Maruti Suzuki has finally unveiled the five-door variant of the much-awaited Jimny. India is the first market where the 5-door Jimny will be launched. Suzuki Motor Company will also export the model from its Indian plant located in Gujarat. Maruti Suzuki has officially started accepting the bookings for the all-new Jimny from today. The deliveries are likely to start soon.
The five-door Jimny is an extended version of the three-door variant. It retains the boxy design and offers seating space for 5. While in the international markets, Suzuki already sells the three-door version of the Jimny, the Indian market will only get the five-door option that will be appealing to the mass-segment buyers.
The all-new Jimny five-door offers the Suzuki AllGrip Pr system. It is a 4X4 system that will allow the Jimny to conquer difficult terrains. It will become the only model in the Maruti Suzuki line-up to offer a 4X4 system in India. Maruti Suzuki Jimny five-door will fill the void left by the Gypsy in the segment.
The new AllGrip Pro offers 4H four-wheel drive on-the-fly, 2H and a 4L mode, which is for low-range transfer gear. Maruti Suzuki has not confirmed the exact ratio of the low-ratio gearbox. However, engaging it will multiply the torque output by several times.
The all-new Jimny five-door remains under 4-metres with a length of 3,985mm, a width of 1,645mm and a height of 1,720mm. The SUV offers a ground clearance of 210mm, which makes it quite high. Also, the approach angle of the Jimny is 36 degrees, the ramp break-over angle is 24 degrees and the departure angle is 50 degrees. The Jimny also offers 6 airbags, Brake Limited Slip Differential (LSD), ESP with hill hold assist, hill descent control, rearview camera and ABS with EBD.
Maruti Suzuki will offer 7 colour options with the car. Five of them will be monotone while there will be 2 dual tone shades as well.
The cabin of the five-door Jimny looks quite similar to the three-door version. It gets a touchscreen-based infotainment system in the middle. It gets the Suzuki SmartPlay system which offers connectivity options like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The new Jimny also gets remote options that show the status of the vehicle and other important updates on a smartphone-based app connected to the vehicle.
It gets the 9.0-inch Smart Play Pro+ infotainment system with the top-end variant and a Surround Sense powered by Arkamys.
The Maruti Suzuki Jimny will share its 1.5-litre four-cylinder naturally-aspirated K15C Dualjet engine, which has made its way in the updated Ertiga and XL6 and the all-new Brezza. Assisted with a mild-hybrid system, this engine produces 104.8 PS of maximum power and 134.2 Nm of maximum torque. While a 5-speed manual gearbox will be offered as the standard transmission, an optional 4-speed torque converter will also be introduced as an option. Maruti Suzuki has tweaked the engine to make it more suitable for off-roading.