The year 2023 kicked off with a spectacular debut as Suzuki unveiled the world’s first-ever five-door Suzuki Jimny. This remarkable vehicle made its grand entrance in India and is gradually making its way onto the international stage. Remarkably, it has already become available in South Africa and is currently available for order in Australia.
However, the question on everyone’s minds is whether this coveted five-door model will find its way to Southeast Asia. While official confirmation remains elusive, intriguing clues have emerged from Indonesia, hinting at its potential arrival in the region.
According to reports from Otodriver.com, the publication unearthed supporting documents that suggest the imminent introduction of the five-door Jimny in Southeast Asia. These documents, known as the Nilai Jual Kendaraan (Vehicle Sales Value), outline the potential base prices for this more spacious and practical Jimny, along with its expected variants.
Although specific variant names have not yet been revealed, the document lists four variants, two with manual transmissions and two with automatic transmissions. The entry-level manual variant is priced at 303,000,000 Indonesian Rupiah (Rp), which translates to approximately P1,120,000. Meanwhile, the most affordable automatic variant is listed at Rp 312,625,000 (about P 1,156,000).
For those seeking a manual transmission with a higher trim level, it comes in at Rp. 325,000,000 (P 1,202,000), while the top-of-the-line automatic version is priced at Rp. 335,000,000 (P 1,249,000). It’s important to note that these prices are tentative and subject to change.
Following the revelation of these documents, Suzuki Auto Indonesia provided an official statement. The company confirmed that the five-door Suzuki Jimny is indeed part of its upcoming model lineup. However, Suzuki also stated that they are not yet ready to disclose further details. Nevertheless, the fact that Suzuki acknowledges its inclusion in their future plans is an encouraging sign.
Considering this information, it seems increasingly likely that the longer Jimny will soon make its debut in Southeast Asia. It’s important to note that the current export destinations for the five-door model are all right-hand drive nations. As of now, there have been no exports to left-hand drive countries. Nonetheless, there is optimism that left-hand drive versions may become available in the future, given the global popularity of the Jimny.