The Suzuki Jimny 5 door was expected to see a global debut this year in Tokyo Motor Show 2021 but due to the ongoing covid-19 global pandemic, the motor show has been canceled and hence the Jimny 5 door will be officially unveiled next year.
The LWB ( Long wheelbase ) 4×4 off-roader from Suzuki is also expected to feature a more powerful turbo mild-hybrid engine to compensate for the weight increase as the Jimny 5-door will weigh 1,190kg which is 100kg more than the regular Jimny 3 door.
The 5 door Jimny will have a 210mm ground clearance, a length of 3,850mm, a width of 1,645mm, and a height of 1,730mm. Since it will be an LWB version of 3 door Jimny therefore the wheelbase will be 2,550mm long, which is 300mm longer than the regular Jimny. With these numbers, the Jimmy 5-door is still smaller in terms of dimensions as compared to the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza.
The regular 3 door Jimny is powered by the 1.5-litre Naturally aspirated K15B four-cylinder petrol which makes 102 hp at 6,000 rpm and 130 Nm at 4,000 rpm. However, the 5 Door version could come up with an updated version of the 1.4 L K14D Boosterjet mild-hybrid engine which also does duty on Suzuki Swift Sport and Suzuki Vitara which are not available in India.
This turbocharged petrol engine is combined with a 48-volt SHVS mild hybrid technology and an 8Ah Lithium-Ion Battery. The powerful turbo mild-hybrid engine could produce up to 138 bhp of power and 220 N-m of Torque. The performance figures would be adequate for a small size 4×4 car that weighs 1,190kg.
In India, the Jimny could be launched as Maruti Suzuki Gypsy. However, the official announcement is yet to be made. Just like its regular 3 door version, the 5 door Jimny also continues with a ladder frame construction like Mahindra Thar and Force Gurkha. Maruti Suzuki has already commenced the production of 3 door Jimny which is currently being exported to international markets. The Jimny 5 door is expected to come to India, however, its launch timeline could be delayed due to the ongoing pandemic. Once Launched we expect the Suzuki Jimny 5-door to be priced above the Vitara Brezza.