Rumors about the 5-door version of the Suzuki Jimny have been spreading around the internet. The iconic small 4x4 has been a popular choice for those looking to get a compact vehicle that comes with off-roading capabilities. While production has officially begun for the 3-door version in India, the 5-door version has remained a mystery with only a production date slated for sometime in 2021.
However, the dimensions of the 5-door version of the Jimny have leaked online revealing that it will be 300 mm longer than its 3-door counterpart. This extra space will allow Suzuki to add rear doors along with proper space for its second-row occupants. Its reported dimensions are 3,850 mm in length, 1,645 mm in width, and 1,730 mm in height. This means that the SUV could still have the same width and height measurements with only its length being the big change.
The added length to the small off-roader has also affected its wheelbase, which is now 2,550 mm, so despite this, the approach and departure angles of the SUV have remained unchanged. Its ground clearance has also been maintained despite the stretch in the chassis. This means that the 5-door Suzuki Jimny will still remain pint-sized compared to its bigger brother the Suzuki Vitara.
Engine options are still expected to be the same as the 3-door model. This means that the 5-door version will still be powered by the 1.5-liter K15B four-cylinder gasoline engine. This gives it 102 hp and 130 Nm of torque which it can send to all four wheels via either a 4-speed automatic transmission or a 5-speed manual. It will also still be able to retain its AllGrip Pro 4WD system along with its low range transfer case and its brake-based limited-slip differential. The 5-door variant will also carry over features such as hill-hold and hill-descent control as well as other features such as a large infotainment system depending on the variant.
However, there is still no official word as to when Suzuki will officially debut the 5-door version of the Jimny. All we can do now is wait and see what the Japanese automaker will do with the popular SUV to further help differentiate it from its 3-door model.