Maruti Jimny has been launched in India with attractive introductory prices to challenge the pole position held by Mahindra Thar in the segment since time immemorial.
There are a few advantages that Maruti Jimny has over Mahindra Thar in terms of features. Jimny is a lifestyle lightweight off-roading SUV that has made a name for itself in the international market for decades now. However, that is the 3-door version. For the price-conscious Indian market, Maruti launched the 5-door version for the very first time. That is the reason we never got the 3-door version. The prices for this Jimny 4×4 start at an enticing Rs 12.74 lakh, ex-showroom undercutting the Mahindra Thar significantly. Here are the other 5 advantages it boasts over the latter.
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5 Features of Jimny Not Found in Thar
1. 6 Airbags
Maruti has made a deliberate effort to woo customers by offering 6 airbags with the Jimny. Maruti cars are not known for having high safety ratings as per the Global NCAP scores. With Jimny, Maruti wishes to remedy that. On the other hand, the Thar only comes with 2 airbags even though it has a 4-star safety rating at the Global NCAP.
2. Headlamp Washer
Jimny is meant to do off-roading adventures. Hence, going in dirt tracks will be on the top of the job description column of the SUV. In such cases, having a headlight washer could be a real delight and useful feature. Since the glass of the headlamp can get covered with dust, dirt or even mud, the washer will ensure that it is washed easily.
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3. Rear Doors
We know that Thar is a 3-door SUV which means that the passengers have to use the front doors to climb into the rear seats. This can be utterly inconvenient and even impossible in traffic conditions. However, Jimny features the standard 5-door configuration and this issue is not present at all. Note that Thar is also undergoing testing in the 5-door guise and the launch might just be around the corner.
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4. LED Headlamps
Almost all modern cars, apart from entry-level vehicles, come with LED headlamps. It is a shame that the Thar doesn’t have that feature. Jimny has round LED headlamps. That is another area where the new Jimny scores high compared to the Thar.
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5. Arkamys Audio Driver
Another prominent feature for music lovers is the Arkamys Audio driver with impressive sound quality. Jimny is an off-roading SUV that people take for long and adventurous drives. Therefore, it makes sense to have a premium audio system so that the passengers could enjoy the essence of long journeys. These are the top 5 features that the Maruti Jimny has but the Mahindra Thar does not.