Pricing for the Suzuki Jimny has been bumped up once again, as its Japanese manufacturer looks to bring down wait times in Australia.
Suzuki's baby off-roader now starts from $28,490 plus on-road costs for the entry-level manual variant, up from $25,990 last month.
The more popular automatic meanwhile starts at $29,990 before on-road costs, up from $27,990 in April.
No changes have been made to the Jimny's standard equipment list or engine specifications.
This is the vehicle’s third price rise in two years – when the compact SUV launched for the local market in 2019 the manual started at $23,990 plus-on road costs, while the automatic was priced from $25,990.
Regardless, demand continues to outstrip supply – many examples of near-new Jimnys have been listed online with price tags in excess of $50,000, and CarAdvice understands there have been verified instances of buyers forking out more than $40,000 to secure cars.
Suzuki Australia boss Michael Pachota told CarAdvice the company plans to reduce the current-12 month Jimny waiting time to "six to eight months."
“[We've] had an opportunity to secure more cars,” Mr Pachota said. “We are hopeful the improvement in allocation will reduce waiting times.”
Mr Pachota added the brand was also hoping to move to a “first come first served” allocation system for future customer orders.