It is confirmed that Suzuki Jimny is under consideration for launch in the Indian market, as Maruti has already started with the production of Jimny in India for export markets.
The rumour around Suzuki Jimny being considered for launch in India has been circulating around forever. Recently, it is finally confirmed by Maruti Suzuki that the company is considering the off-roader for the Indian market. According to Shashank Shrivastava, Executive Director, Marketing and Sales, Maruti Suzuki, Maruti is examining different aspects of marketing for the Jimny.
As for now, Maruti Suzuki has been manufacturing the Jimny for exporting to the Middle East, Latin America and African markets. In the meanwhile, it is reported that Maruti Suzuki might launch the Jimny in the five-door configuration. If it is to be launched in India, the off-roader SUV will be sold via Nexa premium outlets.
No detail regarding the India-spec Maruti Jimny is revealed yet. However, in all likelihood, Maruti Jimny is expected to come with a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder naturally-aspirated petrol engine which is currently powering the Maruti Vitara Brezza and the S Cross. Under its current form, the engine is powerful enough to put out a top power of 103 Bhp and a maximum torque of 138 Nm. It is expected that the Jimny will come with the option of a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed torque convertor automatic gearbox. The 4WD system along with a lower range transfer case might be offered as standard across the range.
Maruti Jimny is being considered for the Indian market
In the international market, the Suzuki Jimny comes in the form of a three-door model. When entering the Indian market, the Jimny will be available with a five-door configuration. The five-door version is expected to feature a longer wheelbase. While the three-door Jimny measures 3550 mm in length, the India-spec Jimny is likely to measure around 3.9 meters. The wheelbase is expected to expand to 2,500 mm. On the inside, it will come with front-facing second-row seats. That being said, the 5-door Maruti Jimny is likely to continue with the same underpinnings with a ladder-frame chassis as the 3-door version.
It remains to be seen which features will be included in the upcoming Maruti Jimny. It is likely to get a touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple Carplay, automatic AC unit, engine start-stop button, keyless entry and more. However, these are all still speculations.