Mahindra That and Force Gurkha enjoy dominance almost unchallenged by any other vehicle in their segment. Maruti is preparing to launch its own version of the segment with the Suzuki Jimny. The three-door version of Suzuki Jimny is available in global markets but India will get the five-door version. Just in time to rival the upcoming five-door versions of the Mahindra Thar and Force Gurkha
We get new images of the five-door Maruti Suzuki Jimny test mule. Although the photos were not taken in India, it is expected that this is the version that will be launched in India. The Maruti Suzuki Jimny three-door variant is already manufactured in India and exported to other markets. The company has confirmed that it will also bring the Suzuki Jimny to India.
In the photos, we can see the Maruti Suzuki Jimny camouflaged so as not to reveal too many details. However, we can see that the SUV has five doors and the boxy proportions are a dead giveaway that this is a Maruti Suzuki Jimny.
According to a report by Autocar India, the dimensions of the Maruti Suzuki Jimny have also been leaked. The report suggests that the Jimny will be 3850mm in length, making it shorter than Baleno and Brezza. With this length, the Jimny will be closer to Maruti Suzuki Swift in terms of length. However, the wheelbase is considerable at 2550mm. The five-door version is expected to get more trunk space compared to the three-door variant.
We also have a look at the interiors. The SUV’s steering wheel is round and resembles what we’ve seen in previous Maruti Suzuki cars. The dashboard is also completely black with no color inserts of any kind. The version spotted in the spy photos had an automatic transmission.
Maruti Suzuki is expected to reveal the five-door Jimny to the Indian public at Auto Expo 2023 and it may launch the vehicle in the coming months. The SUV launch in India is expected to feature the 1.5 liter naturally aspirated engine which is also used in the new Brezza 2022. However, Maruti might also launch a 1.2 liter engine option to benefit from the tax reduction on cars under 4 m.
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