5-Door Suzuki Jimny Turbo Expected to Make Global Debut in 2022
It has been a long time since we have been waiting for the family-friendly Suzuki Jimny 5-door SUV. While the last media reports gave us details about the dimensions of the 5-door SUV, the fresh news suggests that the 5-Door Suzuki Jimny will make its global debut in 2022. Earlier, the five-door SUV was expected to make its global debut at the 2021 Tokyo Motor Show but the event was cancelled due to the ongoing covid-19 pandemic.
Suzuki 5-Door Jimny: Engine and Gearbox Options
As reported by us earlier, the 5-door SUV will come with a 1460cc, 1.5-litre K15B petrol engine that will develop generates about 120PS of power at 6000 RPMs with a peak torque of 130Nm at 4000 RPMs in some markets like ours. Also expected to lend a helping hand is a more powerful and robust version of Maruti’s smart hybrid technology. Otherwise, the 1.5L engine will be similar to the one in the Vitara Brezza, S-Cross, Ciaz and the Ertiga in Indian Market, but tuned to give a bit more torque. A 5-speed manual transmission (MT) and a 4-speed torque converter automatic transmission (AT) will be available.
Internationally, there are also rumors that the updated Jimny getting a turbo-charging, mild-hybrid powertrain for better emissions. The Jimny was discontinued in most European markets last year due to its high CO2 emissions and this new more efficient and cleaner powerpack could help bring CO2 levels down. This in turn could facilitate the re-entry of the Jimny in the European market. While details are scarce, the carmeker has a 1.4L turbo-petrol Boosterjet engine in its international line-up, which also comes with 48-volt mild-hybrid tech system. This turbo-petrol Boosterjet engine currently sees in models like the Vitara Sports Utility Vehicle and also the European-spec S-Cross to name a few.
Suzuki Jimny 5-Door: Features
The 5-Door SUV is expected to carry most of the features from the 3-door SUV. This includes the same boxy-shaped design along with round-shaped headlamps, rear-bumper mounted taillights, vertical-slat grille, all-around body cladding, front and rear scuff plates, a blacked-out roof and more.
Suzuki Jimny 5-Door: Will it come to India?
India is considered to be one of the lead markets for the Jimny 5-door SUV. The carmaker has already begun production of the three-door Jimny, and the SUV is currently being exported to global markets. The Jimny 5 door is expected to come to our country, however, its launch timeline could be delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Once launched, It will rival the Mahindra Thar and the yet-to-be-launched Force Gurkha.