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.