Suzuki has invested in its Jimny production line to better meet global demand, meaning Australian buyers could see their wait-times cut from the latter half of 2020 onwards.
The average wait for Australian buyers is still around nine months, though dealer stock does exist in certain colours. Some have had to hold on longer than this.
In short, orders for the body-on-frame mountain goat remain sky high after 12 months on sale, and the Shizuoka factory remains at absolute capacity.
That's despite Suzuki's local arm investing next to nothing in marketing the vehicle, whose closest rival is probably the far bigger Jeep Wrangler that costs twice as much.
"Although it sounds like a great problem to have, I wish our supply was greater," said Suzuki Australia general manager Michael Pachota.
"Unfortunately our supply position isn't improving immediately; production still cannot keep up with demand globally so we are restricted to our share of the global allocation.
"However, the good news is that supply will improve toward the latter part of 2020, potentially decreasing wait times by half going into 2021."
However, Pachota added that even this uptick in supply - especially if and when Suzuki seeks to build greater awareness outside of existing fan clubs - may not solve all supply woes.
"I have no doubt that with greater awareness to general consumers, this potential lift in supply will still not be able to meet local demand," he said.
Industry VFACTS data shows that Suzuki sold 1391 Jimnys in Australia last year through its two distributors.
Side note: this writer owns a current generation Jimny manual (pictured above in blue) with some light modifications that you can read all about here.