Only 100 Suzuki Jimny units allocated to PH, backlog could be ‘months’

That’s…not a lot
by Drei Laurel | May 30, 2019
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Planning to order or have already made a reservation for the all-new Suzuki Jimny? You’re probably going to be sweating bullets after reading this news.

According to sources from within the local auto industry, only 100 to 120 units of the Japanese car manufacturer’s iconic off-roader have been allocated to the Philippine market so far. The source added that stock is currently limited to about two to three Jimny units per dealership.

This, our source tells us, is because production in Japan—the only place where the Jimny is being manufactured—is unable to keep up with the vehicles’ popularity.

The units are also said to have arrived recently and are now supposedly sitting in a Suzuki stockyard located in Laguna. They're set to head off to dealerships across the country next week.

We’re told that this initial batch of Jimnys is far from enough to satisfy local demand, and those who’ve already ordered the vehicle may have to wait months to get their hands on a unit.  

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In the Philippines, the all-new Suzuki Jimny is available for between P975,000 and P1,095,000. It comes packing a 1.5-liter engine with 100hp and 130Nm of torque, and can be had with either a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic transmission.

So, it looks like potential owners may have a long wait ahead of them. Did you order a Jimny?

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