Maruti Suzuki Test The Upcoming Jimny 5 Door In Ladakh | V3Cars
Maruti Suzuki showcased the Jimny Sierra at the 2020 Auto Expo and since then, people are waiting for it to launch in the country. While the Jimny 3 door is not coming to India anytime soon, its 5 door iteration has been caught on test in Ladakh along with the Grand Vitara and Mahindra Thar.
The Maruti Suzuki Jimny 5 door looks similar to the 3 door model, albeit with 2 extra doors and a longer wheelbase. The test car is wrapped under camouflage with HR 26 registration plates. Up front, it gets LED projector headlamps that flank the 5 slot grille. The lower part of the bumper houses round fog lamps.
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Around the side, we can see the addition of the rear doors and squarish windows. While it's hard to gauge, the width of the Jimny 5 door seems identical to that of the Jimny 3 door.
On the inside, we expect the Jimny 5-door to offer an updated dashboard, new seat upholstery and a bigger touchscreen infotainment system. We also expect the Jimny 5-door to retain the capable 4-wheel-drive system along with locking differentials.
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In terms of powertrain, the Jimny 5-door could use the same 1.5L K15C petrol engine seen in the Jimny 3-door. It produces 102PS of power at 6000rpm and 130Nm of torque at 4000rpm. In the Jimny 3-door, this engine comes with either a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed torque converter automatic. For the Jimny 5-door, Maruti Suzuki could replace the ageing 4-speed unit with a new 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission.
Maruti Suzuki are likely to reveal the Jimny 5-door at the 2023 Auto Expo. It will rival other upcoming 5-door SUVs like the Mahindra Thar 5-door and Force Gurkha 5-door. Both the Thar 5-door and Gurkha 5-door were spied recently and could hit showrooms in 2023.