New details have appeared on the web from insiders about the upcoming big Suzuki Jimny. So the Japanese SUV will receive a prefix in the name, an increased length and a new turbo engine.
The five-door SUV Suzuki Jimny will be called the Jimny Long, and its size is expected to grow. This information is shared by the Australian portal Caradvice.
So, the wheelbase of the novelty will immediately grow by 30 centimeters to the level of 2.55 meters. According to Indian media, we know that the new SUV will add 35 cm in length. As a result, this parameter will grow to 3.9 meters.
The grown-up Jimny Long has a 150-horsepower 1.5-liter turbo engine, complemented by a 48-volt starter-generator and a lithium-ion battery. With this “stuffing”, the new Jimny will be able to coast with the engine off, thanks to which the start-stop system has new potential. As a result, we have lower fuel consumption and greater environmental friendliness.
The current three-door Suzuki Jimny is equipped with a 102-horsepower naturally aspirated engine with a liter and a half, connected to a 4-speed automatic transmission or a five-speed manual transmission.
The Japanese portal MOTA introduces us to the prices for the novelty: the “five-door” was estimated at 300 thousand yen more expensive than a three-door SUV.