Although the Suzuki Jimny is more renowned for sharing a design with the G-Wagon and Wrangler, this modified version demonstrates how it may also resemble a Cherokee XJ.
The Suzuki Jimny is offered in several foreign markets. It’s one of those vehicles that is simple to modify. Due to its boxy appearance, the Jimny is a great vehicle for aftermarket body packages. The Jeep Cherokee XJ and the Jimny may appear quite similar, as this specific modification by the business Marvelous demonstrates. From 1983 and 2001, the Cherokee XJ, which had a design nearly comparable to the Jimny’s, was marketed.
Modifications To The Suzuki Jimny
The new front end has square headlights, prominent indicators, and a six-slot grille that closely resembles Jeep’s well-known seven-slot style. The front and rear bumpers are likewise new and unpainted plastic, and an optional pair of body-colored wide wing extensions that resemble those on the Wrangler is also included. On the other hand, the thin, broad fenders are a subtle addition.
The ground clearance is increased by 1.5 inches (38 mm) with the suspension raise kit’s narrow version and by 3 inches with the kit’s wide version (76 mm). For better off-road performance, it is paired with a brand-new set of custom alloy wheels fitted with more reliable Yokohama Mud/Terrain tyres.
Despite one of the models on exhibit at the Nagoya Auto Festival 2023 having quad exhaust pipes, the engine has not been altered. This means that the Jimny retains either its standard turbocharged 658cc three-cylinder engine, which in the entry-level model generates 63 hp (47 kW/64 PS), or its standard normally aspirated 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine, which in the JDM-spec Sierra delivers 101 horsepower (75 kW/102 PS).
Just the Zeta and Alpha trim versions of the Jimny are available, with the latter including extras like automatic headlights, the SmartPlay Pro+ infotainment system, and an Arkamys sound system. The Maruti Suzuki, however, has hill-hold assistance, six airbags, and other safety features.
Maruti’s Jimny is predicted to cost about Rs 12 lakh and go on sale in May 2023. Mahindra and Force are developing 5-door versions of the Thar and Gurkha, respectively, and they will appeal to the same market as the Jimny 5-door even though When they go on sale, they won’t have any direct competitors.