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2019 Suzuki Jimny, Vitara: Australia Day launch locked in

Suzuki Australia has confirmed the hotly-anticipated 2019 Jimny and facelifted 2019 Vitara Series II will officially go on sale Down Under as of Australia Day next month (January 26). Pricing and specifications for both model lines are yet to be announced at this stage, but the company continues to cite strong interest for the all-new Jimny, which already has "well over 200 pre-orders" in Australia...

2019 Suzuki Jimny priced from £15,499 in the UK

The all-new 2019 Suzuki Jimny has been priced and specified for the UK market, with the little Japanese off-roader to kick off at £15,499 ($27,475) in Britain. Scheduled to go on sale in the UK from January 2019, the Jimny will be offered in two trim levels – SZ4 and SZ5 – both fitted as standard with a five-speed manual transmission and a selectable four-wheel drive system...

Suzuki Jimny vs Toyota Prado off-road – video

If you're anything like us, the arrival of a new Suzuki Jimny is exciting news. With a cute, retro face and proper off-road chops, it's the antidote to the average soft-roader. But just how capable is it when the going gets really, really tough? To find out, Autocar put the flyweight Suzuki head-to-head with a proper heavyweight, in the form of the Toyota Prado three-door utility – known as the LandCruiser Utility in the UK...

CarAdvice podcast 125: Why are luxury car customers more satisfied?

Joining Mandy Turner this week are Mike Costello and Scott Collie. In car news, the Kia Picanto GT has been given a 2019 arrival date, pricing and specs have been released for the Ford Mustang Ecoboost, Sydney has been labelled Australia's most congested city, and the Renault Alaskan could be set for a 2020 Australian launch...

2019 Suzuki Jimny preorders sitting at 123

Suzuki’s Australian arm has now taken a sizeable 123 preorders on its new Jimny micro off-roader, well ahead of its projected launch here in late January of 2019. As you may recall, less than two months ago (shortly after the car’s online reveal) Suzuki held 37 local orders, meaning demand keeps spiking as the arrival nears...

2019 Suzuki Jimny scores 3 stars in Euro NCAP testing

Suzuki's upcoming Jimny has scored just three stars in Euro NCAP testing, on the back of relatively low scores for adult occupant and vulnerable road-user protection. The adult occupant protection rating was hindered by a steering wheel airbag that didn't quite inflate correctly, allowing the driver's head to contact the steering wheel rim...

Maruti Suzuki testing rugged, cheap EVs for India

Suzuki is furthering its electrified vehicle rollout, embarking on a testing program led by its India-based, partially-owned subsidiary Maruti Suzuki. Maruti Suzuki is committed to bring an electric vehicle (EV) to India by 2020, and in the lead-up has commenced a nation-wide fleet testing program...

Suzuki overtakes BMW to be world's most profitable carmaker

Long-running champion of the profit-per-vehicle game, BMW has been usurped by an unlikely challenger – Suzuki. Manager Magazin cites a study by Ernst & Young, which shows Suzuki enjoyed an 11.8 per cent profit margin during the second quarter of 2018, putting it ahead of BMW on 11.4 per cent. For those interested, Daimler (6...

Mazda, Suzuki, Yamaha admit to improper emissions testing

Mazda, Suzuki and Yamaha have joined a growing list of Japanese companies falsifying data, with all three admitting to improper fuel economy and emissions testing. First reported by industry journal, Automotive News Europe, the announcements come after internal investigations made by all three firms ordered by the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism...

2019 Suzuki Vitara facelift unveiled

The facelifted Suzuki Vitara has been given its first official outing in Europe, and it includes new safety features to go along with a mildly tweaked design. Up front, the updated Vitara features a new grille and redesigned lower section of the front bumper. The graphics for the tail-lights have also been tweaked to incorporated LEDs, and the reversing lamp has been moved down to a central position in the rear bumper...

2019 Suzuki Vitara 'Series II' leaked

The updated Suzuki Vitara Series II has leaked online ahead of its official reveal, giving us a first look at the updated crossover before it goes on sale locally in the first quarter of next year. Published on a government website, this is the first time we've seen the final design of the updated Vitara, with all previous images being of camouflaged prototypes doing rounds in Europe...