The popular small SUV may be about to become more practical, with production of a five-door model said to begin next year.
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A five-door variant of the Suzuki Jimny is tipped to go into production in 2021.

While rumours of a five-door Jimny first surfaced in 2018, a report from website GaadiWaadi suggests the model will be manufactured by Suzuki's Indian subsidiary from next year.

However, it claims the vehicles will be assembled with 'knock-down' kits coming from Japan – meaning production of a five-door Jimny may be established in Japan itself. If true, it would increase the chances of the car being sold in Australia.

The current three-door Suzuki Jimny has been a roaring success for the brand, with strong demand continuing to cause wait times of up to 12 months.

In April 2020, whispers of a five-door Jimny emerged out of India, also tipping local production to begin in 2021.

At the time, Suzuki Australia boss Michael Pachota told CarAdvice: "Suzuki Australia does have its hand held high if there is ever a possibility of this [five-door] variant in the future".

Last month CarAdvice imagined what Suzuki could do with an extended wheelbase Jimny, proposing a ute body to accompany a five-door wagon.

A Jimny ute has already been created by a Suzuki dealership in New Zealand, offering a lightweight and capable off-road vehicle for local farmers.