The Suzuki Jimny XL is on sale now, starting from $34,990 before on-road costs, giving lovers of the brand's cute yet rugged off-roader a more practical option.
This price makes it $3000 more expensive than the three-door model.
Suzuki Australia says it has already taken over 2000 orders, with 60 per cent of buyers picking the automatic. The Jimny XL is already facing a 6-9 month wait list.
Besides being 340mm longer and having an extra pair of doors, it can also be distinguished by its unique grey metallic grille with chrome accents.
Over the three-door Jimny, it gains wireless Apple CarPlay, DAB digital radio, rear parking sensors and, with the automatic transmission, adaptive cruise control.
It upgrades to a new stereo camera, replacing the forward monocular camera and laser radar of the three-door model. This allows Suzuki to offer both adaptive cruise control and night-time pedestrian detection.
It does miss out on some features found on the Jimny three-door. This includes automatic headlight levelling and automatic high-beam.
The stretched Jimny weighs 90kg more than the three-door model, and uses the same naturally aspirated 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine.
Suzuki says it strengthened the automatic transmission, increased the length and diameter of the rear propeller shaft, added a centre cross member to boost rigidity, and modified the front suspension in the transition from Jimny to Jimny XL.
- 2024 Suzuki Jimny XL manual: $34,990
- 2024 Suzuki Jimny XL auto: $36,490
All prices exclude on-road costs.
The 2024 Suzuki Jimny XL is powered by a naturally aspirated 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine producing 75kW of power at 6000rpm and 130Nm of torque at 4000rpm.
It's mated with either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission.
The 2024 Suzuki Jimny XL uses 6.4L/100km on the combined cycle with the manual or 6.9L/100km with the auto, unchanged from three-door models.
It has a 40L fuel tank.
The 2024 Suzuki Jimny XL measures 3820mm long (3985mm including the spare wheel and cover), 1645mm wide and 1720mm tall on a 2590mm wheelbase. That makes it 340mm longer than the Jimny three-door, all of it in the wheelbase.
Like the Jimny three-door, it has 210mm of ground clearance. Approach, breakover and departure angles are 36 degrees, 24 degrees and 47 degrees, respectively. For context, the three-door Jimny's angles are 37 degrees, 28 degrees and 49 degrees, respectively.
It has 211L of cargo space, expanding to 332L with the rear seatback folded. Suzuki quotes a maximum volume of 1113L.
Kerb weight is 1185kg with the manual or 1200kg with the auto, increases of 90kg over the corresponding three-door models.
Servicing and Warranty
The Suzuki Jimny XL is backed by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.
Suzuki offers capped-price servicing for the first five years or 100,000km, whichever comes first, with servicing required every 12 months or 15,000km.
The first five services are capped at $449, $429, $589, $449 and $349, respectively.
The Suzuki Jimny XL doesn't yet have a safety rating from ANCAP.
Standard safety equipment includes:
- Autonomous emergency braking
- Lane departure warning (at speeds of over 60km/h)
- Front, front-side and curtain airbags
- Reversing camera with rear parking sensors
The automatic gains adaptive cruise control, which works at speeds of between 40 and 130km/h.
The Jimny XL comes standard with the following equipment:
- Four-seat layout
- Automatic projector LED headlights with manual levelling
- Front fog lights
- Privacy glass
- Hill descent control
- 15-inch alloy wheels
- 15-inch alloy spare
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel
- 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- Wireless Apple CarPlay
- Wired Android Auto
- DAB digital radio
- Cruise control
- 1 x USB outlet
- 2 x 12V outlets
- Fabric upholstery
- 2 x top-tether child seat anchor points
- 2 x ISOFIX child seat anchor points
The Jimny XL is available in the following colours:
- Arctic White Pearl
- Chiffon Ivory Metallic
- Bluish Black Pearl
- Granite Grey Metallic
- Sizzling Red Metallic
- Jungle Green
Sizzling Red and Chiffon Ivory can be had with a Bluish Black Pearl roof.
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Content originally sourced from: CarExpert.com.au