The 2021 India-spec Suzuki Jimny is expected to get retailed under 'Gypsy' nameplate. The all-new Maruti SUV will rival the upcoming new-gen Mahindra Thar and could have a mini-Hummer look
India’s biggest car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki showcased the 3-door Suzuki Jimny Sierra at the Auto Expo 2020. It's being said that they will launch the 5-door version of the SUV exclusively for the Indian customers by the end of this year. Here, we have digitally designed images of the 5-door Jimny to give you an idea of how the next generation Maruti Gypy could look like.
2021 Suzuki Gypsy will be retailed via Nexa dealership network
The MK4 Suzuki Jimny for India will be an extended 5-door version of the SUV that is sold abroad. As can be seen in the image we have above, the SUV might end up looking like a mini-me Hummer H3, which will definitely attract the India buyers. Moreover, Suzuki will try the extended wheelbase car to measure not more than 4,000 mm in length, so as to attract the least possible GST for ICE vehicles.
In terms of looks, the extended 5-door model will be quite similar to that of the 3-door trim. We expect Maruti to use Gypsy name badge to maintain its established status in the country. Internationally, the 3-door version of the SUV is only offered with the 4WD system, while one can expect the India-spec model to be retailed also with a 2WD system. As compared to the 4WD trim, the 2WD variant will be more affordable and fuel-efficient. It may be noted here that factors like fuel economy and affordable pricing tend to attract a lot of Indian buyers.
The India-spec Maruti Gypsy will feature a 1.5-litre petrol engine. The same power plant does duties in Maruti Ciaz, Ertiga, XL6 and upcoming S-Cross
Mechanically, the 2021 Maruti Gypsy aka 5-dr Suzuki Jimny will be powered by a K15B 1.5-litre naturally aspirated four-pot gasoline engine. The engine is tuned to offer 102 PS of power at 6,000 rpm and 130 Nm of peak torque at 4,000 rpm for the international-spec Jimny Sierra. The engine comes coupled to a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. The carmaker could launch the 2021 Maruti Gypsy in November this year and retail it through company’s premium Nexa dealership network. Once launched, the all-new Maruti SUV will compete with the likes of new-gen Mahindra Thar. One can expect the 5-door Jimny to be priced at Rs 10 lakh (ex-showroom).