, Suzuki Australia is offering driveaway pricing of $20,990, if you're happy shifting your own gears, and $22,990 for those keen on the four-speed automatic – normally $22,490 before on-road costs.

Twelve month pause aside, the Suzuki Jimny has been on sale in its current generation since 1998. A new small SUV – known as the Suzuki Vitara and debuting at this week's 2014 Paris motor show – is expected to be sold alongside the Jimny in 2015 as part of a future Australian line-up, however, confirmation of this is yet to be announced.

Note: 2013 Suzuki Jimny Sierra pictured.