With a 12-month waiting period for a brand new Suzuki Jimny worldwide, 4x4 enthusiasts have been turning their attention to the used car market. As a result, the high demand for a used Jimny has driven prices in the Australian, Japanese, and Indonesian markets way pass its official listed retail price!
Suzuki first introduced the fourth-generation Jimny in the land down under back in 2018. It quickly became the staple SUV for those who are looking for a budget off-road SUV.
And it helped that the Jimny has a reputation for being reliable and practical, not to mention the 3-door's appealing looks.
According to Dmarge, a brand new Jimny’s MSRP is listed at AUD 28,490. The cheapest second hand Jimny GJ you can find on Aussie used car site Carsales is a beige manual 2019 base model listed at AUD 34,000. That’s about a 20% premium over retail.
Meanwhile, the most expensive model on Carsales, another beige example but with an automatic transmission and listed in 2020 is listed for AUD 50,000. That’s an over 75% premium!
And this phenomenon isn’t just happening in Aussie, the same can be seen in Indonesia as well. As of July 2020, the Jimny has a listed MSRP from IDR 372,5m to IDR 388m. The car is listed on used car sites starting from IDR 450m to IDR 500m.
Over in Japan, demand for the Suzuki Jimny has also driven prices up. A brand-new Jimny starts from JPY 1.96m to JPY 2.06m, while a used unit can start from JPY 2.51m!
Closer to home, word is that Suzuki’s new distributor, Naza Eastern Motors, has plans to launch the Jimny on our shores as well.
But would you put down money for a used Jimny that is priced way higher than the original retail price?