Following years of rumors, the Suzuki Jimny has officially got five doors.
The long-awaited 5-door variant was revealed this week at the Auto Expo in Delhi.
And there’s a very good reason it was unveiled in India.
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The Jimny 5-Door SUV will, for now at least, only be sold in India.
It will be powered by a 1.5-liter gas engine, and buyers will have the choice between a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic.
To accommodate the extra doors, the Jimny will be stretched by 13.5 inches, from 143.5 inches (12 feet) to 157 inches (13 feet).
It will now have a bigger trunk space at 7.3 cubic feet, and a wheelbase that measures 102 inches.
The width and height of the Jimny will remain unchanged at 64.8 inches wide and 67.7 inches tall.
So, it still won’t be a big car by any means.
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The 5-Door will wear the same boxy body and flared wheel arches as the 3-door.
It will also have the iconic spare wheel mounted at the back.
The only styling update appears to be the chrome-infused grille.
Suzuki Jimny 5-Door Interior
The inside also remains largely the same.
The dashboard comes with a 7-inch or 9-inch touchscreen.
There are a few upgrades, including cruise control and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
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The company says the 5-door Suzuki Jimny will go on sale in India in May before it hits other markets including Australia, Africa and Latin America.
While there were rumors of a hybrid set up for the 5-door Jimny, they didn’t come to fruition.
Although this could obviously change as the cult car rolls out to other markets.