Suzuki Jimny 5-door

2023 Suzuki Jimny 5-door gets more practical

Since its launch, the little Suzuki Jimny has been raking up the praises for its nimble-footed off-road manners. But for some markets, the lack of practicality a 3-door vehicle brings may be a turn-off. The 2023 Suzuki Jimny 5-Door is here to solve it all, making its debut in India.

Suzuki Jimny 5-door dimensions

The changes the new Jimny brings are obvious. You have five doors to start with. The ladder-frame chassis is extended to produce a longer wheelbase of 2,590 mm. While the 3-door Suzuki Jimny measure 3,395 mm long to comply with the Kei car regulations in Japan, the bigger offering grows it to 3,645 mm. This is well under the 4-metre mark that Indian regulations use to jump to different (and higher) tax brackets. The width and height figures are identical to the international model.

Suzuki Jimny 5-door off-road ability

Being a Jimny, the 5-door model is expected to perform well off-road. A 210 mm ground clearance, 36-degree approach angle, 24-degree breakover angle, and a 50-degree departure angle help it tackle the tricky bits that come with no tarmac.

The design brings no surprises. It is still boxy and still gets finished in a Kinetic Yellow colour. The roof is finished in black and gives a nice contrast to the aesthetic. The wheel arches sport 15-inch wheels with 195/80 tyres. The spare wheel is mounted on the side-hinged rear door.

Suzuki Jimny 5-door

Interior design

Indian-spec Jimny carries over the same interior from the international 3-door model. The butch elements, like the grab handle on the dashboard and faux-exposed bolts, are all retained. The big change, of course, is the larger rear bench that can seat 3 passengers. However, the cargo capacity is not impressive, with only 208 litres with all seats up.

A nine-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Arkamys sound system, and a few other tech bits show up in the 2023 Suzuki Jimny 5-door.

Suzuki Jimny 5-door

Suzuki Jimny engine specifications

The power comes from a 1.5-litre petrol engine that offers mild-hybrid technology. This produces 105 hp and 134 Nm of torque, channelled to all four wheels. The four-wheel-drive system gets 4WD-low mode as well if you fancy a bit of rough off-roading. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual and a four-speed automatic.

The 2023 Suzuki Jimny 5-door will go on sale in India from May 2023. Eventually, it will make its way into some international markets.

Keep track of the latest Suzuki Jimny prices in the UAE & KSA buyer guide.

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