The first batch of Suzuki’s ‘extra large’ Jimny XL has landed in Australia ahead of customer deliveries scheduled for January 2024.
Revealed by Suzuki Australia’s General Manager, Michael Pachota on Facebook who shared a photo of an Australian-specification Jimny XL bearing the personalised number plate ‘JBOXXL’; the much anticipated five-door Jimny will launch officially on the 5 December.
It is also the first time the Jimny XL name has been officially confirmed.
To recap, the Jimny XL is 340mm longer than the popular three-door model, with all of this going between the front and rear wheels to accommodate an extra rear door. Ground clearance is claimed to be 210mm.
It will share the regular model’s 1.5-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine pumping out 75kW at 6,000rpm and 130Nm at 4,000rpm. It is married to a part-time four-wheel drive system with low-range and is offered with a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission.
There is no word yet on the XL’s pricing, which will be revealed at launch. However, the current three-door Jimny starts at $30,490 plus on-road costs.
Suzuki Australia says it has already received over 1,500 pre-orders for the Jimny XL early this year.
The five-door model will be built in India for Australia, while the three-door Jimny will continue to be sourced from Japan.