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Suzuki Jimny now available with black paint in Australia

The Suzuki Jimny has been available locally in a range of colours but one simple shade has been missing – until now.

The popular and supply-restricted Jimny off-roader is now available in Australia with a black exterior paint option.

Suzuki Australia says it has received a huge amount of requests for black paint since the current-generation Jimny launched locally in early 2019.

It has also apparently seen an immediate uptick in enquiries since initially teasing it on its social media early last week.

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Despite healthier stock levels of the Jimny, supply still outstrips demand which makes wait-lists an ongoing factor.

Suzuki Australia general manager Michael Pachota recently said average wait times for the Jimny are around 6-8 months, depending on the dealer.

The Japanese automaker delivered a total of 2564 Jimny models across the first half of this year, up 75 per cent on the same period in 2021, at an average of around 430 each month.

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Orders for the single-tone Bluish Black Pearl paint option are open now at Suzuki dealers and it costs an additional $695. It’s available on both the Jimny and Jimny Lite.

The single-tone Bluish Black Pearl paint option has been available in other markets since the current generation’s launch, but Australia has gone without – though various colours have been available with a Bluish Black Pearl roof.

The only other exterior paint colour available elsewhere but not in Australia is Silky Silver Metallic.

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The 2022 Suzuki Jimny range is now available in the following exterior paint options:

  • White
  • Bluish Black Pearl (+$695) (NEW)
  • Medium Grey (+$695)
  • Jungle Green (+$695)
  • Brisk Blue Metallic & Bluish Black Pearl two-tone (+$1295)
  • Kinetic Yellow Metallic & Bluish Black Pearl two-tone (+$1295)
  • Chiffon Ivory Metallic & Bluish Black Pearl two-tone (+$1295)

Suzuki hasn’t announced any other updates to the Jimny locally.

The 2022 Suzuki Jimny range starts at $28,490 before on-road costs for the Jimny Lite manual and extends to $31,490 before on-road costs for the Jimny automatic.

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Both are powered by a 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder engine producing 75kW of power and 130Nm of torque with either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission.

They measure just 3645mm long yet have 210mm of ground clearance, part-time 4×4 with a low-range transfer case, as well as rigid axles front and rear with three linkages per axle.

While not confirmed for Australia, a long-anticipated five-door version of the Jimny is drawing closer to an expected launch in either late 2022 or early 2023.

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