Are you still thinking, how the long-wheelbase Suzuki Jimny will look like? Take a look at this neat rendering to find out the answer.
Suzuki Jimny is a minuscule offroader that the Japanese carmaker sells across the globe. It is speculated to be launched in the Indian market soon but in a long-wheelbase format. Recently, the spy images of the long-wheelbase iteration of the Suzuki Jimny surfaced over the internet. The test mule was spotted wearing heavy camouflage, but the increment in its length and wheelbase were not tough to spot. But how would the long wheelbase Suzuki Jimny look like without the camouflage? To answer this question, our in-house rendering maestro – Shoeb R. Kalania, has created a digital rendering of the long-wheelbase Suzuki Jimny.
The long-wheelbase rendition of the Jimny will not boast of a lot of changes in its design. Hence, the designer has managed to retain all the details of the existing model in the rendering. The most noticeable change here is the incremented wheelbase. Resultantly, the rear window has also grown-up in size. While the increased wheelbase doesn’t look like all that big a change, visually, it will aid the Jimny with bigger boot space. Also, the rumours suggest that Suzuki’s Indian subsidiary – Maruti Suzuki, will develop a 5-door version of the Jimny on the long-wheelbase platform. A pickup truck based on long-wheelbase Jimny is also expected to be launched in the European market.
The Jimny LWB is likely to measure 4 meters in length. With increased length and wheelbase, the Jimny will also boast of improved high-speed stability. Moreover, with the short wheelbase, the Jimny is known to ride down a hill with a jumping tail, due to its nose-heavy character. The increased wheelbase will most likely be solving this issue as well.
In the long-wheelbase avatar, the Suzuki Jimny is expected to use its existing 1.5L naturally-aspirated petrol powerplant, which is capable of churning out 105 PS of peak power and 138 Nm of max torque. While the Jimny comes standard with a 4x4 drivetrain and a low-ratio transfer case, it can be had with either a 5-speed MT or a 4-speed automatic gearbox. In the Indian market, the Jimny is expected to go on sale by the end of this year to rival the Mahindra Thar.