The Japanese company is seeking expansion. The 2023 Suzuki Jimny could be available in more markets next year. Well, the level of changes the small SUV is about to bring gives us the right to think about its debut in the US. The vehicle can compete with Jeep Wrangler 2-door version. But, in the future, the Jimny is going to get a 5-door layout and more equipment.
One of the biggest debuts of the upcoming season might be the 2023 Suzuki Jimny Hybrid. The carmaker is working on this system. The only uncertain thing is the development process. It is in advanced stages, according to sources. This is not the only Suzuki which will get a hybrid engine. We can also read reports about the upgrade of the Vitara crossover.
The main goal is to keep the off-road performance. That is something that made the Jimny so special. Here are the details about the changes to the new mini SUV.
2023 Suzuki Jimny Hybrid Specs
Official sources only mentioned the development of the 2023 Suzuki Jimny Hybrid. Other details are unknown. Spy photos don’t exist and all we have are speculations. Experts predict the debut in 2023, and the production might start later. So, the hybrid version of the SUV could debut as the 2024 YM.
Anyway, details about the gas mileage and specifications are not available. If the Jimny wants to cover more markets, then significant changes under the hood should happen. Currently, only small plants power the crossover SUV.
2023 Suzuki Jimny 5-Door Model Debut
Another big thing about the vehicle could be a debut of a five-door version. It supports rumors about the 2023 Suzuki Jimny arrival to the US. Well, not a big proof, but we already mentioned that the SUV is a rival to the two-door Jeep Wrangler. Now, the rivalry could be expanded to the larger class. The 2-door Jimny is very efficient and a great choice for off-roading, thanks to its size and agility. Still, the 5-door model would be a totally new world for Suzuki and Jimny.
Under the bonnet of the SUV is a 1.5-liter engine. So, the larger vehicle needs a larger displacement. In Japan, there is also the KEI version of the Jimny. A 600 cc engine is not available elsewhere. That is why the company is looking for expansion, mainly with the hybrid unit. But, to become competitive in the US market, the 2023 Suzuki Jimny will need an off-road package.
Release Date and Price
The big question is – how much the 2023 Suzuki Jimny could cost in the United States? Converted to USD, its price in other market starts from $11,000. You won’t find too many vehicles available at this price in North America. Even the “high-end” versions are pretty affordable. You can load the Jimny with plenty of options, and the MSRP stays under $15,000. However, a larger engine, hybrid configuration, and a 5-door layout will make it cost over than $20,000. Plus, there are other factors that will make the Jimny be more expensive in the US than in other countries.