The new Suzuki Jimny, revealed in June, goes on sale in the UK on 1 January 2019 with prices starting from £15,499 for the manual Jimny SZ4.
The new Suzuki Jimny was revealed back in June as Suzuki finally got round to delivering a new Jimny, although one which still retains the Jimny’s USP of affordable off-road prowess and boxy shape.
Despite the new Jimny only being revealed in June, and not yet on sale in the UK, it’s already garnered more than 4,500 expressions of interest in the UK, and it looks like Suzuki are going to struggle to meet demand here on the back of those numbers, and the big demand they’re seeing in Japan.
But the new Jimny will officially go on sale in the UK on 1 January 2019, with prices starting at a couple of grand more than the old Jimny’s (SZ3) starting point – £15,499 for the Jimny SZ4 with manual gearbox, rising to £18,999 for the automatic Jimny SZ5.
The Jimny SZ4 comes with Air Con, DAB and Cruise, but opt for the SZ5 and you get Climate, heated seats, touchscreen infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Sat Nav and alloy wheels. Metallic paint costs you an extra £485, and a two-tone paint job £650.
The limited choice of SZ4 and SZ5 trims gets even more limited when it comes to the engine, with both trim levels only available with Suzuki’s new 1.5 litre naturally-aspirated petrol with 101bhp and official economy of 41.5mpg (37.6mpg for the auto).
If you haven’t already signed up on Suzuki’s site for the new Jimny, you probably won’t get one next year, but with official orders opening on 1 January 2019 it’s worth a shot.
And if you want to make your Jimny properly different, you could also keep an eye on availability for the ‘Little D’ Jimny kit.