With the new Suzuki Jimny proving so popular Suzuki can’t keep up with orders, it’s no surprise to learn it’s a residual value star, according to CAP.
It’s just six months since the new Suzuki Jimny was revealed, and despite being a more modern take on Suzuki’s little off-road star it’s still offering real off-road abilities and real appeal as evidenced by its sales success.
That sales success means there’s little chance of anyone deciding now to buy a new Jimny in the UK being able to get one before 2020, and the already burgeoning array of aftermarket titivations for the new Jimny are going to see their success limited by the Jimny’s scarcity.
But if there’s one crumb of comfort you can take from a new car with a big waiting list is that it’s going to retain a sizeable chunk of its value, and that’s not confirmed by CAP with their forecast for the Jimny’s future residual values.
According to CAP, even if you do 20,000 miles a year for the firts three years, the Jimny is going to retain 52 per cent of its value over three years. Do a much more common 12,000 a year and it’ll be worth a whopping 61 per cent of its new value after three years.
Which means, if you can actually get your hands on a new Jimny, any lease deal is probably going to be cheaper than walking everywhere and buying new shoes on a regular basis.