The most anticipated long wheelbase Suzuki Jimny off-roader is in development and is likely to be launched in India soon. While the global model is a 3-door off-roader, the brand could introduce a 5-door Jimny for our country. The long-wheelbase Jimny was recently spotted in Europe during testing. Now, a leaked document reveals the dimensions and technical specifications of its 5-door version.
The leaked document shows that the five-door Suzuki Jimny will be 3,850mm long, 1,645mm wide, and 1,730mm tall. Its wheelbase will be 2,550mm. Compared to its 3-door model, the 5-door Jimny is 300mm longer with the same height, width, and ground clearance. However, it is smaller than Maruti's most popular Vitara Brezza sub-4m SUV in length and width. But, its ground clearance is 10mm larger than the Vitara Brezza.
The document also reveals that the 5-door Jimny will ride on 15-inch wheels, wrapped in 195/80 section tires. The SUV will weigh 1,190 kilograms that are 100kg more than its 3-door model.
Under the hood, the 5-door Jimny will utilise the 1.5-liter K15B four-cylinder petrol engine that generates 102PS of max power at 6,000rpm and 130Nm of peak torque at 4,000rpm. It is the same engine that also powers the Ciaz, Vitara Brezza, S-Cross, Ertiga, and XL6. Transmission options will include a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed torque converter automatic. In all likelihood, the Jimny will be offered with both 2WD and 4WD systems.
In terms of features, the Indian-spec 5-door Jimny could feature a 7-inch Smartplay studio touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto & Apple Carplay connectivity support, automatic climate control, rear AC vents, multifunction steering wheel, cruise control, dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, hill assists control, rear parking sensors with a camera.
In Maruti Suzuki's current product line-up, the new Jimny is likely to be positioned above the Vitara Brezza. It is expected to be priced around Rs 10 lakh. On the arrival to Indian shores, it will battle it out with the Mahindra Thar and the upcoming BS6 Force Gurkha.