The Made-in-India Maruti Suzuki Jimny has finally made its entry in South Africa, following the unveil early in 2023. This international spec model costs more than the India-spec counterpart, with prices ranging from 429,900 Rand (approximately Rs 19.5 lakh) to 479,900 Rand (about Rs 21.79 lakh). The price of the five-door off-road vehicle in our market is between Rs 12.74 lakh and Rs 14.89 lakh. These prices are ex-showroom. In South Africa, the three-door version of the Jimny is also available with costs ranging from 390,900 Rand to 438,900 Rand (about Rs. 17.74 lakh to Rs. 19.92 lakh, including VAT). As a result, the five-door South African spec Jimny is Rs 2 lakh more expensive than the three-door model, depending on the variant. It is worth noting that the off-roader's design and a host of other specifications are similar to the model that is available for purchase in India. For more details on this matter, read on.
Maruti Suzuki Jimny 5-door Launched In South Africa: More Updates
The South African model is offered in three variants: GT MT, GLX MT, and GLX AT, which is similar to the Zeta MT, Alpha MT, and Alpha AT variations of the Jimny marketed in India. The top-tier GLX is equipped with all the amenities, including a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, LED projector-lens headlamps, all four power windows, cruise control, auto climate control, electrically adjustable ORVMs, and much more.
In terms of engine, the 1.5-litre K15B NA petrol motor powers this international-spec version, and generates 100bhp and 130Nm, which is 3bhp and 4Nm less than the Indian-spec model. The vehicle comes with an option for a five-speed manual or a four-speed AT gearbox. The Suzuki AllGrip Pro 4WD system equips the car with 4x4 as standard.
India-Spec Maruti Suzuki Jimny 5-door: Design and Other Features
The Maruti Suzuki Jimny is constructed on a ladder frame chassis. Round headlamps, a slatted grille, slab-sided doors, upright pillars, flared wheel arches, off-road tires, and other prominent design features are included in the off-roader. It has seven different exterior paint options and is equipped with 195/80 section tyres on 15-inch alloy wheels. In terms of dimensions, the SUV measures 1,645mm in height, 1,720mm in width, and 3,985mm in length. Moreover, its fuel tank holds about 40 litres, and its trunk area can hold roughly 208 litres and 332 litres of luggage, respectively, when the back seats are folded. It has a 2,950mm wheelbase and 210mm ground clearance.