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Suzuki Jimny gets a GVM upgrade via Ironman 4x4

Suzuki Jimny owners can now upgrade the GVM (gross vehicle mass) of their pint-sized off-roaders, thanks to local aftermarket outfitters Ironman 4x4. Fully compliant with Australian regulations, the kit adds 350 kilograms of payload, increasing the GVM from 1435kg to 1785kg. This more than doubles the available payload, compared to a standard Jimny...

New automatic cars priced under $20,000 in Australia

There's an old saying that you should spend three months' salary on an engagement ring. According to consumer advice site finder.com.au, a similar rule applies when buying new cars. Ideally, it suggests, you shouldn't spend more than 15 per cent of your annual income on the purchase price of a car...

Dream garage: Suzuki Jimny wagon and ute imagined

The Suzuki Jimny has proven to be such a runaway success the company is reportedly considering wagon and ute versions of the pint-sized four-wheel-drive. The waiting list for a new Suzuki Jimny still stretches up to 12 months in Australia, even though production has ramped up in an attempt to catch up with demand...

Kia and Suzuki commit to sub-$20,000 cars as rivals leave the segment 

The two heavyweights of the sub-$20,000 small-car class – Kia and Suzuki – have pledged to continue selling vehicles in the most affordable end of the market, as an increasing number of rivals have vacated the segment. Brands that have recently priced themselves out of the sub-$20,000 category include market leader Toyota, second-placed Mazda, and former budget-car king Hyundai...

Suzuki Jimny still sold out for six to 12 months as demand continues to rise

The Suzuki Jimny four-wheel-drive remains sold out for up to a year despite the factory ramping up production in an attempt to meet a new surge in demand. Approximately 2500 Suzuki Jimny four-wheel-drives have been sold in Australia since 2019 – more than 1000 of which have been delivered so far this year alone...

2021 Suzuki Swift Series II price and specs revealed

2021 Suzuki Swift Series II gets digital speedo, auto windows, better sound system Added safety tech in the GL Navigator Plus and GLX Turbo Updated styling across range The 2021 Suzuki Swift Series II is here, with more tech to accompany its mid-life facelift...

Missed EOFY? Skoda and Suzuki have you covered

Did you miss out on an end-of-financial-year deal in June? There is hope if you're prepared to bet on an underdog brand. Czech brand Skoda has had a tough year in line with the rest of the market, having reported 2752 cars as sold in the first half of 2020 so far, down 20.8 per cent compared to the same period the prior year...

Suzuki adopts plug-in hybrid Toyota RAV4 in Europe, Australia unlikely  

Do not adjust your eyes. This is not photoshop, this is Suzuki’s re-nosed version of the Toyota RAV4 plug-in hybrid. It has just gone on sale in Europe and is one of the first shared vehicles under the new partnership between the two Japanese car makers. Last year Toyota pledged to buy 24 million shares in Suzuki valued at roughly ¥96 billion (AU$1...

10 cars that beat the coronavirus

Australians are treating themselves to “getaway cars” in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, so they can holiday at home rather than travel overseas. The federal government’s $150,000 instant asset tax write-off has also accelerated sales of certain work vehicles...

2020 Suzuki Ignis price and specs

Suzuki’s facelifted 2020 Ignis city SUV has joined Australian showrooms with revised styling – and a price increase across the board. The 2020 ‘Series II’ Ignis comes in two trim levels, with pricing opening at $17,990 plus on-road costs for the five-seater GL and $19,990 plus on-road costs for the four-seater GLX...

Around the tracks: Porsche Taycan colours, an enviable 15-car garage and Suzuki's bold claim

When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world. Here’s a handful of the photos, articles, videos or social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand new, others have been online for a while. Enjoy them – just not too much, okay? 1...