Suzuki Jimny gets a price increase for 2022

Updated Jan 17, 2022 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

The price movements take effect across the range. 

Suzuki Auto Philippines may be ushering in the new year with two upcoming new releases, but there are also movements as far as its existing lineup is concerned, particularly in pricing. One example is the Jimny mini SUV, which gets a significant price bump. 

Suzuki Jimny

2022 will see Suzuki Philippines implementing a price increase for the Suzuki Jimny 

Customers can expect to pay a higher premium for the carmaker’s tiny terrain-conquering machine, which continues to be popular despite a rather long wait list globally. The base Jimny GL with manual transmission, originally priced at Php 1,095,000, now costs Php 1,170,000, an increase of Php 75,000. 

 Model  Old SRP   New SRP 
 Suzuki Jimny GL 1.5 MT  Php 1,095,000  Php 1,170,000
 Suzuki Jimny GL 1.5 AT  Php 1,155,000  Php 1,217,000
 Suzuki Jimny GLX 1.5 AT (monotone)  Php 1,205,000  Php 1,275,000
 Suzuki Jimny GLX 1.5 AT (two-tone)  Php 1,215,000  Php 1,285,000

The GL’s automatic transmission variant now carries a sticker price of Php 1,217,000, a Php 62,000 markup from the previous Php 1,155,000. There are also price adjustments in place for the model’s higher-spec GLX trim. The monotone body option retails for Php 1,275,000, representing a Php 70,000 increase. For those who prefer the two-tone option, be ready to fork over Php 1,285,000, which is also Php 70,000 higher than the old sticker price of Php 1,215,000.    

Suzuki Jimny Japan-spec

Meanwhile, its Japanese counterpart gets subtle upgrades 

No changes are expected for the Jimny’s appearance and feature set. That’s as far as the Philippine market is concerned, at least. In contrast, the model does get upgrades in its home market of Japan, albeit very subtle ones. Automatic headlamps have been installed for one thing, accompanied by a new spare tire cover on the tailgate.

The most significant enhancement so far on the current generation is the inclusion of a start/stop system in its 660cc turbocharged 3-cylinder engine. This automatically shuts off the engine’s cylinders in case of extended idling, helping the Jimny save fuel and reduce emissions, although this is exclusive to the automatic variants and kicks in only when 2WD is engaged.          

Would the price increases for the Philippine-spec Suzuki Jimny deter you from wanting to have one, or is it still on your wishlist, regardless? 

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Know more about Suzuki Jimny 2023

Suzuki Jimny

The Suzuki Jimny 2023 is a 4x4, ladder-frame mini-SUV. In the local market, this model is available in three different variants. There’s the GL 1.5 MT, the GLX 1.5 AT (Monotone), and the GLX 1.5 AT (Two-tone). Their prices range from Php 1,258,000 to Php 1,330,000. 

Under the hood, the Suzuki Jimny uses a 1.5-liter inline-4 gasoline engine capable of producing up to 101 horsepower and 130 Nm of torque. The entry-level GL variant may come with a five-speed manual gearbox, while the GLX exclusively uses a four-speed automatic transmission. All then come with the Suzuki 4x4 All Grip Pro drivetrain. 

Size-wise, the Suzuki Jimny has a length of 3,480mm, a width of 1,645mm, and a height of 1,725mm. It then has a wheelbase length of 2,250mm, and a ground clearance of 210mm. 

Locally, the Suzuki Jimny technically doesn’t have direct competitors. Then again, the closest off-road-focused recreational vehicles available locally are the Toyota FJ Cruise and the Jeep Wrangler. Size-wise though, the Jimny is more in line with the Hyundai Kona, MG ZS, Geely Coolray, Kia Seltos, Chery Tiggo 2 Pro, and Mazda CX-3, among others. 

₱ 1,258,000 - ₱ 1,330,000

Joseph Paolo Estabillo

Joseph Paolo Estabillo


Joseph holds a degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines Diliman and has been writing professionally since 1999. He has written episodes for CNN Philippines' motoring show Drive, and has worked on corporate projects for MG Philippines and Pilipinas Shell. Aside from being’s Content Lead, he also writes content for numerous car dealerships in the U.S., spanning multiple brands such as Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Maserati, among others.


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