The Maruti Suzuki Jimny was introduced at the 2020 Auto Expo in India and has conquered many admirers. The international market already has a three-door variant, and in contrast, a five-door variant is about to launch exclusively in India. This beast is famous for its retro looks and for showcasing an aggressive performance in the international market. The Maruti Suzuki Jimny is now in its 4th generation. It was first introduced in the year 1970. This mighty beast gets aggressive because of its 1.5-liter petrol mill, accompanied by a five-speed manual gearbox. This automobile delivers a Mileage ranging between 15 km to 20 km according to the driving circumstances. Let’s have a quick go through with the Maruti Suzuki Jimny and know everything we know so far about this Mahindra Thar rival.
The cabin in the 4th generation Maruti Suzuki Jimny has been created sensibly and has a straightforward design. Minimum colors are utilized to give this car a classy essence. The dashboard is well equipped with a touchscreen infotainment system. This machine has Central air vents with automatic climate control technology. Seats installed in this car can be folded and create ample space for luggage.
The design visualized in the Suzuki Jimny is sophisticated and very stylish. The headlights offered with washers give a license to run in dirt, mud, and snow. The iconic round headlights make this piece a head-turner. The black angled bumpers increase the wheel clearance. The rails on the top of the car prevent the dripping of water. The indicators and the round headlamps are inherited from the 1st generation Maruti Suzuki Jimny.
In contrast, the horizontal slit design is borrowed from the 2nd generation. The front grilles with vertical gaps and the clamshell bonnet, rear lamps at rear bumpers are from 1st and 2nd generations. The 4th generation Jimny stands 3300mm tall, which is taller than the old generations.
- Driving Experience
For serious off-roading, this beast is accompanied by a strong foundation of rigid ladder frame inherited from the 1st generation. The front and the back end have three links rigid axle suspension that ensures unyielding grip on any surface. This beast has a fantastic technology wherein if any obstacle sticks one wheel. The machine pushes the other wheel down to increase the tire grip and contact. The 1.5L diesel engine throws a power of 101 bhp, the highest authority, and 130 nm, the maximum torque. This machine delivers high fuel efficiency. The satisfaction is that this car contains AllGrip Pro, which eases your adventure by converting gears and driving modes from one form to another. There are multiple driving modes which include 4L with a 4WD low equipment, 2H with 2WD high gear, and 4H with 4WD high gear. During rough roads, you can apply the 4L option. While driving down an inclined slope, the Hill Descent Control automatically applies brakes with a touch of a single button to maintain a fixed speed on the inclined surface. While having fun on a slippery surface, the LSD Traction control technology delivers an automatic brake to the wheels and distributes torque to the other two wheels.
The protections offered in the Maruti Suzuki Jimny, one can drive freely with no stress and with peace. There are two sensors located in this vehicle: a laser sensor and a monocular camera. If the risk of a crash is lesser than the driver’s notification of alert, automatic visual and audio effects are displayed. If the risk of collision is higher, the brake assist increases the braking force, and automatic solid braking is applied if the crash is highest. The company’s other protective measures are lane departure warnings and traffic sign recognition.
The price expected for the small 4×4 Maruti Suzuki Jimny new generation will initiate from INR. 10 lakhs. The predicted ex-showroom cost might range from INR. 8 lakhs to 10 lakhs. The Maruti Suzuki Jimny is expected to launch in April 2022.