Maruti Suzuki Jimny 5-Door Could Debut At India’s Auto Expo 2023, Will Face Thar, Force Gurkha

Maruti Suzuki Jimny 5-Door Could Debut At India's Auto Expo 2023, Will Face Thar, Force Gurkha

Maruti Suzuki is would have is working on a new long-wheelbase version of Jimny, which is set to make its world debut at Auto Expo 2023. Maruti Suzuki has already started manufacturing the 3-door Jimny for export markets. However, according to a new report, India will get the 5-door version, which is expected to come in 5-seater and 7-seater configurations.

Jimny is seen as a replacement for the now abandoned Gypsy from Maruti in India and he will also face Mahindra Thar, Force Gorkha and more.

The 5-door Jimny will be around 3,850mm long, 1,645mm wide and 1,730mm tall. With this length, the Jimny will be closer to Maruti Suzuki Swift in terms of length. However, the wheelbase is considerable at 2550mm. The five-door version is expected to get more trunk space compared to the three-door variant.

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The 5-door Jimny will weigh at least 100 kg more than the current 3-door version, which is expected to weigh 1,190 kg (curb weight). The 3-door version is powered by the K15B engine – a 1.5L NA petrol unit, with 103 PS of peak power on tap. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed torque converter automatic, with a part-time 4WD system.

Maruti introduced the Jimny SUV to international markets in 2018. The Suzuki Jimny sold overseas uses a naturally aspirated 1.5-liter 4-cylinder K-series gasoline engine with 104 peak horsepower and 138 Nm of peak torque. 5-speed manual and 4-speed torque converter automatic transmissions are offered in the ladder frame equipped SUV.

Meanwhile, Maruti Suzuki has revealed plans to unveil an all-new SUV early next week. The company has revealed that it will be a mid-size SUV, most likely the cross-badged version of the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder launched today. The Maruti Suzuki SUV will compete with Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos, two cars made by their South Korean counterparts.

(Source: Coach India)

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