Maruti Suzuki Jimny India launch by early June

    Maruti has garnered over 24,500 bookings for the Jimny so far; Bluish Black, Kinetic Yellow and Pearl Arctic White are most popular colour choices.

    Published On May 10, 2023 08:00:00 AM

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    Maruti Suzuki will announce prices for the all-new Jimny in India by the first week of June 2023. The brand globally debuted the 5-door SUV at Auto Expo 2023 in January. Bookings have been open since and, as reported previously, Maruti Suzuki has been showcasing the Jimny across Nexa showrooms.

    1. Jimny bookings underway for Rs 25,000
    2. Waiting period for automatic variants extend up to 8 months
    3. Gets a sole 105hp, 1.5 petrol engine

    Maruti Suzuki Jimny waiting period, production details

    While the launch was originally slated for May end, our dealer sources tell us it has now been pushed to the first week of June. They also confirmed that the Jimny has garnered over 24,500 bookings so far; the waiting period for the manual variants will stretch up to six months upon launch, while the automatic variants have a waiting period of up to eight months. Bluish Black, Kinetic Yellow and Pearl Arctic White have been the most popular colour choices on the Jimny so far.

    The Jimny will be manufactured at Maruti Suzuki’s Gurugram plant for both domestic and export markets. We previously reported that the brand aims to produce around one lakh units of the SUV per year; around 7,000 units of which will be earmarked for the domestic market each month, with the rest being allocated for exports. Our sources have also told us that the top-spec Alpha trim of the Jimny will witness priority in the production sequence, courtesy of high demand.

    Maruti Suzuki Jimny engine, gearbox, off-road gear

    Powering the Jimny is a sole 1.5-litre, naturally aspirated K15B petrol engine that puts out 105hp and 134Nm of torque. This unit is available with a choice of a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed torque convertor automatic transmission. The SUV, which is underpinned by a ladder-frame chassis, also comes equipped with Suzuki’s AllGrip Pro 4WD system that consists of a manual transfer case and a low-range gearbox with ‘2WD-high’, ‘4WD-high’ and ‘4WD-low’ modes.

    Maruti Suzuki Jimny variants, features

    The Jimny is available in two trims – Zeta and Alpha, with the latter getting features like auto LED headlamps, a 9-inch touchscreen, SmartPlay Pro+ infotainment system, Cruise control and Arkamys sound system. It also gets safety features like six airbags, ESP with hill-hold assist, hill-descent control, rear-view camera and ABS with EBD.

    Maruti Suzuki Jimny expected price, rivals

    With prices expected to range between Rs 10 lakh-12 lakh (ex-showroom), the Jimny will have no direct rivals at launch. However, for its price, positioning and off-road ability, it will compete against the likes of Mahindra Thar and Force Gurkha

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