- Coming to Aus Q4 2023!
- The 1.5L four-cylinder engine and transmission options remain.
- 505 mm increase in length, 340 mm longer wheelbase
- Export and arrival to Australia on cards
Suzuki took the wraps off its highly anticipated 505mm long five-door Jimny off-roader at the 2023 Delhi Auto Expo.
After months of spy photos emerging from India, the official unveiling came as a pleasant surprise. What’s more, the 505mm Jimny will hit Australian dealerships in Q4 this year.
“We’re knocking back hundreds of orders and customers who were anticipating that the five-door would be available,” said Michael Pachuta, general manager of Suzuki Vehicles. 4X4 Australia.
“Now that we’ve confirmed it for Australia, we’re taking orders. First, in the best dress.”
The Jimny five-door will be built in India and exported to Latin America, Africa and Australia.
How big is the five-door Jimny?
No need to worry that the five-door Jimny won’t fit in your garage, it’s still under four metres.
Measuring 3985mm long, 1645mm wide and 1720mm tall, the stretched Jimny five-door rides on a 2590mm wheelbase – comparable to a small SUV like the Hyundai Kona.
Compared to the three-door Jimny, It is 505 mm long overall with a 340 mm long wheelbase.. The five-door’s 210mm ground clearance is a significant increase, albeit unchanged, and something that might really hurt the Jimny’s off-road chops.
The Jimny will also be available with its 1.5-litre petrol four-cylinder engine 75kW of power and 130Nm of torque. A four-speed automatic or a five-speed manual will be available.
More details are hard to come by, though it appears the five-door scores second-row curtain airbags as well. Pricing for the new five-door Jimny will be confirmed closer to its Q4 2023 local launch.
Our original story, below, continues unchanged.
December 2022: Five-door Jimny spied undisguised.
Well, we’ve heard the rumours, we’ve seen pictures of it under the cover and now we can finally see what it looks like. 2023 Suzuki Jimny 5 Door Long The model will look like the final product.
This photo was published today. Autocar IndiaAnd You can find the original article here. – but the original source, an Instagram post, appears to have been removed.
According to Autocar India, 5 Door Jamni It is set to make its global debut at the Auto Expo 2023 next month. The vehicle was spotted somewhere in North India, rumored to have undergone a final round of testing before release.
What we know so far.
Based on popular JB74 Suzuki JimnyThe length of the five-door Jimny is said to be 3850 mm. A rumored 300mm increase in wheelbase.
If you can call the Jimny comfortable, it offers space for two additional doors, providing a more comfortable seating experience for the occupants.
This extra length is also a boon for recreational users, providing more room inside to store camping gear etc., especially with the seats folded flat.
The five-door Suzuki Jimny K15B is expected to retain the 1.5L naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine, which is unchanged from the current Jimny.
The same applies to the transmissions on offer, a five-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic transmission will also do the job.
Personally, I’d love to see a turbocharged engine offered to help lift the five-door model’s extra weight, but I’m not surprised to hear that the same engine and transmission combo will remain. Fingers crossed we see something more powerful in the coming years.but for now it seems to be the 1.5L engine.
Autocar India Production of the Jimny five-door is expected to begin next year, with an Indian market launch in mid-2023, the report said.
The new five-door Jimny was spied earlier this year.
Will the 5-door Jimny be sold in Australia?
Australian delivery has not been confirmed, however, Suzuki CEO Michael Picchuta said in early 2022:
“The moment it is available for our country, I will place as many orders as I can. When anything starts with the word Gemini, it just ends in sales.
“I can tell you there’s a lot of speculation, but can I confirm that one is coming to Australia? No, I can’t. It’s an incredible product, we’re sure.” They are going to raise their hands for it,” he said.
Stay tuned as more updates roll in, and it’s safe to say we’re looking forward to getting our hands on a proper off-road test.
Will that extra wheelbase hinder off-roading? Will the 1.5L engine have enough grunt to move a 5-door Jimny? And how much will it all cost? These are the questions we want to answer.
Above: Jimny in its regular three-door guise