Published on November 30th, 2021 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Suzuki Jimny Sold Out In Malaysia For 2021
Waiting list for the Suzuki Jimny extends to 4 months in Malaysia
Just before the Suzuki Jimny was launched in Malaysia there was some negativity on social media about its indicated selling price of RM160,000.
New brand guardian, Naza Eastern went ahead and did a quiet launch with little fanfare and announced the selling price to be RM168,900 with no discount at all.
Now, as the month of November 2021 comes to an end, exactly 30 days after its official launch in Malaysia, Naza Eastern has already delivered 30 units of this Jimny (another 5 units being delivered this coming week) to Malaysians and there is a growing waiting list that extends to 4 months. Yes, 110 Malaysians have booked this new Jimny and paid the RM168,900 asking price and are waiting up to 4 months to get their new Suzuki Jimny.
Meanwhile there were Approved Permit used car dealers importing and selling the Jimny at a sky high price of more than RM200k the previous year and nobody on social media commented on this.
We even spotted a 2019 model Suzuki Jimny Sierra in Jungle Green and with a rare 5-speed manual gearbox for sale at a ridiculous high price of RM220,000 without warranty and after sales and right after our breaking news of the Suzuki showroom opening in March this year, the price dropped to RM169,000, which was still too expensive.
The right selling price should be not more than RM99,900 for a used 3-year-old reconditioned unit as the previous model Jimny was launched in Malaysia, fully imported from Japan from just RM87,000 to RM92,000.
PRESS RELEASE: Suzuki Motor Corporation launched this 4th generation all-new Jimny 4WD in Japan on 5 July 2018 for the first time in 20 years. Its authentic off-road functions and performances have been enhanced, and this all-new Jimny compact car has been installed with a newly-developed 1.5 litre engine.
The former 1.3-litre engine is replaced by a 1.5-litre engine in the all-new Jimny. It delivers stronger torque at all rpm than its predecessor, with ample torque at low revolutions enhancing driving performance especially while driving off-road, where low revolution is often needed. Despite the increased displacement, it has smaller overall dimensions than the engine it replaces, with 15 percent reduced weight, contributing to enhanced fuel efficiency.
4-speed automatic transmission
The 4-speed automatic transmission has also been redesigned to offer less friction and better fuel economy. The shift pattern has been changed from the former gate type to the straight (aligned) type to simplify operation.
There no question that this latest Jimny is desirable on myriad fronts; the combination of nonconformist styling, a superbly crafted and functional cabin, plus robust engineering is a tribute to every Jimny that has come before it.
Well this 4th-generation Jimny, in many ways is the most complete Jimny ever produced and we would like one.
Suzuki fans should keep a close eye on Suzuki Malaysia’s Facebook and Instagram pages or visit the Suzuki Malaysia website at www.suzukimalaysia.com for more updates.