Suzuki has announced some small updates for the Japanese market Jimny and Jimny Sierra models.
The updated off-roaders will be released on October 20, 2021. Models equipped with the four-speed automatic transmission now feature an automatic start-stop feature to cut down on emissions and reduce fuel consumption. This start/stop feature only works when the vehicle is in two-wheel drive mode.
Elsewhere, the updated Jimny and Jimny Sierra now include automatic headlights even if they are not equipped with the available Suzuki Safety Support system, as well as a spare tire cover. No other changes have been made and it is not yet clear if and when these upgrades will be introduced in other markets.
The most affordable Suzuki Jimny on sale is the Jimny XG variant with the 5-speed manual transmission that starts at 1.485 million yen ($13,513). Other variants on offer include the Jimny XL starting at 1.611 million yen ($14,660), the Jimny XC starting at 1.776 million yen ($16,161), the Jimny Sierra JL that’s available from 1.793 million ($16,316), and the flagship Jimny Sierra JC that’s priced at 1.958 million ($17,817) with the five-speed manual and 2.0845 million ($18,969) with the 4-speed automatic.
The launch of these updates comes a few months after the Jimny was launched as an LCV in Europe. It is virtually identical to the standard model but is a two-seater since the rear seats have been deleted for a larger 863-liter cargo area with a safety partition grid and has simple 15-inch steel wheels.