Suzuki Jimny Three-Door Auto: Limited Release Creates Buzz Down Under
Attention all off-road enthusiasts and Suzuki Jimny aficionados, the moment you've been waiting for is almost here! Suzuki Australia has announced a limited release of 500 three-door automatic Jimny 4WDs, and the order books are set to reopen next week. This exciting development comes after a nine-month hiatus, during which eager customers had to wait patiently for their chance to own this iconic compact SUV. In this blog post, we'll dive into the details of this limited release and what it means for potential buyers.
A Limited Opportunity
Suzuki Australia has confirmed that starting on Monday, September 18, 2023, at 12:00 pm AEST, a "limited release" of 500 three-door automatic Jimny 4WDs will be available for order. However, it's important to note that these vehicles will be offered on a "first-come, first-served" basis. Once all 500 orders have been fulfilled, the opportunity to order the Jimny three-door automatic will close until further notice.
A Brief Hiatus
The reason behind the temporary closure of orders for the Jimny three-door automatic dates back to January 19, 2023. At that time, an estimated 18-month waitlist had led to the pause in orders. Fortunately, the three-door manual version remained available for order, as it did not have as long of a waitlist.
Clearing the Backlog
Suzuki Australia has been hard at work reducing the massive backlog of orders for the three-door automatic Jimny models. While the exact reasons behind the pause are multifaceted, one contributing factor appears to be the need to divert the supply of automatic transmissions to the upcoming five-door variant. The prices for the five-door Jimny are expected to be announced in November 2023, with deliveries set for early next year.
While this limited release is certainly exciting news, it's unclear when orders for the Suzuki Jimny three-door automatic will reopen on a permanent basis. However, enthusiasts can rest assured that Suzuki Australia is diligently working to meet the demand.
Interestingly, since the pause on orders for the three-door automatic, Suzuki Australia reports that "order rates" for the manual version have increased by a staggering 256 percent. While the manual Jimny now accounts for approximately 20 percent of Suzuki Jimny sales, this statistic suggests that demand for the iconic SUV remains strong, even with limited transmission options.
The limited release of the Suzuki Jimny three-door automatic is a testament to its enduring popularity among adventure seekers and off-road enthusiasts. With 500 units available on a first-come, first-served basis, those eager to get behind the wheel of this iconic compact SUV should mark their calendars for September 18, 2023. While the wait has been long, the excitement surrounding the return of the three-door automatic Jimny is sure to reignite the spirit of adventure on Australian roads and beyond. Don't miss your chance to be a part of this limited release!