Suzuki Jimny is all set to make its way to the Indian market by the beginning of next year. However, let's find out if it's worth waiting for with the help of this review.
Suzuki’s Indian subsidiary, Maruti Suzuki, displayed the 4th gen Jimny at the 2020 Auto Expo. The whole idea behind this act was to understand the perspective of the Indian audience. As expected, the masses were excited about watching the Jimny at the auto show. And, given the hihgly positive reaction that Maruti received, the car will be coming to Indian soon, probably by the first quarter of 2021. However, if you wonder if you should start saving to buy the upcoming model, you should be better done watching some reviews from the markets where Jimny is already on sale. Here’s one of the most exciting reviews of the Jimny we have come across. The video is from Cartell.tv, and they are based out of Australia.
Australia is a UV-hungry market. Thus, there’s no denying the fact that the Australian market is not an easy battleground for the Jimny. Coming back to the video, the host starts by revealing her definition of the best car. According to her, a car has to be spacious, affordable, good looking, and practical. She claims that Jimny is, however, compact and does not fulfil her expectations in terms of space. Although, she does like the way it looks. She adds that Jimny is reminiscent of the G-Wagen from certain angles but costs 1/20 times of what a G-Wagen is priced at.
Talking about the interior of the car, she finds it practical enough to use it as an everyday car. Since Jimny offers a high seating setup; the visibility is quite good, which helps while going off the road and in tight parking spaces. Also, the presenter claims that the rear bench on the Jimny does look uncomfortable, but can easily accommodate adults for short journeys.
Maruti will launch an extended wheelbase version of the Jimny in India.
The Jimny is powered by a 1.5L 4-cylinder naturally-aspirated petrol engine. It is offered with 2 gearbox options – 4-speed AT and 5-speed MT. The car in the video is fitted with the former of the two. According to the presenter, the auto box is smooth and is a boon in the city. On the other hand, the offroad biased chassis and suspension setup of the Jimny help it traverse the beaten path with ease, she adds.