Suzuki Wows South African Enthusiasts with the Debut of the All-New Five-Door Jimny
Suzuki Auto South Africa has pulled out all the stops for this year's Festival of Motoring, delivering an exciting surprise for attendees.
The spotlight was on the unveiling of Suzuki's inaugural five-door Jimny off-road SUV at the festival. What makes this reveal even more exceptional is that the five-door Jimny isn't yet available for purchase in South Africa, making the Festival of Motoring the exclusive venue for South Africans to get a firsthand look and feel of this eagerly awaited model.
The global debut of the five-door Jimny earlier this year at the Auto Expo in India garnered widespread acclaim, swiftly establishing itself as a top-selling model in its market segment. It's been a major success story for Suzuki, particularly in the Indian market.
Brendon Carpenter, Suzuki Auto's Brand Marketing Manager, commented, "Given the overwhelming popularity of the new Jimny, along with its three-door counterpart, our production facilities in Japan and India are operating at maximum capacity to meet the surging demand. We've already placed our initial order, and we aim to make it available for purchase in the final quarter of this year."
Distinguished by its elongated wheelbase, the five-door Jimny boasts an additional 340 mm of space compared to the shorter three-door variant. This extension has enabled Suzuki's engineers to incorporate extra cargo room and innovative features, such as the ability to transform the front seats into overnight beds, all without compromising the vehicle's formidable off-road capabilities.
The Festival of Motoring exhibition model of the five-door Jimny is adorned in the striking Jungle Green color, already a hit within the current three-door lineup. When officially launched, the model will offer a selection of new and exclusive paint options, including Celestial Blue, Granite Grey, and a captivating Sizzling Red with a metallic black roof.
While driving enthusiasts may have to wait a little longer to get behind the wheel of the five-door Jimny, they can seize the opportunity to experience Suzuki's latest SUV offerings.
Suzuki also introduced the all-new Fronx, a sporty coupé-SUV, and the XL6, a stylish, spacious SUV capable of accommodating up to six passengers, both of which were unveiled in August and are now on display at the Festival of Motoring.
Carpenter added, "We have several units available and ready for visitors to test drive and enjoy. This marks the first public opportunity to experience these models, and what better venue than the renowned Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit!"