Suzuki is introducing a stripper version of its iconic Jimny offroader.

The alloys have come off and the infotainment system has been replaced by a no frills CD/radio.

Air conditioning remains standard while the CD/radio supports Bluetooth phone and audio streaming.

It’s also got plastic-backed mirrors, the LED headlights have been replaced by mundane halogen units, not to mention the fact it comes only as a manual.

The 1.5-litre four cylinder engine remains the same, however, with 75kW of power and 130Nm of torque.

But Suzuki is excited because it will probably be able to sell a few of them, especially to the off road fraternity who don’t mind sacrificing a few luxuries in the name of adventure.

The current model, launched here in 2019, is the biggest selling model in the range.

Until now it has been available only as the one fully equipped model, priced from $25,990 — with a choice of auto or manual.

Suzuki’s general manager, Michael Pachota, said “We’re giving people what they want – more Jimny’s! With demand continuously increasing for this model we are so pleased to be able to add another variant in the line-up and continue to grow our Jimny community with this incremental supply opportunity.”

“We will also maintain the fair allocation process based on customer orders with a queue system as we have done with the current Jimny in 2021, making sure the next order in the queue gets the next car to hit Australian soil, every time.”

New Jimny Lite is set to arrive in August, with recommended retail pricing to be revealed August 1,

A dedicated page on suzuki.com.au with more information on the Jimny Lite will go live on July 1.

Edit: Suzuki has announced Jimmy Lite recommended retail pricing at $26,990 (plus dealer delivery and government charges).

Metallic paint charge is $695 for single tone and $1295 for two tone.

It’s also advised full model Jimny is actually $28,490 for the manual and $29,990 for the auto — plus on roads.

 

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Jimny offroader stripped for action

Riley

Chris Riley has been a journalist for 40 years. He has spent half of his career as a writer, editor and production editor in newspapers, the rest of the time driving and writing about cars both in print and online. His love affair with cars began as a teenager with the purchase of an old VW Beetle, followed by another Beetle and a string of other cars on which he has wasted too much time and money. A self-confessed geek, he’s not afraid to ask the hard questions - at the risk of sounding silly.
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