Not too long ago it was reported that Maruti Suzuki was rigorously working upon launching a 5-door variant of the Jimny for which the dimensions were also revealed.

Maruti Suzuki Jimny
Maruti Suzuki Jimny

And now, new media reports reveal the launch timeline and new engine specifications of the 5-door Maruti Suzuki Jimny.

What’s new on the mechanical front?

K15B Petrol Engine with Smart Hybrid Tech
K15B Petrol Engine with Smart Hybrid Tech
  • On the mechanical front, we’ll get to see the usual 1,460cc 1.5L K15B petrol engine.
    This engine generates about 120PS of power at 6,000 RPMs with a peak torque of 130Nm at 4,000 RPMs.
  • Although, the engine is also expected to boast Maruti’s smart hybrid tech.
  • This standard engine will come mated to a 5-speed manual and an optional 4-speed automatic torque converter.
  • But now, we also expect this 5-door menice to feature a 1.4-litre turbo-petrol Boosterjet engine.
  • This turbo-petrol motor is accompanied by 48V mild-hybrid tech system.
  • However, it is also believed that the new turbo-petrol variant will only be reserved for the international markets and not India.
Jimny leaked document
Jimny leaked document
  • According to the leaked document new 5-door, Jimny will measure 3,850 mm in length, 1,645 mm in width, 1,730 mm in height and will have a wheelbase of 2,550 mm.
  • It will weigh almost 1,190kgs while offering a ground clearance of 210mm.
  • It will ride on 15-inch wheels with 195/80 tyres.

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Any new update on the feature end?

Jimny's Interior
Jimny’s Interior
  • Feature-wise the International-spec variant comes equipped with Suzuki’s SmartPlay touchscreen infotainment system, multi-functional steering wheel and power-adjustable ORVMs.
  • Additional features include 15-inch split-style alloy wheels and projector headlamps with LED DRLs.
  • The Indian-spec Maruti Suzuki Jimny, might not feature the same bells and whistles as its International cousin.
  • Certain reports also suggest that we could see the 5-door 2021 Maruti Jimny/Gypsy by as early as 2021 with an expected price range of Rs. 12-15 lakh (Ex-showroom).

New launch timeline?

  • Maruti still says that the off-roader is still under evaluation for the Indian markets but leading media reports suggest that the sketches of the Indian variant have already been approved.
  • As a matter of fact, the brand has also submitted RFQs (Requests for Quotations) to all its domestic suppliers.
  • According to the new previous timeline the 5-door Jimny was slated to launch at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show which was scheduled for October, but all hales to the current pandemic the launch has now been postponed to early 2022.
  • Althogh, Maruti is yet to confirm the exact timeline of the Jimny but rumours suggest we might see the Jimny by Q2 of 2022.

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