The 2018 iteration of the Suzuki Jimny has officially made its global debut. The compact Japanese off-roader features a much more desirable design. And is now quite a lot better in terms of its features and creature comforts. We estimate it to come to India disguised as the new Maruti Gypsy in 2019.
Recently, Suzuki Global raised the curtains from their next-generation iteration of the Jimny off-roader. The ladder frame based compact 4×4 vehicle is about to launch in select international markets soon. The exterior design of the 2018 Jimny is quite attractive, especially in comparison to the older version. Even the interiors have taken a big leap forward in terms of quality and equipment level. So far the Japanese automaker has not revealed any information regarding the engine specifications of the new Jimny. Current media speculations suggest that the 2018 model year Jimny might launch in India disguised as the next-generation Maruti Gypsy in 2019. However, until now there are no confirmations regarding this either from Maruti or Suzuki so far.
Suzuki Jimny 2018 (New Maruti Gypsy) Price
Prices of the 2018 Maruti Jimny in India are likely to fall in the range of INR 6 lakh to 9 lakh if it comes to India. This will pitch is against the likes of Mahindra Thar and the Force Gurkha.
|Launch Date||Second Half 2019|
Suzuki Jimny 2018 (New Maruti Gypsy) Launch Date
As mentioned before, the new version of this SUV is going to make its international debut during the month of May this year. We expect Maruti to launch the 2018 Jimny in India sometime during the second half of 2019.
|Expected Price||INR 6.5 Lakh to INR 9.5 Lakh|
Suzuki Jimny 2018 (New Maruti Gypsy) Engine Specifications
We believe that the 2018 Suzuki Jimny will have the automaker’s 1.0-litre Boosterjet petrol engine. The SUV is not going to get a diesel derivative as of now. This petrol engine is capable of producing 110 BHP along with 170 Nm of peak torque. However, the India spec version could have the 100 BHP and 150 Nm version. It could also be the same as that for the India spec version, it might get the 1.4-litre, K-Series petrol engine. The SUV is going to come with a 5-speed manual gearbox. It will also come with differential locks as well.
|Engine||1.0-litre, 3-cylinder, Boosterjet|
Suzuki Jimny 2018 (New Maruti Gypsy) Mileage
The 1.0-litre Boosterjet engine apart from being powerful is also quite fuel efficient. Since the new iteration of the Gypsy is going to use Suzuki’s new HERTECT platform, it will have just close to 1000 kgs of kerb weight. Hence, we expect a fuel efficiency figure from this off-roader close to 15 to 17 km/l.
|Engine||1.0-litre, 3-cylinder Boosterjet|
Suzuki Jimny 2018 (New Maruti Gypsy) Dimensions
According to recent media reports, this SUV will be 3.91 meters in length. In comparison, the current spec version measures 3.61 meters. In the international markets, the Jimny will retail as a 3-door vehicle. However, if it comes to India, it is going to have a 5-door layout.
Suzuki Jimny 2018 (New Maruti Gypsy) Exteriors
Going by the images which were recently revealed on the internet, the next-generation Suzuki Jimny appears to be a very potent product. Talking about its exterior design, it comes with a very boxy yet stylish appearance. In the front, the mini off-roader comes with a very aggressive fascia. This is the result of the black, multi-slate grille. Furthermore, to enhance its looks, it comes with circular headlamps. These provide it with a very mean look.
Suzuki Jimny 2018 (New Maruti Gypsy) Interiors
Going by these images, we can see that the new Suzuki Jimny comes with a very premium interior. That said, one can easily make out that several components of the cabin are from other Suzuki models. For instance, the flat-bottom steering wheel is a direct lift from the 2018 Swift. On the other hand, the air-con control module is from the Ignis.
Suzuki Jimny 2018 (New Maruti Gypsy) Features
Furthermore, the 2018 Jimny comes with a host of features. These include Suzuki’s Smartplay infotainment system, steering mounted controls and even an automatic air conditioning.
- Projector Headlamps
- LED Daytime Running Lights
- Key-less Entry
- Automatic Climate Control
- Push-Button Start Stop
- Touchscreen Infotainment System
- Reverse Parking Camera
Suzuki Jimny 2018 (New Maruti Gypsy) Safety Features
In-line with the new government regulations, right from the base variant onwards, the new Jimny is going to have dual-airbags and ABS as standard across the range. Furthermore, the off-roader will have EBD (Electronic Brake Force Distribution) as well.
- ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System)
- EBD (Electronic Brake Force Distribution)
Suzuki Jimny 2018 (New Maruti Gypsy) Competition
Currently, there are not many contenders in the compact off-roader category in India. When the Suzuki Jimny comes to India, it is going to compete with the likes of Mahindra Thar and Force Gurkha.
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