This Suzuki Jimny (New Maruti Gypsy) is a Merc G-Wagon Clone

by Mohit Bhardwaj | 26/03/2020
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A Japanese tuner - Aeroover - has modified the Suzuki Jimny to look like the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon

Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon is the arguably the most desirable form of SUV money can buy. With a proper 2-box silhouette, tailgate-mounted spare wheel, and ladder frame chassis, the original G-Class is a true-blue SUV by all means. For the same reasons, it is also loved by SUV enthusiasts all around the world. However, in terms of layout, Suzuki Jimny is the closest to the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon. The Jimny also gets a flat roof, tailgate-mounted spare wheels, and kind of a similar appearance as the G-Wagon.

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This Suzuki Jimny (New Maruti Gypsy) is a Merc G-Wagon Clone

The Jimny with the Aeroover kit looks identical to the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon.

Although someone in this world was just not satisfied with the car and thought of giving the little Jimny a makeover. The results of the makeover are appealing as the modified Jimny looks a lot like the bigger G-Wagon. This mod job has been performed by a Japanese tuner, Aeroover. The tuner designs kit for various cars sold across Japan, and now they have one for the Jimny as well. The kit replicates OEM levels of fit-finish and overall quality standards.

This Suzuki Jimny (New Maruti Gypsy) is a Merc G-Wagon Clone

On the rear, the Jimny gets a G-Class like spare wheel cover.

Talking of the changes that Jimny gets with the kit, it now features a new radiator grille, which is in line with the G-Wagon’s radiator grille. It also gets new bumpers at both the ends of the car. Also, the fenders are now 80mm wider than the stock units. On the side, Aeroover has fitted the car with new alloys wheels shod with low-profile tyres. It also features a side-mounted exhaust like the G-Wagon. On the rear, the spare wheel cover mimics the design of the G-Wagon as well.

A walkaround of Suzuki Jimny at the 2020 Auto Expo.

However, it's not known if there’s anything changed under the hood to produce more power and torque. That said, the Jimny gets a decently powerful 1.5L petrol engine in its stock form. The unit is good enough to whip out 101 BHP of peak power and 130 Nm of max. torque. The gearbox options on the Jimny are limited to a 5-speed manual gearbox and a 4-speed torque converter unit. It comes with 4X4 drivetrain with a low-range transfer case as standard. The Jimny was recently showcased in the country at the 2020 Auto Expo. It is expected to be launched in India by the end of this year. The Jimny will be sold by Maruti’s Nexa outlets in the country at an expected ex-showroom price of Rs. 12.00 lakhs.

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