The most-anticipated offering from Maruti Suzuki has finally entered the Indian market, the Jimny, which has a starting ex-showroom price of Rs 12.74 lakh. Like its direct rival, the Mahindra Thar, the Jimny is also under the sub-four-metre category. Both cars have a length of 3985mm.
Apart from that, the Maruti Suzuki Jimny will most likely be among the best-selling Maruti Suzuki cars in the country, especially given its history of other vehicles. In addition, this look of the Jimny was already in the international markets since 2018. It is the fourth generation. That said, the company must have seen a change in demand and preference among the customers, as a result, they launched the Jimny here in the country.
Furthermore, the indigenous car manufacturer offers the Jimny in petrol only. That makes it unlike the Thar and the Force Gurkha. In addition, the four-wheel drive is standard across the variants.
So, if you are planning to buy a reliable off-roader, which probably boasts better mileage in the business, as it belongs to Maruti Suzuki, then the Maruti Suzuki Jimny should be the pick.
Let’s see what it has to offer.
The Maruti Suzuki Jimny is produced only in India and Japan. The made-in-India Jimny has been exported to some parts of the Middle East and African markets. Besides that, this vehicle’s platform also underpins the Vitara and the Gypsy. The robust off-roader, Gypsy is popular among the Indian armed forces.
However, the Jimny is powered by a 1.5-litre K15B (1462cc), four-cylinder, petrol engine, which is tuned to churn out 103.39 bhp at 6000 rpm and 134.2 Nm of peak torque at 4000 rpm. This engine can either be had with a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic transmission.
Considering the Jimny’s price, it is the cheapest four-wheel drive in the competition.
It stores fuel in its 40-litre fuel tank. As far as fuel efficiency is concerned, the Maruti Suzuki Jimny has an ARAI-certified mileage of 16.94 km/l. You can expect the real-world mileage to be 13 km/l atleast. That figure is for the manual version, whereas the automatic version has a certified mileage of 16.39 km/l.
Please note that the actual mileage of a vehicle can vary with the terrain, local traffic conditions and the individuals’ driving styles.
This vehicle is BS6 Phase 2 compliant.
Besides the engine output, the Maruti Suzuki Jimny’s suspension setup won’t let you lament the off-road capabilities. Since it’s a successor of the Gypsy, it should be safe to say that you can expect an improved suspension setup in the Jimny. That said, you can expect better driveability as well. Furthermore, this homegrown off-roader stands on a three-link axle type with coil suspension at the front and a three-link axle type with coil spring suspension at the rear. The Maruti Suzuki cars brand designs their vehicles keeping the conditions of Indian roads in mind. It should go through the bumps from potholes and undulations with ease. It shouldn’t let you complain about it.
To know the driveability of this Maruti Suzuki cars, check out the 2023 Jimny review on the autoX website.
Braking duties are taken care of by ventilated discs at the front and the drum brakes at the rear. Moreover, the Maruti Jimny can either be had with steel rims or with alloy wheels. It has a standard tyre profile of 195/80 R15. If you look at the pictures, the tyre profile might not impress you as it may look disproportionate to the body size.
Last but least, the Maruti Suzuki Jimny’s ground clearance is rated at 210mm.
The Maruti Suzuki Jimny has a long list of features. Please note that the offerings listed here belong to the top-most variant of the Jimny. If you step inside, you will get a standard fabric upholstery with rear seats as a bench. It has a seating capacity of five passengers. It also has front cup holders, an auto HVAC, a manually-operatable anti-glare IRVM, a keyless start /stop button, an adjustable steering wheel (tilt function only), and front and rear power windows.
Further, it has electrically operated ORVMs, front and rear seat pockets, halogen cabin lamps, etc.
As for user interaction, the Maruti Suzuki Jimny has a semi-digital instrument cluster, which comes with an adjustable cluster brightness. Near the cluster, you will find a leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel.
For exterior lighting, this vehicle can either be had with halogen or LED headlights. You will find halogen bulbs inside the taillight and indicator lights. The auto headlights-on feature is exclusive to the top variant(s) of the Jimny. Foglights are halogens, though. It also offers a headlight height adjuster.
On the entertainment front, the top variant of the Maruti Suzuki Jimny has a nine-inch touchscreen infotainment screen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay (all-wireless). It is worth mentioning that the lower variants have a seven-inch touchscreen unit- also with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay (all-wireless). Other notable features include a GPS navigation system, auxiliary/USB ports, and Bluetooth compatibility.
As for safety, this vehicle boasts six airbags (standard across the variants), a tyre pressure monitoring system, child-seat anchorages, ABS with EBD, ESP, brake assist, limited slip differential, hill hold control, and hill descent control.
As mentioned before, the top variant of this car has a lot to offer.
Prices and Variants
The domestic car manufacturer offers the Jimny in two trims: Zeta and Alpha. They make a total of six variants. As for the Maruti Suzuki Jimny’s price, it starts at Rs 12.74 lakh for the base variant, the Zeta Petrol MT, and goes up to Rs 15.05 lakh for the top variant, the Alpha DT AT.
All are ex-showroom prices in Delhi, as of June 2023. Please note that these prices are subject to change without any prior notice to the customer. You can, however, visit the autoX website to access the latest location-based price list for your dream vehicle. For more, visit our website or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube. So, stay tuned!