Not long ago, the Suzuki Jimny 5-door was spotted testing overseas for the first time. If the rumors are true, the 3-door Jimny is already set to make its way to India next year followed by the 5-door version. Now, the 5-door Jimny has been spotted testing in India. The test mules have been spotted testing their mettle in Leh and seem to be alongside the Mahindra Thar and the recently launched Grand Vitara.
What to expect
As expected, the 5-door Jimny will grow in every way compared to the standard 3-door model. The 2250 mm wheelbase of the existing Jumini will see an additional 300 mm, resulting in a longer wheelbase of 2550 mm. With this, the Jimny 5-door will be over 3800 mm long. We expect it to expand slightly as well. Ground clearance will be over 200mm and the Jimny 5-door will be just as capable off-road as its 3-door sibling. It will also be heavy and can add up to around 100 kg.
As seen in spy images, it is instantly recognizable as Gemini, albeit a little later. We expect to see some minor design changes to keep it fresh. These changes will also trickle down to the 3-door Jimny as it has been around for quite some time and needs a facelift to keep it fresh. The interior will be more or less the same but we expect more equipment. It may include Maruti’s new SmartPlay Pro+ 9-inch infotainment system with connected car features. The current iteration of the Jimny is powered by Suzuki’s K15B engine. This 1.5 liter naturally aspirated 4-cylinder unit produces 105 hp of power and 138 Nm of torque. It comes with a 5-speed manual as standard and a 4-speed automatic as an option.
However, we expect it to be replaced by the new K15C 1.5-litre mild hybrid unit that produces 101 hp and 136 nm of torque. Transmission options will include a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic. This engine has already replaced the K15B in the new Brezza and the mild hybrid technology will help keep emissions under control. As expected, it will continue with the all-wheel drive system.