The brand-new Jimny, Maruti Suzuki's much-awaited global off-roader, has finally arrived in India this year. The SUV made its debut at the 2023 Auto Expo, where bookings for the car were also opened for a token amount of Rs 25,000. The Jimny received 9,000 bookings in the first ten days. As of now, the off-roader has garnered more than 15,000 bookings within three weeks, which speaks of the car's popularity among Indian buyers even before its official launch. The Jimny 5-door will go on sale in May of this year. Although the international-spec Jimny is sold in a three-door configuration around the world, Maruti Suzuki is only offering it in a five-door configuration in our market, which will be sold through Nexa showrooms. Further, the SUV qualifies for lower taxation because it is under four metres in length, even with the extra doors. The increased legroom for passengers in the back and the proper boot provided by the Jimny's extended wheelbase have given Indian buyers a sense of practicality.
An optional 4-speed torque-converter automatic transmission or a standard 5-speed manual transmission are both available for the Jimny 5-door's 105bhp, 1.5-litre K15B petrol engine with generates 134Nm of torque. The Jimny's off-road equipment consists of a low-range gearbox with 2WD-high, 4WD-high, and 4WD-low modes, as well as Suzuki's AllGrip Pro 4WD system with a manual transfer case. The car will be manufactured at the firm's Gujarat manufacturing facility, where the three-door version of the Jimny is already produced for export.
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Zeta and Alpha are the two available trims for the Maruti Suzuki Jimny. It comes standard with a touchscreen system (seven-inch in the Zeta), wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, electrically adjustable ORVMs (outside rearview mirror), six airbags, and an electronic stability programme (ESP). The top-spec Alpha includes a nine-inch infotainment system, auto AC, auto-LED headlights with a washer, and cruise control. Moreover, the car will be made available across the market in seven exterior colours comprising Sizzling Red, Nexa Blue, Granite Grey, Pearl Arctic White, Bluish Black, Sizzling Red with bluish-black roof, and Kinetic Yellow with black roof.
The Maruti Suzuki Jimny will have a ladder frame chassis in contrast to all other Maruti Suzuki vehicles sold in India, which have monocoque chassis. The Jimny measures 3,985mm in length, 1,645mm in width, and 1,720mm in height. It has a 208-litre boot space and a wheelbase of 2,590mm. The 5-door version's wheelbase is 300mm longer than the 3-door version. The SUV will have a boxy shape, flared wheel arches, an upright front grille, circular headlights, and rectangular taillights. While the Alpha version will have alloy wheels, the Zeta variant will have steel wheels.
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The Jimny is anticipated to launch in May, with prices in the Rs 11 to 12 lakh range. The Mahindra Thar and the Force Gurkha, both of which will soon debut their 5-door versions, will be the competitors of the new Maruti Suzuki SUV.
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