The Jimny’s India launch has been confirmed by Maruti

At a recent dealer's press conference, Maruti confirmed the launch of the 5-door Jimny's India launch sometime next year.

About 2 months ago, we saw Maruti teasing a Jimny launch via their social media. Today, we have confirmation that the car will be making it’s India debut sometime next year. The version launching will be the 5-door as opposed to the 3-door, which was also spotted testing a few months back.

The car will be 3850mm long, which is a 300mm increase over the 3-door, 1645mm wide and 1730mm tall all on a 2550mm wheelbase. Despite being under 4m in length, the car will be exempt from the excise category offered by the govt’ thanks to it’s 1.5L engine.

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The 1.5L power unit has a power output of 100HP/130NM, and has a 12V SHVS mild-hybrid system available on offer as well. As for transmission, there will be an option between a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed torque converter on offer. The Jimny will also become the only car in this price range with a proper 4X4 system in place. On the inside, we can expect the usual touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple Carplay capabilities, along with a few more touch-ups.

Competition for the Jimny will come in the form of the Thar and Gurkha, and considering the specs of the car, it will likely be aimed at a very specific audience instead of the wider public. No details on pricing and such have been revealed, so let’s wait for more details by Maruti about the same!


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