Bumper sales of compact and mid-size SUVs are happening in India, but the off-roading SUV’s crazy is no less. Now that there is demand, companies like Mahindra and Force have come up with great SUVs like Mahindra Thar and Force Gurkha. Now to compete with these two cars, Maruti Suzuki is preparing to launch its luxury SUV Jimny in India this year. The company had introduced the three-door Jimny Sierra at the 2020 Auto-Expo. But experts say that in India it can be offered in a 5-door variant. It is also being told that the Maruti Suzuki Jimny car will be exported from India. Actually, Jimny is being tested in India for a long time, but the company has not yet given any specific information about its official launch.
The Maruti Suzuki Jimny is powered by a 1.5-litre K15B petrol engine that produces 105PS of power and 138Nm of torque. This engine has been used by the company in its famous sedan Ciaz and MPV Ertiga. It is mated to a 5-speed manual and 4-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. The company will also soon use the new BS6 standard 1.5-litre diesel engine in its vehicles. However, so far no information has been received about whether the company will use it in the new Jimny or not.
Maruti Suzuki Jimny Interior
The interior styling will be similar to the current 3-door version. However, the new Maruti Suzuki Jimny 5-door variant will come with a new seating layout. The Jimny will get all the advanced features like a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, automatic climate control, height-adjustable driver seat, rear AC vents, and hill hold assist and cruise control etc.
Maruti Suzuki Jimny Exterior
Jimny’s look is looking rough and tough. The bold and boxy styling makes this SUV a great offroad machine. The Jimny gets a Jeep-like rectangular grille at the front. The circular headlamps and indicators give a retro look. The SUV comes with a large front bumper. The bumper of the Maruti Suzuki Jimny comes in a matte black paint scheme and gets a silver skid plate at the bottom. In addition, the extended wheelbase has lengthened the side profile. Chamfered windows and black cladding add to Jimny’s off-roader vibes.
Awesome Security Features
Talking about the safety features of Jimny then features like airbags on all seats, antilock braking system- ABS, electronic stability program, pre-tensioner, traction control, hill hold and hill descent control can be given in it.
Maruti Jimny Design
Maruti Suzuki Jimny will be 1,645mm in width, 3,850mm in length and 1,730mm in height. Also, the wheelbase of this car is 2,550 mm. Let us tell you, the ground clearance of this 5 door SUV is 210mm.
This car will compete with the second-gen Mahindra Thar and the second-gen Force Gurkha available in the Indian market.
Price and launch
Talking about the price of Jimny, then let us tell you that the starting price of this car can be 10 lakh rupees. It is expected to be launched in the Indian market by the middle of 2022.