A 5-door variant of the Suzuki Jimny has been long rumoured to be launched in the Indian market. With test mules of the 5-door Jimny spotted recently, we have this render of the production model. Check it out.
The Suzuki Jimny is one of the most affordable true 4x4s that are currently on sale internationally. The off-roader has been long rumoured to go on sale in the Indian market around sometime next year but will be launched as a 5-door model with a longer wheelbase instead of the current 3-door version. Recently, spy shots of a Jimny LWB prototype have surfaced on the internet, confirming the automaker's intention of launching a 5-door version of the 4x4. While the 3-door iteration will continue being sold in the international market even with a longer wheelbase, India will be most likely getting the 5-door model. Today we have this render which imagines the design of the Jimny LWB with 5 doos onboard.
The pictures of this production version of the Suzuki Jimny LWB has been rendered by our in-house specialist, Shoeb R. Kalania. The overall design of the Jimny LWB remains largely similar, with the front-end remaining the same with round headlights, a high-set bonnet, and a black grille and bumper. Looking at the side profile, the changes between the two models are more distinct, with the 3-door Jimny LWB getting longer rear windows, while the 5-door model will get a new set of rear doors along with a quarter glass area. The rear-end of the Jimny LWB will be the same as the current model except for new badging denoting the longer wheelbase.
Interestingly, the specifications of the Suzuki LWB has been leaked as well. The height and width will remain unchanged at 1,645 mm and 1,730 mm while the wheelbase has been extended by 300 mm, giving the Jimny LWB a length of 3,850 mm.
Powertrain options for the Suzuki Jimny LWB will be the same as the current Jimny 3-door as well, coming with a 1.5-litre N/A four-pot petrol motor. The engine makes 105 PS and 130 Nm of peak power and torque, respectively. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic. The Jimny LWB will also come with the same drivetrain hardware as the current model, meaning it will get solid axles at both ends with a low-range gearbox and a 4x4 transfer case.