The Maruti Jimny, now available in a 5-door version, is the latest addition to India’s lightweight off-roading category.
This video captures the first Maruti Jimny in the country with a full-size bed at the rear. Many owners have opted to make extensive modifications to give their Jimny a tough and robust appearance. Despite being renowned globally as one of the most popular 3-door lightweight off-road SUVs with a rich heritage of over 50 years, the Jimny has now made its debut in India in a 5-door variant. Let’s explore the specifics of this latest modification and its unique features.
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Maruti Jimny with Full-Size Bed
The video comes from XTREME MOTO ADVENTURE on YouTube. The SUV owners describe the entire process of installing proper bedding inside the lightweight SUV. To start with, they uninstalled the rear seats of the Jimny. It was a simple and straightforward process of undoing the screws. Once the rear seats are out, they pushed the front seats forward and reclined their backrests completely. He added the cushions of the rear seat to make the floor flat. Finally, they placed a proper mattress on it and covered it with bedsheets and pillows. To demonstrate the cavernous space, the duo gets inside and shows just how comfortable this set-up is.
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The Maruti Jimny comes with a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated K15B petrol engine, capable of generating a decent 103 hp and 134 Nm of peak power and torque. This engine can be mated to either a 5-speed manual transmission or a 4-speed torque converter automatic transmission. Power is efficiently distributed to all four wheels through Suzuki’s well-known ALLGRIP PRO 4×4 drivetrain, which includes a low-range transfer case and locking differential. The SUV boasts a ground clearance of 210 mm, along with impressive approach, break-over, and departure angles of 36°, 24°, and 50° respectively. As for pricing, it ranges from a competitive Rs 12.74 lakh to Rs 15.05 lakh, ex-showroom.
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What We Think
We quite like this impressive customisation. In all honesty, we have seen a lot of SUV owners lately who have been installing such beds in their cars. These are those adventure seekers who love to travel and stay on the road. In addition to this, there are also tons of other modifications that make any car a mobile house. If you wish to travel on and off road for a large part of your time, having such aftermarket modifications might not be such a bad idea. Nevertheless, you must be aware of the compromise in safety that you are making.
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