Suzuki Jimny XL Arrives in Australia: Extended Version Poised to Boost Sales
November 16, 2023
Australia has welcomed the arrival of the Suzuki Jimny XL, previously known as the Jimny 5 Door. This marks the Australian debut of the Jimny XL moniker for the extended five-door variant of this popular off-roader. Suzuki Australia's general manager, Michael Pachota, confirmed the news, showcasing a black Jimny XL with custom 'JBOXXL' plates.
The Jimny XL's official pricing and specifications are set to be announced at a media event on December 5. While prices are yet to be confirmed, the current three-door Jimny ranges from $30,490 to $33,490 before on-road costs. The Jimny XL is 340mm longer than its three-door counterpart, exclusively extending the wheelbase, and maintains the same 210mm ground clearance. It continues to use the 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, with no drivetrain modifications despite its increased size.
Unlike the three-door version manufactured in Japan, the Jimny XL is assembled in India for the Australian market. Earlier this year, Suzuki Australia reported over 1500 pre-orders for the model. However, the exact supply details for the Jimny XL upon its launch remain unspecified.
With 4426 units of the three-door model sold to date, the Jimny XL's introduction is expected to further boost Suzuki's sales figures, which currently trail behind the Swift's 5827 sales. For further insights into similar vehicles, readers might be interested in the 2024 LandCruiser Mini
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