With the Jimny 5 Door being available in South Africa from the beginning of the month, here are all the derivatives that will be available locally.
Suzuki Jimny 5 door pricing
- 1.5 GL AllGrip 5-door manual – R429 900
- 1.5 GLX AllGrip 5-door manual – R457 900
- 1.5 GLX AllGrip 5-door auto – R479 900
Available in GL and GLX specification, the newcomer can be specified with a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic to the 1,5-litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder motor. The engine delivers 75 kW @ 6 000 r/min and 130 Nm @ 4 000 r/min and delivers the power and twist to the rear wheels under normal circumstances or all four wheels when the transfer gearbox is engaged. To compliment its off-roading prowess, the model still includes a complete off-road system, including a transfer gearbox with 2H, 4H and 4 Low Range modes.
The Jimny also has a new version of the well-known AllGrip system, called AllGrip Pro. This system amplifies the capabilities of the four-wheel drive system with electronic assistance, such as selective braking on wheels with no traction that emulates a traditional differential lock. All five-door models further have Hill Descent Control, Hill Assist and Brake Assistance as standard.
“This is the first time in the 50-year history of the Suzuki Jimny that we offer a five-door model. We did this to meet the unprecedented demand for this hardy off-roader from customers who, owing to family size or overlanding requirements, asked for a larger Jimny model,” says Brendon Carpenter, Brand Marketing Manager of Suzuki Auto South Africa.
In terms of footprint, the Suzuki engineers stretched the wheelbase of the three-door Jimny to 2 590 mm. This 340 mm increase has resulted in the total length now measuring in at 3 820 mm. Remaining close to its original counterpart, the width of 1 645 mm and a height of 1 720 mm remain unchanged. Ground clearance remains at 210 mm, while the approach, breakover and departure angles are measured at 36 degrees, 24 degrees and 47 degrees respectively.
The exterior follows a nearly identical approach to its three-door model. This includes the upright grille, round headlamps on either side of the grille and the fitment of the spare wheel to the side hinging rear door. The five-door model also has the same square wheel arch extensions, large side mirrors (painted gloss black on the GLX version), large glass house with privacy glass on the rear windows and integrated drip rails that also allow for the fitment of heavy-duty roof racks and other outdoor equipment, including jerry cans and storage boxes. All five-door models also have 195/80 on/off-road tyres on 15″ alloy wheels as standard.
Looking inside, Suzuki has transferred the design of the dashboard, seats and controls directly into the five-door model meaning both are identical from the first row of seats. All South African versions of the five-door An additional power socket is provided in the luggage compartment and a multi-functional steering wheel that is height adjustable.
The stretched 4×4 will have a 50:50 split rear bench, with both of the rear seats able to fold individually or together, increasing the rear loading space from 211 litres to 332 litres. The design of the second row of seats allows them to be folded completely flat to integrate as a flat bed.
The five-door Jimny in GLX specification adds leather cladding to the steering wheel and complements the Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio controls with additional buttons for cruise control. In terms of entertainment, the GLX further adds two inches to the infotainment screen (from 7,0-inch on the GL to 9,0-inch on the GLX). All versions have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in full colour and will show images from the reverse camera on the infotainment screen.
For ventilation, all models have electric windows on all passenger doors and the GLX models have automatic climate control as opposed to the GL’s standard air conditioning system.
For specification, buyers can finish their Jimny 5 door in one of several colours. As an entry point into the market, Suzuki will offer the Jimny 5 door with two-tone colour option matches including Chiffon Ivory Metallic, Kinetic Yellow and Sizzling Red Metallic with a roof painted with Pearlescent Bluish Black paint.
For buyers who opt for a single colour, the choices include Celestial Blue Pearl Metallic, Arctic White Pearl, Silky Silver Metallic, Bluish Black Pearl, Granite Grey Metallic (new) and Jungle Green.