The long-awaited five-door Suzuki Jimny has been officially revealed at an Indian Auto Show, with the cost-effective off-roader to launch in Australia in the second half of 2023.
But, the brand warns, if you want one, you best get in fast, with Australian orders now open, and demand expected to outstrip supply.
The Suzuki Jimny will launch in Australia this year, and while detailed pricing and specification is yet to be revealed for our market, the orders books are now officially open to secure a place in the queue.
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"Orders are now open. Anyone who orders today will jump to the front of the queue. If you order tomorrow, or later, you will be further down the list," warns Suzuki Australia boss, Michael Pachota.
"That said, we’re expecting good stock supply – similar to Jimny in 2019 – and it will be arriving in 2023."
The stretched version of the Jimny will first launch in India in May this year, with international markets – including Australia – to follow.
According to local media present at the unveiling, the new model stretches 3985mm in length, 1645mm in width and 1720mm in height, and rides on a 2590mm wheelbase – 340mm longer than the three-door version. It also rides on 15-inch wheels, with a spare mounted on the rear door.
In its home market, it shares its 1.5-litre engine with its three door sibling, but gains mild hybrid technology, to produce 78kW and 134Nm. That engine can be paired with a four-speed automatic or a five-speed manual gearbox.
Importantly, the five-door version promises to be no less rugged, arriving with Suzuki's AllGrip Pro 4WD tech. Off-road kit includes three-stage 4WD - with 4WD Low, 4WD High and 2WD High - and its electronic traction aids. Expect an approach angle of 36 degrees, a departure angle of 50 degrees, a break-over angle of 24 degrees, and 210mm in ground clearance.
Inside, you can expect a 9.0-inch central screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while, safety is covered by six airbags, hill hold assist, hill descent control, and a rear-view camera.
Pricing and specification details for Australia are yet to be revealed.