It has been a long time since we have been waiting for the 5-door Jimny. While the last reports gave us details about the dimensions of the 5-door SUV, the latest report suggests that the Jimny 5-door will make its global debut in 2022. Earlier, the Jimny 5-door was expected to make its global debut at the 2021 Tokyo Motor Show but the event was cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic.
As per the reports, the 5-door Jimny will be based on the Jimny Sierra variant that was showcased in India at the Auto Expo 2020. Compared to the standard Jimny, the Jimny Sierra is 355mm longer, 170mm wider and 5mm taller while the wheelbase is identical at 2250mm. Although Suzuki has been tight-lipped about the 5-door Jimny, a leaked document earlier this year had already revealed the dimensions of the upcoming Jimny. Here is a comparison:
Jimny Sierra (3-door)
5-door Jimny (as per leaked info)
Talking about the engine, reports suggest that the 5-door Jimny will get a more powerful turbocharged petrol engine alongside the 105PS 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine. It might get Suzuki’s 1.4-litre Boosterjet petrol engine that does duty on the UK-spec Vitara and Swift Sport. Equipped with a 48V mild-hybrid tech as standard, this engine makes 130PS and 235Nm.
As Suzuki is expected to debut the 5-door Jimny globally in 2022, expect the SUV to launch in India soon after its global debut. Suzuki already manufactures the 3-door Jimmy in India for export purposes so the 5-door Jimny is also likely to be manufactured in India. The Jimny 5-door won’t have any direct rivals in the Indian market but it can be seen as a more affordable alternative to off-road SUVs like the Mahindra Thar and the Force Gurkha. Expect the prices of the Jimny to start around Rs 10 lakh and Maruti is likely to retail the Jimny through its Nexa line of dealerships alongside the S-Cross SUV.