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By Charl Bosch

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Now official: Suzuki confirms price and spec of five-door Jimny

Longer, by 340 mm over the three-door, the five-door Jimny also sports a revised chassis, upgraded brakes and unique specification items.

With the emergence of pricing earlier this month, Suzuki Auto South Africa has officially disclosed not only stickers, but also specification for the new five-door Jimny.

The exact changes

Now available after making its public debut at the Kyalami Festival of Motoring two months ago, the five-door Jimny rides on a stretched version of the three-door’s body-on-frame platform which, in South African spec, measures both 340 mm longer in overall length and wheelbase.

Translating into a length of 3 965 mm, wheelbase of 2 590 mm and unchanged width of 1 645 mm with the claimed height of 1 720 mm also being identical to the three-door, the five-door tips the scales at 105 kg heavier while retaining the AllGrip four-wheel-drive system and 210 mm of ground clearance.

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Besides its size, the five-door Jimny boasts a strengthened chassis, a longer propeller shaft, ventilated front disc brakes, increased springs for the front suspension coils, improved shock absorbers and a larger diameter stabiliser bar.

Five-door Suzuki Jimny South Africa launch
Five-door’s overall length and wheelbase have both been stretched by 340 mm.

Compared to its sibling, the five-door’s off-road dimensions have also been altered, with the breakover angle decreasing from 28 to 24-degrees, the departure from 49 to 47-degrees and the approach from 37 to 36-degrees.

In addition to rear passenger legroom, boot space has increased dramatically from 85-litres to 211-litres with the rear seats up, and from 377-litres to a substantial 1 113-litres with the 60/40 split rear back folded down.


Differentiated from its sibling by means of a chrome surrounds around the grille vents and projector-type LED headlights with washers on the top-spec GLX only, the biggest revisions have taken place inside with the fitting of items not available on the three-door regardless of trim level.

On the GL, which opens the range up, the tech in question comprises the same seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system as the Baleno, rear parking sensors with a reverse camera and a 12-volt power socket in the rear.

Five-door Suzuki Jimny South Africa launch
A total of nine colours can be chosen from, including three bespoke to the five-door.

Rolled-out on the Baleno in India back in February, the infotainment system sees the inclusion of wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto until now not available on the step-up from the Swift.

Taking prominence, the GLX not only gets the mentioned LEDs, but also six airbags versus the GL and three-door GLX’s two, a revised digital instrument cluster display, dual-zone climate control and a brand-new nine-inch touchscreen infotainment system, also with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Five-door Suzuki Jimny South Africa launch
Depicted GLX recieves the new nine-inch touchscreen infotainment system and dual-zone climate control.

Carried over from the three-door, the five-door Jimny GL’s array of features consist of all-around electric windows, a urethane steering wheel with volume controls, ABS and EBD, electric mirrors, Hill Hold Assist, Electronic Stability Programme and 15-inch alloy wheels.

Building on these, the GLX receives cruise control, a leather-covered steering wheel, front fog lamps and folding electric mirrors.

Same engine and gearbox

Up front, the five-door’s method of propulsion has stayed as is with output of 75kW/130Nm from the normally aspirated 1.5 K15B petrol engine.

The standard transmission is a five-speed manual with only the GLX being privy to the four-speed automatic as an option.

Colours and price

On the colour side, six hues have been carried over from the three-door Jimny; Jungle Green, Arctic White Pearl, Bluish Black Pearl, Silky Silver Metallic and two dual-tone options, Chiffon Ivory and Kinetic Yellow, both contrasted by a black roof.

New, and reserved exclusively for the five-door, is Granite Grey Metallic, Celestial Blue Pearl and Sizzling Red Metallic headed by black roof.

A line-up spanning three derivatives, which takes the South African market Jimny count to seven, each of the five-door’s sticker prices include a five-year/200 000 km warranty as well as a four-year/60 000 km service plan.

  • Jimny 1.5 GL – R390 900
  • Jimny 1.5 GL AT – R412 900
  • Jimny 1.5 GL 5-Dr – R429 900
  • Jimny 1.5 GLX – R416 900
  • Jimny 1.5 GLX AT – R438 900
  • Jimny 1.5 GLX 5-Dr – R457 900
  • Jimny 1.5 GLX 5-Dr AT – R479 900

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The Citizen is currently attending the five-door Jimny’s local launch that will involve a trip across the border into Botswana.

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