Seeing the Mahindra Thar’s ongoing sales and its long waiting list in India, Suzuki must be working on their Jimny project with all its might. These days, Jimny’s test mules are being spotted every now and then in the country. And the recent specs leak of the off-roader indicates that the launch is almost over us.
Courtesy of Creative 311, here’s what we know about the upcoming SUVs –
• 3-door Jimny Dimensions and Weight:
As per the leaked data, the 3-door off-roader will be 3,550mm long, 1,645mm wide, with a height of 1,730mm. It will have a wheelbase of 2,250mm with an overall kerb weight of 1090kg. The minimum ground clearance stands at 210mm.
• 3-door Jimny Engine and Transmission:
The vehicle is suggested to be powered by a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder 1460cc KB15B petrol engine that will generate a max power of 101bhp at 6,000rpm and 130Nm of torque at 4,000rpm. It will be paired with transmission options of a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic.
• 5-door Jimny Dimensions and Weight:
Compared to its 3-door variant, the 5-door Jimny has grown by 300 mm and has a total length of 3,850 mm. It shares the same respective width and height of 1,645 mm and 1,730 mm as its 3-door twin. The wheelbase length has been stretched by 300 mm, making it 2,550 mm long. The SUV will weigh a quintal heavier than its junior but the ground clearance will still stand at 210mm. It will ride on 15-inch wheels with 195/80 tyres.
• 5-door Jimny Engine and Transmission:
As per the leaked document, the off-roader is going to source power from the same 1.5-litre, four-cylinder K15B petrol engine that will be present on the 3-door variant churning the same power (101bhp) and torque (130 Nm) figures. Even for the transmission duties, the SUV is going to use the same five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic option.
Also, the document mentions that Jimnys’ fuel economy is going to stand at 13.6 km/litre. Also worth noting that there is no mention of the AWD or 4×4 option on the list. The Jimny twins will be available in 10 colour option as per the leaked data.
Both the SUVs are expected to come under the four-metre bracket in India to avail the tax benefits. Maruti Suzuki is planning to launch a wide range of new SUVs including the new Vitara Brezza and the Jimny off-roader. The company has already started exporting the locally made Jimny to the global markets. While the global model is a 3-door mini off-roader, MSIL is expected to introduce the long-wheelbase Jimny 5-door too in the Indian market.