Entry-level variant of the Jimny will launch in Australia first, followed by other markets.
Suzuki is readying an even more affordable version of the popular Jimny SUV. This new variant will be called the Suzuki Jimny Lite and will launch in Australia first. We tell you more about it.
- Suzuki Jimny Lite will miss out on some equipment
- To come with the same 1.5-litre petrol engine
- Will be built in Japan and sold in Australia initially
Suzuki Jimny Lite: What’s different?
The Jimny Lite will come with a few features and equipment deletions that are currently standard on the Jimny Sierra sold globally. The Jimny Lite will not be available with alloy wheels but will get black steel wheels instead, it will also omit the SmartPlay infotainment system but will come with a 2-DIN audio system that will be similar to the ones seen on Maruti Suzuki mid-spec models sold in our market. The Jimny Lite also misses out on fog lamps and projector headlamps.
There won’t be any changes mechanically, which means the Jimny Lite will come with the same 102hp 1.5-litre petrol mated to a five-speed manual transmission. It will also come with standard four-wheel drive gear including low range, just like the more expensive versions of the SUV.
Suzuki Jimny Lite: availability
The Jimny Lite will be built in Japan and will be introduced in markets like Australia first where it will go on sale in August this year.
As far as India goes, Maruti Suzuki already builds and exports the Jimny Sierra to multiple international markets. A facelifted version with more features and altered looks along with a much awaited five-door bodystyle is in the works and will see light of day in the future.