The Suzuki Jimny that has been in the international market for a long time now and enjoys a cult following among its 20,000 and above loyal owners in the UK alone. Maruti Suzuki India has been thinking of bringing the SUV in the country for quite some time now. The model was presented on the Indian soil back in 2012 to gauge the initial public reaction. But so far, no official movement has been made by the automaker yet. If launched, the Jimny SUV will be positioned as an entry-level SUV and will be slotted between the Maruti Suzuki Gypsy and the Grand Vitara. For the model year 2013, the revised Jimny SUV has received a number of visual updates in the form of a new front bumper, new grille, a new bonnet shape incorporating central air intake and the fog lamps have been repositioned as well.
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Expected Price:5.50 – 8.00 Lakh
Expected Launch Date: Feb 2020 - Mar 2021
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Maruti Suzuki Jimny Exterior
The exterior of Maruti Suzuki Jimny looks muscular. There is an extensive use of black plastic cladding, adorning the lower profile of the car, giving it a rugged look. The body-colored bumpers and roof rails accentuate the overall appeal of the car. The rear end carries the spare wheel onto the tailgate ensuring the SUV-ish character of Jimny. It is expected to be based on ladder-frame platform, means you never have to worry on off-road trails.
Maruti Suzuki Jimny Interior
Interiors on the Maruti Suzuki Jimny offer a good quality fit and finish and the dashboard looks simple yet elegant. The seats offer good support and are well cushioned. You would have more than enough legroom in the front and back, and a good amount of headroom too. The driver has an upright and commanding driving position with a good all-round visibility of the road. However, exact interior details are yet to be revealed but Maruti Suzuki Jimny might offer features like automatic climate control, touchscreen infotainment, multi-functional steering wheel etc.
Maruti Suzuki Jimny Engine & Transmission
Powering the Jimny SUV is a 1.3-litre engine that benefits from variable valve timing, which in-turn ensures lively performance and a strong fuel economy. The said engine is capable of putting out 85PS of max power and 109Nm of peak torque. The genuine off-roader comes with push-button selectable four-wheel drive and high and low gear ratios. Compact, light, agile and responsive, the Jimny SUV is a highly capable off-road machine.
Maruti Suzuki Jimny Mileage
Jimny is expected to deliver 15 kmpl mileage in city driving conditions and 20 kmpl on highway.
Maruti Suzuki Jimny Braking and Safety
The company is expected to fit disc brakes to the front wheels, while assembling the drum brakes to the rear ones. The top models of Jimny might be offered with additional safety features like ABS, EBD, dual front airbags, hill start assist, etc.
Maruti Suzuki Jimny Performance and Handling
Maruti Suzuki Jimny comes across as a car with average on-road dynamics but when you factor in the off-road expertise, you simply can’t fault the vehicle. The expected top speed of Jimny is around 130-135 kmph and it is capable to accelerate 0-100 kmph in 13-14 seconds. Talking about the gearbox, it is very smooth in its operations and shifts gears quickly like other Maruti Suzuki cars. High speed stability is good and it is fun to drive around the corners. A high ground clearance means you go over most of the imperfections on our roads without having to slow down much.
Maruti Suzuki Jimny Competitors
Maruti Suzuki Jimny would be one of the most affordable off-roader SUV in India, when launched, it will rival other compact SUVs like the Ford EcoSport and the Mahindra TUV300.
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