Since the release of the new generation of models, Suzuki Jimny has been at the forefront of the attention list-although Suzuki has given up the Chinese market. For the Suzuki Jimny, our inherent impression has always been a three-door short-axle off-road vehicle. The advantages of short axle and light weight make it suitable for almost any road environment.
In other words, the short axis is already the essence of the Jimny. But have you ever wondered what it would look like if the Jimny launched a long-axle version?
We’ve always thought that turning the Jimny into a five-door, long-wheelbase version was a joke, but as things stand, Suzuki clearly means it. A few days ago, the long-axis version of the Jimny exposed road test spy photos in India.
Judging from the exposed road test spy photos, the long-axis version of the Jimny simply lengthens the wheelbase, and additional rear doors are arranged on the lengthened part. Since the size of the front and rear suspensions has not changed, and the Jimny is straight The large-scale appearance brought by the roof makes the five-door Jimny look like an extended car.
It is worth noting that, judging from the two exposed road test spy photos, it seems that the five-door version of the Jimny will also launch two models with wheelbase and body length. The wheelbase of the blue road test vehicle exposed in the picture will obviously be longer, and the increased length is also reflected in the larger size of the small trunk window. The size of the small window of the trunk of the white road test car is smaller, and the image of the whole car will look more standard.
According to the current information, the five-door Jimny will only appear in the Indian market. For practical considerations, the body length of the five-door Jimny will not exceed 4 meters, so as to meet the low tax rate in the Indian market. Require. At the same time, the five-door version will also provide a two-wheel drive version to further enhance its practicality.
That’s right, for the Jimny with an elongated wheelbase, space size and practicality have obviously become the first priority over off-road performance. In terms of power, the five-door Jimny will also continue the 1.5L naturally aspirated configuration.
It is reported that the five-door Jimny launched in the Indian market will use the Gypsy naming method, and the new car is expected to be officially launched in November this year.