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Suzuki Jimny 5-door spied; Auto Expo 2023 debut possible | Autocar India

Written by Rashmi

Suzuki has lastly begun road-testing the a lot awaited Jimny 5-door, and though preliminary spy pictures have surfaced from Europe, sources inform us that the mule is most probably made-in-India and despatched abroad for testing. The Jimny 5-door will probably be a worldwide mannequin and is predicted to make its India debut on the Delhi Auto Expo 2023 in January subsequent yr.

  • Jimny 5-door will get a minor facelift
  • Will get a bigger touchscreen from the Brezza, extra options
  • Anticipated to get the brand new Okay15C petrol engine

Suzuki Jimny 5-door: what the spy pictures reveal

These recent spy pictures present the automotive with a correct five-door physique shell and outstanding define for the rear passenger doorways, confirming the event of a five-door Jimny. Whereas the closely coated mule doesn’t reveal a lot besides this, sources inform us that the Jimny will get a minor nip and tuck to its styling, which can even be seen on the usual three-door model. On the within, the mannequin will get just a few extra options and a brand new 9-inch infotainment display screen, much like the newer (3,845mm), whereas being shorter than the new Brezza (3,995mm). 

Maruti Suzuki Jimny 5 door: Okay15C engine anticipated

Maruti Suzuki has changed the Okay15B 1.5-litre petrol with the brand new Okay15C DualJet engine in most vehicles in its India line-up, and the identical is predicted for the 3-door and 5-door variations of the Jimny as nicely. This new engine delivers 103hp and 137Nm and will probably be mated to both a five-speed handbook or a six-speed computerized gearbox. 4-wheel drive choices are anticipated to proceed as is. Extra importantly, the engine will include Suzuki’s mild-hybrid gasoline saving tech.

Regardless of measuring below 4 metres in size, the Jimny 5-door won’t qualify for compact automotive excise advantages in India because it has a 1.5-litre petrol engine. Nonetheless, if Suzuki decides to make use of the smaller 1.2-litre engine on the Jimny, the mannequin may qualify for the decrease excise bracket, and this, coupled with native manufacturing, may give it a tempting entry worth in India.

Maruti Suzuki Jimny 5 door: India launch timeline

Though the Jimny 3-door is manufactured in India, it is just for exports. The Jimny 5-door, as reported by us way back, would be the one bought right here, with an Auto Expo 2023 debut extremely possible for the India-spec Jimny 5-door. The SUV will go on sale at Maruti’s Nexa retailers thereafter.

The SUV could not have a direct rival in India upon launch, however it would face competitors from the larger Mahindra Thar and Pressure Gurkha SUVs. Anticipate Maruti Suzuki Jimny costs to overlap with increased variants of the Brezza in India, though each fashions are anticipated to cater to a separate set of consumers.

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