Published on December 6th, 2021 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Suzuki Jimny 5 Door Version Launching In Japan In 2022
Will the Jimny 5-door sell better than the current 3-door version?
For the past year there have been rumors about a Jimny 5-door version in design stage. Then there were rumors of its production starting in India’s Maruti factory (Suzuki’s partner in India).
Now it seems more ‘real’ as Japanese automotive news website www.bestcarweb.jb reveals information about the Jimny 5-door and its Japan first launch in mid 2022.
This new Jimny 5-door claims that Suzuki Japan will introduce a five-door Jimny in its home market followed by India and the rest of Asia soon after.
This Jimny 5-door will also feature a more powerful turbo-petrol engine. It is speculated that the Suzuki Jimny 5-door will be launched once Suzuki Japan can better accommodate the surging demand there is of the standard Jimny.
With Maruti Suzuki also producing the current 3-door Jimny it is hoped that customers will get their deliveries soon.
The Japanese website also mentions that Suzuki Japan is also developing more variants of the standard Suzuki Jimny. The long-wheelbase version of the Jimny was scheduled to make an appearance at the cancelled 2021 Tokyo Motor Show (due to Covid-19).
The Japanese website also shared the dimensions of the Jimny 5-door. It will be 3,850 mm long, 1,645 mm wide and 1,730 mm tall. This makes the new Jimny 5-door 300mm longer than the Jimny 3-door.
The Jimny width and height remain unchanged. All the added length has been to the wheelbase, which is now 2,550 mm so the 3-door Jimny’s approach and departure angles should not be greatly impacted. The front track remains unchanged at 1,395mm as does the rear at 1,405mm.
This 2022 Suzuki Jimny 5-door will get a new turbo-petrol engine. This would be an updated version of the 1.0-litre BoosterJet turbo-petrol producing 112hp and 150Nm.
Suzuki Motor will also offer the Jimny 5-door with a 48v mild-hybrid system for the European buyers. The current Jimny 3-door was discounted in Europe this year due to CAFÉ regulations. The regulation value after 2021 is 95g/km for passenger cars and the CO2 emission of the European Jimny is 138g/km (NEDC: European new fuel consumption measurement method) right now.
This fourth-gen Jimny continues with a ladder frame construction, sat on live axles at both ends, which will continue with the longer wheelbase version. There is the AllGrip Pro 4WD system with a low-range transfer case as well as a brake-based limited-slip differential.
A hill-hold and hill-descent function is also available. The Jimny in three-door form has a 27-degree approach, 28-degree ramp break-over and 48-degree departure angle. Ground clearance is 210 mm.