Maruti Suzuki gets over 15,000 bookings for 5-Door Jimny post Auto Expo debut

The lifestyle SUV rivals Mahindra Thar and Force Gurkha.

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Maruti Suzuki has already amassed more than 15,000 bookings for the 5-door JImny, within 20 days of its debut. The lifestyle SUV was unveiled at Auto Expo in January. Bookings for the Jimny have been open since its debut and the SUV is expected to go on sale later this year. The Jimny is offered in four variants.

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Maruti Suzuki 5-door Jimny: All the details

Maruti unveiled the 5-door Jimny at Auto Expo 2023 along with its new compact SUV, Fronx. Both SUVs will be sold exclusively through Nexa outlets. Both SUVs will be launched in the coming months, with Jimny being the first of the two releases. Maruti will likely roll out deliveries for the top-spec Alpha variant first. 

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Maruti Suzuki 5-door Jimny: What’s on offer?

In terms of design, the 5-door Jimny isn’t all that different from its 3-door counterpart. The major difference is the vehicle size, with the 5-door Jimny being the visibly bigger vehicle out of the two, standing at dimensions of  3850mm x 1645mm x 1730mm with a wheelbase of 2,550 mm. The 3-door Jimny had a wheelbase of 2,250 mm.

The ‘boxy’ design of the SUV has been carried over to the rear doors as well. There’s also an additional quarter window at the end, which eats into some of the space for the rear window. Maruti Suzuki has retained the signature look of the Jimny by carrying forward the circular headlights, vertical slat grille, flared wheel arches and off-road tyres from the 3-door version. The SUV boasts the rugged look that buyers expect from a Jimny. At the back, Jimny retains the side opening door along with a spare wheel mounted on it. 

Maruti Suzuki 5-door Jimny: What’s on offer?

The 5-door Jimny gets an all-black interior theme and a 9.0-inch touchscreen Smart Play Pro+ infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and an Arkamys surround sound system. The India-spec model comes with a rear bench seat, making the Jimny a 5-seater, but this may change for the overseas variants. In terms of safety, the Maruti Suzuki Jimny 5-door gets 6 airbags, Brake Limited Slip Differential, ESP with hill hold assist, rearview camera, hill descent control, and ABS with EBD.

Maruti Suzuki Jimny 5-door: What’s on offer?

There are no changes under the hood as the 5-door Jimny retains the K15B petrol engine from its predecessor. This engine produces a maximum power output of 102hp and 130Nm peak torque. Maruti retaining the K15B petrol engine on the 5-door Jimny comes as a surprise as the automaker has been replacing it with the K15C engine across its catalogue. The 5-door Jimny has been made available with 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic transmission options. It also receives Suzuki’s All Grip Pro AWD with low-range transfer gear (4L mode). The lifestyle SUV also gets a mild-hybrid configuration.

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Conclusion

While Maruti has not revealed the pricing yet, we expect the 5-door Jimny to cost anywhere between Rs 12-14 lakh. The SUV has been made available in five monotone and two dual-tone colour options. Upon launch, the 5-door Jimny will rival the upcoming 5-door Mahindra Thar and Force Gurkha.

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Utkarsh Joshi
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