Over its more than half a century of history, the model has managed to acquire many modifications, but the Jimny has never had full-fledged rear doors.
At the heart of the new modification is a carrier frame extended by 340 mm, and the engineers abandoned the inexpensive solution with inserts: the spars and the roof of the five-door Jimny have their own. The distance between the axles is now 2590 mm, and the overall length is 3985 mm.
The five-door version was developed by the Indian company Maruti Suzuki, so a length of less than four meters was a necessary condition: in India, such cars are subject to a reduced transport tax.
The front doors have become shorter, and the gas tank hatch is located above the rear right wheel arch. From the front, the long-wheelbase Jimny can be distinguished by its silver grille. The overall width remained the same (1645 mm), so the rear sofa is designed for only two riders. But the useful volume of the trunk has grown from 85 to 208 liters. The sofa can be folded in a ratio of 50:50.
Off-road attributes remained unchanged. A 1.5-liter naturally aspirated K15B (105 hp, 134 Nm) is installed under the hood, which can be aggregated with a five-speed “mechanics” or a four-range hydromechanical “automatic”. Continuous bridges, “lower” and hard-wired all-wheel drive – in place.
Ground clearance (210 mm) is the same as that of the short-wheelbase version, but due to the increased distance between the axles, the maximum angle of longitudinal flotation has decreased from 28° to 24°. The front overhang angle is one degree worse (36° versus 37° for the three-door Jimny), and the rear overhang is one degree better (from 49° to 50°).
The five-door modification will be produced only in India, on the same line as the regular Jimny. The model will debut on the local market in mid-2023, and then deliveries to other countries will begin.