Suzuki Jimny 5-Door: The Perfect Family Off-Roader for Potchefstroom and Beyond
It's the news off-road enthusiasts and family adventurers in Potchefstroom—and indeed, across South Africa—have been waiting for. Suzuki South Africa has officially launched the five-door Jimny, lifting the covers at the recent Festival of Motoring held at Kyalami. So what does this mean for South Africans who have an insatiable love for both the rugged and the practical? Let's delve right in.
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A Global Success Story, Now in South Africa
This long-awaited model comes hot on the heels of its global unveiling at the Auto Expo in India earlier this year. The five-door Jimny has already become a sensation in the Indian market, setting sales records for both its segment and for Suzuki.
More Room, Same Off-Road Spirit
While maintaining its characteristic design cues—the only noticeable change being chrome surrounds on the front grille—the new five-door Jimny comes with a stretched wheelbase, up by 340mm to 2,590mm. This allows for increased luggage capacity and innovations like front seats that fold into overnight beds. And fear not, adventurers; the off-road prowess of the Jimny remains uncompromised. With its advanced AllGrip four-wheel drive system and 210mm of ground clearance, the Jimny is as ready as ever for the trails of the North West Province and beyond.
Specifications and Off-Road Credentials
Under the hood, the five-door Jimny continues to sport the reliable 1.5-litre petrol engine, offering 75kW and 130Nm of torque. It will be available in both manual and automatic configurations. The approach, departure, and breakover angles are almost identical to the three-door variant, which means this vehicle will tackle off-road terrains as aggressively as its sibling.
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Enhanced Practicality for Potchefstroom Families
The extra doors and increased luggage capacity make the new Jimny a significantly more practical vehicle—something that was often considered a drawback in its three-door variant. Now you can pack all your camping gear or sports equipment without a second thought.
Availability and Pricing
The five-door Jimny will hit South African roads by November, just in time for the holiday season. Although the official pricing details will be announced later, given the current top-end three-door Jimny costs around R419,990, it's safe to assume that the five-door model will come with a slightly higher price tag.
Practical Yet Rugged
The introduction of the Suzuki Jimny five-door is a game-changer for families in Potchefstroom who love the outdoors but require a touch more practicality. With its enhanced features and uncompromised off-road abilities, the Jimny is now not just an adventurer's dream but also a family-friendly reality.
Contacting Suzuki Potchefstroom
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If you want to take the scenic route and discover what to do with your Jimny and your camoing or fishing gear, perhaps a game drive, then be sure to follow our Green Talk section at this link where we covered a range of excellent places to visit, for convenience we include the places we covered with the respective links below.