Production of much-awaited 4x4 to start in April
A lot of 4x4 enthusiasts have been waiting for the 5-door Jimny to go on sale since it was launched earlier this year. And fortunately for some, specifically those living in India, the waiting time is almost over.
According to Autocar India, Maruti Suzuki is set to start production of its mini off-roader this April. The manufacturer is aiming to build around 100,000 units a year, of which 66% of those will be for domestic consumption. The other 34% will apparently be earmarked for exports. And yes, the Philippines will be included in that percentage.
In such a short period of time, however, Maruti Suzuki is already facing an over 18,000-unit order book for the Indian market, and the manufacturer is likely to satisfy those before opening the order books for export markets.
But provided the manufacturer does not run into issues with production, Suzuki Philippines could very well be on track with launching the 5-door Jimny in Q1 2024. Once it gets here, Suzuki 4x4 fans can enjoy the added length and extra luggage space with the 5-door Jimny, while remaining to have a small footprint since it's still under 4 meters long.
Suzuki Philippines will be selling the 5-door Jimny alongside the 3-door Jimny while sourcing both from different countries.