The forthcoming introduction of a five-door version of the Maruti Suzuki Jimny in Australia is accompanied by the integration of standard Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) features, in accordance with the country’s regulations. This move stems from the requirement that all new vehicles in Australia incorporate Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), an attribute categorized under ADAS.
The five-door edition of the Maruti Suzuki Jimny, previewed in Australia, will be retailed alongside the existing three-door variant. The Australian market will witness the inclusion of enhanced Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) features as standard across all variants of the Jimny, aligned with prevailing regulations mandating the incorporation of Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) – a pivotal ADAS component. Notably, these features are already accessible in the three-door Jimny available in Australia.
Apart from the augmented safety offerings, the five-door Suzuki Jimny is anticipated to closely mirror its counterpart retailed in India. Powering this variant is the K15 engine, a naturally-aspirated 1.5-liter petrol unit, generating 101 bhp and 130 Nm of peak torque. The vehicle will be presented with both manual and automatic transmission alternatives.
Of particular significance, the elongation of the five-door Jimny by 340 mm has engendered a more capacious boot space. The elongated version, as compared to its three-door counterpart, carries an additional weight of 82 kg.
The official launch of the Jimny in Australia is slated for November, but dealerships have begun accepting unofficial bookings ahead of this date. Concurrently, the five-door Jimny has recently debuted in the Indian market, amassing substantial acclaim with over 30,000 bookings. The pricing, commencing from Rs 12.74 lakh, has been deemed by several automotive experts as premium, with the highest-tier variant retailing at Rs 14.89 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).