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Five-door Suzuki Jimny ‘Long’ due in 2022 with turbo power, sub-$35,000 price – report

The hotly-anticipated Suzuki Jimny five-door will arrive in 2022, according to new reports out of Japan, bringing more power and practicality to the popular baby off-roader. Japan’s MOTA claims the five-door Jimny will wear the ‘Long’ moniker, with a debut slated for sometime in 2022 – intended to allow Suzuki's resources to be devoted to responding to booming new-car sales demand, and to solve ongoing global supply issues (including the semiconductor shortage)...

Suzuki Misano electric sports car concept unveiled

A Suzuki electric sports concept – known as the Misano – was unveiled overnight. The two-seater's unusual off-centre seating layout places a single passenger directly behind the driver, while power and steering comes via a motorcycle-themed “control stick” handlebar which, according to the design team, “merges the adrenaline rush of two wheels, with the driving experience of four...

New survey reveals the most popular car brands and models in (almost) every country

A new survey published by Automotive Touch Up has revealed the most popular car brands and models in (almost) every country – and the results may surprise you. As many may already be aware, Toyota and its HiLux ute reign supreme in Australia...

New cars launching in Australia in April 2021

The Australian new-car market is a crowded one, with dozens of manufacturers offering hundreds of models in different segments and body styles. Over 100 all-new, updated or expanded model ranges are due to launch throughout 2021, as chronicled in CarAdvice's 2021 New Car Calendar – but what's there to look forward to this month? Here's a look at every new vehicle launching in Australia in April 2021...

2021 Suzuki Swift 100 Year Anniversary Edition price and specs

2021 Suzuki Swift 100 Year Anniversary Edition pricing and specification detailed Limited-run city car celebrates 100 years of Suzuki globally Buyers get a black spoiler, decals and new badging Priced from $24,990 drive-away The 2021 Suzuki Swift 100 Year Anniversary Edition will go on sale in Australia this month to celebrate 100 years of the Suzuki brand worldwide...

Suzuki Jimny to be listed on Australian Securities Exchange – UPDATE

UPDATE, 12:00pm, 01/04/21: Well done to our readers on uncovering the April Foolishness behind this one. The Suzuki Jimny won't be listed on the ASX, despite the big numbers being sought on the used-car market. The original story can be found below. The 2021 Suzuki Jimny is set to be listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), allowing investors to trade the popularity of the small SUV on the futures market...

2022 Suzuki Jimny long-wheelbase spied, sparking rumours of a five-door

A long-wheelbase (LWB) version of the 2021 Suzuki Jimny has been caught testing for the first time – but it's unclear whether the mule has the crucial set of rear doors the motoring world is yearning for. Snapped by our spy photography partners in Europe, the Jimny prototype spied flaunts a notably longer wheelbase than the standard model currently offered by Suzuki in Australia – around a few hundred millimetres longer, if our initial glance proves accurate...

Q&A: Most economical cars under $30,000?

Hey CarAdvice, I am looking to buy the most environmentally-friendly car I can afford. What are my options at the lower end of the market? Thanks! – Alice Kez Casey If you're looking at environmentally-friendly through the lens of fuel consumption, then cars like the Volkswagen Polo (which uses 5.0 litres of fuel per 100km), Toyota Yaris (4...

New Suzuki Swift to be unveiled mid-2022, Swift Sport in 2023 – report

The next-generation 2022 Suzuki Swift looks set to be unveiled next year with evolutionary styling and mild-hybrid powertrains, according to overseas reports. Japanese publication Best Car reports the fourth generation of Suzuki's popular city car will be unveiled in July 2022, underpinned by a "newly developed" platform likely to shave weight and improve rigidity over the outgoing architecture...

The five cheapest cars in Australia right now

Buying a new car is the second-most expensive purchase most of us will ever make, behind the family home. A recent survey by Australian consumer site Canstar Blue found that Aussies spend, on average, $40,128 on a new car and then hold onto that new car for around six years. Canstar’s research went further, breaking down the average new car cost by segment and brand...

Suzuki Jimny production ramps up in India, five-door due in 2022 – report

The rumoured Suzuki Jimny five-door is expected to be unveiled this year ahead of its showroom arrival in 2021, according to an overseas report. Autocar India say Indian exports of the Suzuki Jimny three-door have started, and that the unveiling of the five-door is "six months away"...