Suzuki Jimny To Be Discontinued in UK in 2021 As India Awaits Its Launch

by Mohit Bhardwaj | 31/03/2020
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With upcoming emission norms in the Uk by the end of 2021, Suzuki will stop selling the Jimny in the UK. However, the car is expected to be launched in India by the year-end.

The current-generation of Suzuki Jimny was introduced in the United Kingdom in the year 2018. However, the car won’t remain on sale in the UK for a lot more time. Since the country would be coming up with new stricter emission compliance in the future, it will leave the carmaker with no option but to discontinue the car by 2021. Suzuki claimed that it will ensure the delivery of the car to those who have already placed an order. However, if the carmaker will accept new bookings or not is still a question.

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Suzuki Jimny To Be Discontinued in UK Next Year While India Awaits Its Local Launch

Suzuki Jimny Sierra features a boxy-silhoutte, which is similar to the layout of some true-blue off-roaders like the classic Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen

Maruti Suzuki showcased the Jimny Sierra at the recently concluded 2020 Auto Expo. The carmaker is planning to launch the car in India by the end of this year. Jimny will be a halo product from Maruti and will go on sale via the premium Nexa outlets. The carmaker has been tight-lipped about this decision though. Maruti will manufacture even the export-spec model at one of its production facilities. 

The Suzuki Jimny Sierra is sold internationally with a 1.5L K-series 4-cylinder naturally-aspirated petrol engine. The engine has a peak power output of 102 PS and 130 Nm of max. torque. It is offered with 2 engine options – 5-speed MT and 4-speed AT. It also gets a low-range transfer case to excel off the road. The Jimny will come with the same engine and transmission options in India. Talking of its dimensions, Jimny is fairly small. Underpinned by a ladder-frame platform, it boasts of a length of 3,550 mm, a width of 1,645 mm, and a height of 1,730 mm. To perform better off the road, it gets a ground clearance of 210 mm. Expected to be priced around Rs. 12.00 lakh (ex-showroom) in India, Jimny will compete with the likes of Mahindra Thar and Force Gurkha.

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