Suzuki Jimny has a heritage that other manufacturers envy. Since 1970 Jimny has provided a legendary reputaion for go anywhere motoring at an affordable price. Ok, so it’s not the largest vehicle on the road, but it will take almost everything in its stride. If you’re an off road driver,
First impressions are important for any purchase. Mrs Aldons looked at the new Suzuki Ignis and said “Isn’t that cute!” I’m afraid that my opinion was less flattering at least from a first impression. The exterior just doesn’t do it for me, but it is typical of small Japanese designed
When my business partner and I purchased Northstar Mitsubishi and Suzuki in 2000, I was delighted to be introduced to the Suzuki brand. The old dealer didn’t do much with it, but as Northstar Suzuki, we took the brand to new heights in our market area. So I was delighted
There’s deniability and then there’s proof. The All-New Suzuki Jimny 5-Door was revealed at the Indian Auto Expo this week. Maruti Suzuki will build the new model for a world-wide audience, and we in Australia will arguably see it in September or October this year. Don’t expect any new engines
A small crossover that fights on price Similar to US 5th Amendment, in Australia you have the right to silence when you’re asked a question by the police. So when I was posed with the question: What do you think of this Suzuki Ignis? I used my right to silence.
Suzuki Vitara GLX Turbo – A small SUV with a big reputation My wife Suzi is a Suzuki fan – she first started driving the brand in 2004 and had one of the first Suzuki Swifts to hit the road. Her last one, for the time being, was a
Arguably one of the lesser-known models in their Australian range is their small hatch called the Suzuki Baleno GLX. When I first became a Suzuki dealer way back in 2000, Suzuki was probably one of the ignored BRANDS, but that all changed in 2004 with the release of the Suzuki
New Look Suzuki Baleno Coming To Australia If you ignore the badge on the grill, would you really know who makes this hatch? It might look like a Kia Cerato, but this one is made in Japan by the masters of small cars with fuel efficient engines and plenty of
Any car company that has a 10 month + waiting time for their product can be lauded or criticised. I’ve driven Suzuki Jimny and I think that it should be held up as an example of a price-conscious, do what it says, motor vehicle. Sure it doesn’t have battery power,
When a particular model in a brand’s range hasn’t been available for a while, you can expect that it will be difficult to get one let alone at a good price. So it is with the new Suzuki Jimny. My local Suzuki dealer just this morning (21/3/19) told me that
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