In the latest news, the Maruti Jimny is now a substitute for the Gypsy as the go-to vehicle for jungle safari. Jimny has a rich legacy of being a hardcore off-roading vehicle. It has immensely wide applications. Among others, its previous generation models have also been used for jungle safaris. In India, the Gypsy was the most prominent lightweight off-roader. It was used for off-roading adventures such as jungle safaris all the time. This time around, the latest Jimny has taken that role. Let us take a look at the details of this case.
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Maruti Jimny as Jungle Safari
These images come from autojournal_india on Instagram. As per the information in this post, Jimny is now a part of a jungle safari in Rajasthan. The roof has been removed and the necessary grab rails have been installed at the front and rear. In fact, there is also an additional third row of seating installed where the boot would’ve been. There are useful side steps to enhance the ingress and egress characteristics of the vehicle. The solid grab rods will also ensure that people can stand while taking in the view of the exotic animals and nature. All in all, the Jimny is a perfect replacement for the Gypsy for a jungle safari vehicle.
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The Maruti Jimny is equipped with a sturdy 1.5-litre K15B petrol engine, delivering a respectable 103 horsepower and 134 Nm of peak power and torque. Buyers can opt for either a 5-speed manual transmission or a 4-speed automatic transmission. The SUV ensures efficient power distribution to all four wheels through Suzuki’s highly acclaimed ALLGRIP PRO 4×4 system, featuring a valuable low-range transfer case and a locking differential. Noteworthy features include a generous ground clearance of 210 mm and impressive approach, breakover, and departure angles at 36°, 24°, and 50°, respectively. In terms of pricing for this new edition trim, it falls within the range of Rs 12.74 lakh to Rs 15.05 lakh, ex-showroom.
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Using a nimble and capable lightweight off-roader like the Jimny for jungle safari makes a lot of sense. Its off-roading hardware is quite sophisticated. Moreover, its body shape and practicality lend well toward making it an impressive candidate for all such applications. That is also a testament to the massive success it has achieved in our market. We shall keep an eye out for more such cases in times to come.