[Breaking news]Local media reports that “5-door version Jimny” will appear at AUTO EXPO 2023 | MOBY [モビー]

What is Jimny Long

The current model Suzuki Jimny is released as a 3-door, 4-seater SUV. It is very popular both in Japan and overseas, and the news that many orders have been flooded and the delivery date is over a year is still fresh in our memory.

Such Suzuki Jimny’s 5-door model “Jimny Long” has been developed by Suzuki’s Indian subsidiary “Maruti Suzuki India (commonly known as Maruti Suzuki)” since June 2020, and how many times have you actually tested it? was also reported.

It is reported that the new Jimny Long will appear at AUTO EXPO 2023

Under such circumstances, Indian car media reported that “The new Jimny 5-door version will be announced at AUTO EXPO 2023, which will be held from January 13, 2023.”

According to local media, the 5-door Jimny Long will look slightly different from the regular model, adding new design elements, and is likely to be equipped with a 1.5-liter petrol engine and mild hybrid technology.

It also mentions that the transmission could include a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed torque converter automatic.

Japan introduction is unknown at this time

Expected CG of Jimny 5 door (editorial department production)

Regarding the release of the 5-door version of the Jimny that is worrisome in Japan, at this time, it is manufactured and sold by Suzuki’s Indian subsidiary “Maruti Suzuki”, and although it is almost certain that it will be released in India, it is unknown about global development. .

In the Japanese market, from emissions credits of CAFE regulations (companies’ average fuel efficiency standards)Suzuki can’t shorten Jimny’s delivery time even if it wants toThis situation seems to make the possibility of introducing Jimny Long to Japan even more difficult.

Attention will be focused on the announcement of the Jimny 5-door version, which is expected to become popular as soon as it is released in Japan, and the sales plan for the Japanese market.

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