Confirmed! Powerful 5 door Maruti Jimny SUV to be launched in India, will hit Mahindra’s Thar
maruti suzuki jimny: The much awaited off-road SUV Maruti Jimny is about to launch in India. The company had showcased the 3-door Jimny at Auto Expo 2020, but in India the company will launch the Jimny in a 5-door version.
The much awaited off-road SUV Maruti Jimny will be launched in India
The company will launch Jimny in a 5-door version
Mahindra’s powerful Thar SUV will be hit
Rumors have been circulating for the past several months that Maruti will launch its flagship Maruti Jimny to compete with Mahindra’s powerful off-roading SUV Thar. Now Maruti has ‘confirmed’ that it will launch Jimny itself. According to Autocar India, the company unveiled its launch plan at a recent dealer conference. The company had a 3 door Jimny showcase at Auto Expo 2020. But the company is going to bring Jimny in 5-door version in India. The company has not yet announced the exact launch date, but there is talk that the powerful off-roading SUV will be launched early next year. After launch, Maruti’s new SUV will compete with Mahindra Thar and Force Gurkha.
Maruti Suzuki Jimny
Compared to the 3-door version, the 5-door Jimny SUV will be 300mm longer and have a 300mm longer wheelbase. Jimny’s wheelbase will be 50mm longer than the Vitara Brezza. The SUV will have a length of 3850 mm, a width of 1645 mm, a height of 1730 mm and a wheelbase of 2550 mm. So, the ground clearance will be 210 mm and the curb weight will be 1190 kg.
The upcoming Maruti Jimny SUV is expected to have a 1.5-liter K15B petrol engine. This engine will come with 12V SHVS mild hybrid technology. The same engine is also offered in Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ertiga and Ciaz. This engine generates 102bhp and 138Nm of peak torque. The engine will be mated to a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed torque converter automatically.
Maruti Suzuki Jimny Features
Coming to India, Maruti Jimny includes LED DRLM, LED ORVM, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Connectivity, Adjustable Driver Seat, Hill Hold Assist, CR. In addition to Jimny, the company is also planning to launch Maruti XL6 Facelift and new generation Maruti Brezza.