Maruti Suzuki launched its much anticipated 5-door Jimny in India on June 7, which is a successor to the iconic Gipsy, which once had a significant fanbase. The three-door SUV version of the redesigned Jimny has been on sale in foreign markets since 2018. More than 31,000 people have placed orders for the Jimny 5-door SUV since it went on sale in India. The Jimny SUV has become so popular in India that its waiting time has increased to an astounding 8 months. Given its popularity and off-road prowess, a modified Maruti Suzuki Jimny was highly anticipated. Many tuning companies have made improvements to the Jimny beyond what the factory version offers. These improvements are a testament to the ingenuity of automotive lovers everywhere.
Modified Maruti Suzuki Jimny: Design Changes
One of the most noticeable modifications is the addition of LED daytime running lights, which are integrated into a custom bumper. The vehicle's appearance is further enhanced by the presence of large mesh ducts for each wheel. A hood with a prominent air scoop is also available, providing both functional and aesthetic enhancements. The promotional images showcase the transformative effect of a new grille, especially when paired with aftermarket headlights. To enhance the vehicle's stance, the modification kit also includes broader fenders.
Inside the vehicle, there are seat coverings and a steering wheel adorned with the "LBWK" logo, adding a touch of elegance. The aftermarket seven-spoke wheels and side exit exhaust contribute to a menacing and powerful appearance. Notably, both the spare wheel cover and the carbon fibre wing mounted on the roof proudly display the 'Brabus' nameplate, further enhancing the vehicle's visual appeal. Additionally, it also gets new back lights.
Overall, the upgrade transforms the Jimny into a little Mercedes-AMG G63, which is easy to park and offers improved fuel efficiency.
Maruti Suzuki Jimny: Engine
The Maruti Suzuki Jimny SUV is powered by a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder naturally-aspirated petrol engine, which generates 103bhp and 134.2Nm of torque. Transmission options include a 4-speed automatic and a 5-speed manual. In addition, the newly announced Maruti Suzuki Jimny SUV comes standard with Suzuki's AllGrip Pro 4WD system, which has a low-range gearbox for improved off-road capabilities.
According to Maruti Suzuki, the manual Jimny SUV has a fuel efficiency rating of 16.94km/l, whereas the automatic Jimny SUV has a rating of 16.39km/l. The Jimny has a range of about 650km because of its 40-litre fuel tank. In comparison, the Maruti Suzuki Brezza SUV has EPA ratings of 20.15km/l for the manual and 19.80km/l for the automatic when fitted with a similar engine.