We know that there has been plenty of news about the Suzuki Jimny every now and then but it is a popular and anticipated compact SUV which is renowned the world over. Also, the reports from various sources are just too exciting to ignore. Especially, ever since the production of the 3-door Jimny began in India last year, the likelihood of Maruti Suzuki launching the Jimny in our market has grown significantly high. Suzuki is already exporting its little off-roader from India to various parts of the world which makes a strong case for it to be present in India as well. Being the largest car manufacturer in the country, there is no problem with localization and market knowledge. So, it might well be a matter of months before we see the compact off-roading SUV on our roads as well. However, there has been some news about the new turbo petrol engine it might get to be more powerful and less polluting. Let us see what the reports suggest this time around.
Suzuki Jimny- Expected Powertrains
The Suzuki Jimny will most likely be powered with the same 1.5-litre naturally aspirated engine, which makes 103hp and 138Nm. It is the same engine that powers the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ciaz and Ertiga. There will be a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic gearbox on offer and maybe the inclusion of drive modes to enhance terrain responses and traction control. However, we might actually see a 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine making a bit more power and torque. This will be a valuable addition to the powertrain of the Jimny and will take the fight to the Mahindra Thar, which has a powerful engine, to begin with.
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Suzuki Jimny- Expected Exteriors
There have been a few images online which represent the updated Jimny in the international markets. The front end will be an updated version of the Gypsy that we’ve known all our lives, with rounded headlamps with DLRs, vertically slatted grille, tall bonnet line, chunky wheel arches with protective cladding, high-profile off-roading ready alloys along short overhangs on both sides to maximize the approach, break-over and departure angles for better off-roading capabilities. The interiors will feature regular equipment like Digital Touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Digital Instrument Cluster, Steering-mounted Controls and a proper 4×4 drive system with a low ratio transfer case. Being built for an off-roading experience, there will be high ground clearance and great approach and departure angles.
Suzuki Jimny- Expected Interiors and Features
We had reported earlier that the feature list of the Jimny was leaked online which tells us about the specifications of the Jimny. However, there have not been many revelations about the interiors of the Jimny. From the international models currently on sale, we can tell that the interiors will be a bit rugged and tough making it clear that the miny SUV is intended for off-roading purposes. There will most likely be all the modern Connectivity Features including Digital Infotainment System with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto along with Digital Instrument Cluster and Steering Controls to name a few. The prices of the Suzuki Jimny might range between Rs. 10 lakh and Rs. 15 lakh, ex-showroom. The launch might take place next year and will rival the likes of Mahindra Thar.
Source: Autocar India