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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"...

Top 10 new cars money can’t buy: The list of vehicles with a long queue

New-car sales have recovered faster than expected in the wake of the pandemic – with demand surging in the last two months of 2020 – which has led to severe stock shortages of some models. After almost a decade of record low prices and sharp drive-away deals the balance of power has shifted in favour of dealers who are scrambling for cars to sell...

The unlikely cars reversing the COVID-19 sales slide – the follow-up

In June, we highlighted four model lines that were continuing to perform despite the market downturn. Since that piece went live, the market has ebbed and flowed. Whilst some segments were stimulated by tax incentives, others were held back by stock shortages, production issues, and delayed new product launches. As of the end of year, it has begun to show signs of recovery...

Kei Limo: Suzuki Wagon R is a stretch

The 'kei' car concept was introduced as a city vehicle by the Japanese government, designed to keep parking spaces to a minimum and provide financial benefits to owners. Naturally, someone in Pakistan has decided the Suzuki Wagon R kei car would be the perfect basis to create a six-door limousine...

2021 Suzuki new cars

Suzuki sold out of cars in 2020 and is currently scrambling to get more stock ready for 2021 after recent updates to the Swift and Vitara. As Australians avoid public transport in the wake of the coronavirus crisis – and shift back into safe, reliable and affordable cars – Suzuki dealers were left almost empty, except for cars that had 'sold' signs on them...

Around the tracks: The Rock can't fit into a Porsche Taycan

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...

Five fun-size hot hatches in Australia now or coming soon

Hot hatches are enjoying a resurgence as our cities become congested and more buyers are treating themselves to a new car in lieu of an overseas holiday. With most international borders closed for the foreseeable future, dealers are reporting unexpected high demand – in particular for top end cars...

Five-door Suzuki Jimny could debut in 2021 – report

A five-door variant of the Suzuki Jimny is tipped to go into production in 2021. While rumours of a five-door Jimny first surfaced in 2018, a report from website GaadiWaadi suggests the model will be manufactured by Suzuki's Indian subsidiary from next year. However, it claims the vehicles will be assembled with 'knock-down' kits coming from Japan – meaning production of a five-door Jimny may be established in Japan itself...

Suzuki Jimny is the little car that could: hits new sales record, wait list still 12 months

The fun-size four-wheel-drive, the Suzuki Jimny, has set a new sales record in Australia, as the waiting list continues to stretch up to 12 months on certain models. Suzuki has sold more Jimnys in the first nine months of 2020 (1474) than it did for the entire 2019 calendar year (1391)...

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...