After being launched in several countries across the world, the new Jimny SUV is getting ready for launch in India
The New Jimny is the latest generation of the Maruti Gypsy which was on sale in India a few years back. It has been rumored for a long time that the sub 4 meter SUV will be launched in India. Maruti also showcased the 4×4 at the 2020 Auto Expo last year. Now, as per the latest teaser shared by Maruti Nexa, it seems that the launch is finally near.
Maruti Jimny SUV Tees
Maruti has been manufacturing the Jimny for the past few months at its plant in India. But these are 3 door units only for export market. Maruti was saying that the three door Jimny will not get enough buyers, but it is probably not so. Mahindra Thar is a 3 door SUV and in less than 1 year it has registered over 75k bookings.
Maruti does not have a 4×4 offering in its portfolio in India. Through its Nexa premium channel, Maruti offers the likes of Baleno, S-Cross, XL6, Ciaz and Ignis. The teaser shared by Nexa says- “This is just in! A wild adventure ride has been witnessed passing through different terrains! One question is, which car is this? Comment below and guess!”
Maruti has also used the hashtag ‘SUV for Adventure’ with the caption. 5 Door Jimny has not been launched in any market yet. It is in testing phase right now. Looking at the teaser, it is likely that Maruti has decided to launch the 3 door Jimny 4×4 in India.
Maruti Jimny Design
Sales in the international markets are expected to be similar to that of the India-spec Maruti Jimny. It will sport rounded headlamps and fog lamps, upright pillars and flared wheel arches. It will get high ground clearance to face the Indian road conditions.
The interior will be seen with a touchscreen infotainment system that supports SatNav along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It will also get a reverse parking camera and several safety features, including lane departure warning, dual sensor brake support, dual SRS airbags, ISO FIX child seat mounts, ABD and EBD. It will also get vehicle stability control and brake enabled limited slip differential system.
Engine specifications of the Jimny in India will include the 1.5-litre petrol engine that currently powers the Ciaz, Brezza, Ertiga, etc. It is rated to deliver 104 PS and 138 Nm. The 4 cylinder naturally aspirated engine is offered with either a 4 speed automatic transmission or a manual gearbox.
The price of 3-door Jimny is not expected to be aggressive. It will be a lifestyle SUV that will command exclusivity. Once launched, it will take on the likes of Mahindra Thar and the new Force Gurkha.