RE: New Suzuki Jimny leaked

RE: New Suzuki Jimny leaked

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Mexman

1,223 posts

25 months

Tuesday 5th February
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Lord Marylebone said:
Late to this...

I see the new Jimny parked outside my local Suzuki dealer every day on my way to work.

I think it looks absolutely fantastic. Like a baby G Wagen as many have pointed out.

It’s been surrounded by ‘THE NEW SUZUKI JIMNY” type sales banners and flags on the forecourt for the last 2 months.

I went in to enquire as I know the salesmen in there.

I was told that I couldn’t buy one, couldn’t order one, and wouldn’t be allowed to buy their demonstrator.

If I really wanted one I would have to wait and come back some time in February 2020.

Absolutely fking pointless.


What is the point in advertising cars that no one can buy. It’s not exactly a limited edition Ferrari is it?
Ask Suzuki....
They dictate the dealers advertising, sineage, dealer standards, blah, blah.
Not the dealer.

Lord Marylebone

8,175 posts

121 months

Tuesday 5th February
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Mexman said:
Ask Suzuki....
They dictate the dealers advertising, sineage, dealer standards, blah, blah.
Not the dealer.
Suzuki don’t deal directly with the public.

As far as the car buying public is concerned, the dealers ARE Suzuki.

I don’t think it’s unreasonable to explain your disappointment in this matter to your local Suzuki dealer.

They won’t care of course, but it’s their job to feed all these kind of customer comments back to their Suzuki overlords.

Kmoosa

425 posts

140 months

Wednesday 6th February
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As I think has been mentioned previously, Suzuki think there's mileage in getting people into the showroom and selling them something which maybe more suitable, like a Vitara, Ignis or anything else in the lineup.

Not so easily deterred, I've had this fall into my lap and after a week's worth of use, it's every bit as enjoyable as I thought it might be.


ukaskew

4,883 posts

162 months

Thursday 7th February
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Lord Marylebone said:
I went in to enquire as I know the salesmen in there.

I was told that I couldn’t buy one, couldn’t order one, and wouldn’t be allowed to buy their demonstrator.

What is the point in advertising cars that no one can buy. It’s not exactly a limited edition Ferrari is it?
Sounds like it's doing the job of a halo model quite nicely if it's getting people onto the forecourt. If a few cheap banners and a demo car sell a few Ignis' and Vitaras instead then their work is done. I imagine the Ignis is doing quite nicely off the back of the Jimny, particularly as I'd be surprised if anywhere near 50% of potential Jimny buyers really need any sort of genuine off-road capabilities.

LaurasOtherHalf

14,816 posts

137 months

Thursday 7th February
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ukaskew said:
Sounds like it's doing the job of a halo model quite nicely
No offence but it's a Jimny. The lack of sales is down to Suzuki's mismanagement alone, if they somehow sell a couple of Ignis or whatever of the back of people coming in wanting a Jimny then fair enough but let's be honest, very few who want the new Jimny are going to settle for a run of the mill Suzuki.

Releasing a run of the mill car and it not really being available in proper numbers for a few months is quite normal. A year is ineptitude.


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wisbech

896 posts

62 months

Thursday 7th February
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Wouldn’t say Ignis is run of the mill - it is a quirky/ effective city car that looks to be a better package than the VAG /Toyota/ Hyunkia alternatives.

22

1,444 posts

78 months

Thursday 7th February
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I'd hoped to buy one. I live in the sticks, but wouldn't do much off-road. Do I need one? Course not, would I buy one? Yup.

I'm not, however, going to bust my balls trying to find one or wait a year.

No enough stock = lost sales.

HorneyMX5

4,462 posts

91 months

Thursday 7th February
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Spotted this preproduction New Jimny in London today.


Lord Marylebone

8,175 posts

121 months

Thursday 7th February
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LaurasOtherHalf said:
No offence but it's a Jimny. The lack of sales is down to Suzuki's mismanagement alone, if they somehow sell a couple of Ignis or whatever of the back of people coming in wanting a Jimny then fair enough but let's be honest, very few who want the new Jimny are going to settle for a run of the mill Suzuki.

Releasing a run of the mill car and it not really being available in proper numbers for a few months is quite normal. A year is ineptitude.
He’s right.

All the people that have spoke to me about wanting a new Jimny are not Suzuki buyers.

They have seen the new Jimny and want one.

If they find they can’t have one on anything like a reasonable time, they will walk away and spend their money on something else.

They won’t buy another Suzuki as they would rather walk than buy something like an Celerio or a Ignis.

I’m not saying they are bad cars, I’m just saying that most people who want a Jimny don’t want a Suzuki.

It’s simply incompetence that a global motor manufacturer can offer a small, cheap car, splash it all over the magazines, their own website and forecourts, and then pretty much tell anyone that walks in that they can’t have one.

I’ve just been on the Suzuki uk website and it’s splashed all over there “From £15,499!” apparently...

Kmoosa

425 posts

140 months

Thursday 7th February
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Lord Marylebone said:
He’s right.

All the people that have spoke to me about wanting a new Jimny are not Suzuki buyers.

They have seen the new Jimny and want one.

If they find they can’t have one on anything like a reasonable time, they will walk away and spend their money on something else.

They won’t buy another Suzuki as they would rather walk than buy something like an Celerio or a Ignis.

I’m not saying they are bad cars, I’m just saying that most people who want a Jimny don’t want a Suzuki.

It’s simply incompetence that a global motor manufacturer can offer a small, cheap car, splash it all over the magazines, their own website and forecourts, and then pretty much tell anyone that walks in that they can’t have one.

I’ve just been on the Suzuki uk website and it’s splashed all over there “From £15,499!” apparently...
Good point, but maybe the Vitara would be the more likely to draw interest from a potential Jimny buyer?

Lord Marylebone

8,175 posts

121 months

Thursday 7th February
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Kmoosa said:
Good point, but maybe the Vitara would be the more likely to draw interest from a potential Jimny buyer?
I honestly don’t think so.

I would never buy or drive a Vitara.

But I would love to drive a new Jimny.

People aren’t looking for a relatively inexpensive 4x4, they are looking for a Jimny.

300bhp/ton

36,549 posts

131 months

Thursday 7th February
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Kmoosa said:
Good point, but maybe the Vitara would be the more likely to draw interest from a potential Jimny buyer?
I doubt it very much. You wouldn’t walk into a Ford dealership to look at a Mustang and drive out in a diesel Fiesta. Anyone who does, simply wasn’t there to buy the Jimny in the first place.

em177

2,909 posts

105 months

Thursday 7th February
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It seems like this is the timeline:

- Build lots of hype: have no cars for sale
- Wait for hype to die down: have cars for sale

Seems a bit silly to me.

Lord Marylebone

8,175 posts

121 months

Thursday 7th February
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em177 said:
It seems like this is the timeline:

- Build lots of hype: have no cars for sale
- Wait for hype to die down: have cars for sale

Seems a bit silly to me.
When I spoke to Suzuki, they basically blamed the demand and lack of cars on fact that the public wanted to buy it rofl

The exact words of the Suzuki sales manager to me:

“Blame the Americans and Asian market. They’ve all gone mad for it. Wanting to stick bodykits on them and make them look like G Wagens and all that kind of thing”

I asked if he thought that Suzuki should have known there would be demand for a new model and made sure there was plenty of production capacity, but he just shrugged at me and made it obvious he wasn’t interested in discussing it.

skyrover

12,110 posts

145 months

Thursday 7th February
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Lord Marylebone said:
When I spoke to Suzuki, they basically blamed the demand and lack of cars on fact that the public wanted to buy it rofl

The exact words of the Suzuki sales manager to me:

“Blame the Americans and Asian market. They’ve all gone mad for it. Wanting to stick bodykits on them and make them look like G Wagens and all that kind of thing”

I asked if he thought that Suzuki should have known there would be demand for a new model and made sure there was plenty of production capacity, but he just shrugged at me and made it obvious he wasn’t interested in discussing it.
The jimmy is not even sold in North America, so that's that excuse out the window.

Bill

38,922 posts

196 months

Thursday 7th February
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300bhp/ton said:
I doubt it very much. You wouldn’t walk into a Ford dealership to look at a Mustang and drive out in a diesel Fiesta. Anyone who does, simply wasn’t there to buy the Jimny in the first place.
Mustang Vs Fiesta?? More like Ranger Vs Kuga.

Lord Marylebone

8,175 posts

121 months

Thursday 7th February
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skyrover said:
The jimmy is not even sold in North America, so that's that excuse out the window.
Well there we go.

Yet more proof, if any were needed, that anyone working in car sales cannot tell the truth.

Prof Prolapse

14,448 posts

131 months

Thursday 7th February
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HorneyMX5 said:
Spotted this preproduction New Jimny in London today.

Wow. That really is it.

RATATTAK

5,493 posts

130 months

Thursday 7th February
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HorneyMX5 said:
Spotted this preproduction New Jimny in London today.

Only done 5 miles in 13 years ???

ukaskew

4,883 posts

162 months

Friday 8th February
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BOTB are pushing these quite heavily as one of the cheapest options of cars to try and win on their site. I wonder how that would work considering you can't buy them.