Maruti Jimny exterior design The Jimny has the classic off-roader stance, all within a compact footprint. Even though it isn’t as in...
Maruti Jimny exterior design
The Jimny has the classic off-roader stance, all within a compact footprint. Even though it isn’t as intimidating as a Mahindra Thar or Force Gurkha, its characterful cube-like design makes it stand out. The clamshell bonnet and streaks near the A-pillar establish a connection with the Gypsy while the 5-slot grille and round headlamps are classic Jimny details.
Maruti Jimny interior design
The design is cheerful, but the quality of plastics in many places isn’t. The driver's seat can’t be raised or lowered, but thanks to the dashboard, visibility outside is excellent. The cabin is narrow, but there’s just about enough space for two adults to sit without brushing their elbows. The rear space is adequate for two adults, but taller occupants will feel a bit cramped.
Maruti Jimny features and safety
Safety kit includes ESP, ABS with EBD, hill-hold assist, hill-descent control, six airbags, brake limited slip differential and ISOFIX child seat mounts. The top-spec Alpha variant gets auto LED headlamps with headlamp washers, keyless entry and go, a 9-inch touchscreen with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, cruise control, climate control, electric foldable outside mirrors and reversing camera.
Maruti Jimny engine, gearbox and performance
Powering the Jimny is the K15B petrol engine that makes 105hp and 134Nm of torque with an automatic engine stop-start feature. Transmission options are either a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic (torque converter) sending power to all four wheels via Suzuki’s AllGrip Pro hardware. Overtaking fast-moving traffic on the open road will need careful planning and full commitment.
Maruti Jimny comfort, ride and handling
The ride quality is good; it feels planted and isn’t nearly as bumpy as the Thar. On the whole, the suspension feels pretty comfortable. At highway speeds, body movements are well-contained, and while the roll is less than its rivals, the Jimny isn’t a car you’d want to hustle down a winding section of road. Stopping performance is good, and hard braking isn’t followed by excessive pitching or nose-drive like its heavier rivals.
Maruti Jimny price and verdict
With prices ranging from Rs 12.74 lakh - Rs 15.05 lakh (ex-showroom), the Jimny isn’t an ideal urban car, space isn’t generous, and it simply isn’t convincing. But as an out-and-out off-roader, the Jimny is a stellar proposition. The 4x4 hardware, its light kerb weight and its narrow track make it extremely capable. When it comes to fitness for purpose, the Jimny scores a perfect ten, and once you’ve experienced it in its natural habitat, it’s likely to blow your mind.