Suzuki Jimny 5-door debuts adding extra practicality to the mix
The SUV stretched its wheelbase by 340 mm (13.4 in), allowing more room for rear passengers and a more respectable 208 lt (7.3 cu ft) boot.
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Suzuki has finally unveiled the long-awaited Jimny 5-door at the 2023 Auto Expo in Delhi, India. The longer and more practical variant of the Jimny will be sold in Suzuki’s global markets, including India, Africa and Latin America.
Unsurprisingly, the 5-door Suzuki Jimny shares most of its design with the 3-door model. Other than the additional doors and longer wheelbase, the only styling update is the chrome grille, as the boxy shape, lighting units, unpainted bumpers, and fender flares remain identical.
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The Suzuki Jimny 5-door measures 3,985 mm (156.9 in) long, 1,645 mm (64.8 in) wide and 1,720 mm (67.7 in) high, with a wheelbase of 2,590 mm (102 in). ). This means it is 340 mm (13.4 in) longer than the Global Spec Jimny 3-door, with all the extra length going to the extended wheelbase. The rest of the dimensions are practically identical. Based on specifications, the SUV weighs between 1,195 and 1,210 kg (2,635 and 2,668 lbs), which is 75 to 125 kg (165 and 276 lbs) heavier compared to its 3-door counterpart.
Inside, there is more space for rear passengers who benefit from newly designed seats. The front seats can still recline upright, making the Jimny the perfect spot for a quick nap. Cargo space is still quite small at 208 liters (7.3 cu ft), rising to 332 liters (11.7 cu ft) when the rear seats are folded down according to the press release. This is a significant increase over the 3-door model’s 85-lt (3 cu ft) trunk in a four-seat configuration, though it falls short of the 863-lt (30.5 cu-ft) space in the rear of the Jimny. LCV two. -seat.
The family dash comes with either a 7- or 9-inch touchscreen for infotainment that is compatible with wireless Android Auto/Apple Carplay and has a rearview camera. Two versions are available, Alpha and Zeta, with the top-spec model adding LED headlights, fog lights, 15-inch alloy wheels (instead of steel), cruise control, leather-wrapped steering wheel, automatic climate control, 9 – inch infotainment and an Arkamys sound system with four speakers. Both models come standard with six airbags.
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Under the hood of the Indian-spec model is a naturally aspirated 1.5-litre petrol engine producing 103 hp (77 kW / 105 PS) and 134 Nm (99 lb-ft) of torque. The engine is mated to either a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic. In both cases, Suzuki’s AllGrip Pro AWD system with low-range transfer gear comes standard. Rumors of a mild-hybrid configuration did not materialize, although an electrified powerplant could be offered in other markets in the future.
The ladder-frame SUV remains quite capable off the beaten path thanks to short overhangs and generous 210mm (8.3in) of ground clearance. Compared to the shorter 3-door variant, the entry and exit angles are almost identical at 36 degrees and 50 degrees (versus 37 and 49 degrees), while the ramp inclination angle is slightly worse at 24 degrees ( against 28 degrees) due to the stretched wheelbase.
The fourth generation of the Suzuki Jimny was originally introduced in 2018 and is expected to receive a facelift this year along with the addition of the 5-door body style variant. Maruti Suzuki did not announce the price of the extended model, which is expected to cost more than the regular Jimny. Production of the model has already started at the Gurugram plant, and sales in India are scheduled to start in May 2023.