In India, the Suzuki Jimny Sierra will likely launch in a 5-door format as there's little demand for SUVs the size of the regular version
The all-new Suzuki Jimny was debuted at the 2020 Auto Expo and will be launched in India next year. however, before this, the Indian largest automaker will commence its production in May 2020 to export the vehicle to the international markets. The India-spec Jimny will bear some differences from the international one. Instead of being a three-door version like the one sold in the international markets, the new Jimny will come with a 5-door layout. Previously, we have provided you with the digitally-visualized Jimny. Today, let’s have a look at a rendered India-spec 5-door version of the SUV.
The India-bound Suzuki Jimny will have a five-door setup
Thanks to its practicality, the 5-door Jimny will be much more attractive to the majority of the Indian customers who prefer family cars. The three-door Jimny will be stretched to offer a longer wheelbase for the India-bound version. Apart from this, the India-spec Jimny will remain the same as the international one with a ladder-frame chassis, a 4WD system with a low-ratio transfer case along with front and rear axles. While the international model keeps under its hood two gasoline burners, the India-spec one will receive its power from a 1.5-litre petrol motor which can generate 104 BHP against 138 Nm.
The longer wheelbase will result in a reduction in the Jimny's off-road capabilities.
These renderings show India-bound Jimny’s expected appearance with a five-door layout and its stretched look, thanks to the longer wheelbase. The longer wheelbase, while supports the 5-door setup of the vehicle to make it more appropriate with the majority of the Indian auto buyers, can make the car suffer from a reduction in its off-roading capabilities and an increase in the break-over angle.
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The Jimny is very popular in the international markets with high demand and a several-week-or-month waiting period. Japan is the only place where the Jimny is produced. Nevertheless, later this year, the car will also be manufactured in India to reduce the pressure on the Japanese factory. The India-bound version of the Jimny will start to be manufactured later this year and will be even exported in the foreseeable future. The Maruti Gypsy used to be the most affordable car in India to come with a 4WD system. The Jimny is expected to successfully serve as a substitute for the Gypsy in the country.
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