Have you been more severely affected than others by the Vehicle bug? Are you dissatisfied with fictitious SUVs like the Hyundai Creta and the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza because you believe an SUV is nothing more than a vehicle if it lacks 4WD? Also, you want your Vehicle to handle the rush-hour traffic in the city as well as off-roading. So, the Jimny and the Renegade are two vehicles that Suzuki and Jeep each have for you. And both of these cars have lately undergone significant modifications.
In July 2018, Suzuki introduced the new-generation Jimny. It now has a brand-new petrol engine, a significantly updated appearance, and features seen in the majority of contemporary premium hatchbacks. In June 2018, Jeep unveiled the Renegade makeover one month earlier. Although only minor visual changes have been made, the new variety of petrol engines and contemporary amenities make the package more appealing than before. The Jimny can only be purchased with 4WD, although the Renegade may also be bought with 2WD.
Starting with specs comparisons, let’s move on to features afterwards.
Note: Due to Jeep’s failure to completely display the Renegade facelift, we are utilising the pre-facelift Renegade’s proportions. We don’t anticipate a significant change in the dimensions.
One thing is abundantly evident from the specifications: The Jimny can travel farther off-road than the Renegade. Even the Kwid is 199mm longer than the Jimny, yet it is still quite small. As a result, the Jimny only has room for four people and has a small cabin. Although the Renegade is nearly as big as the Hyundai Creta and should be a better car for 4 or 5 passengers, it is reasonable to argue that the Jimny’s capabilities confine it to the city (for personal usage) and jungle only.
Transmission & Engine
While the Renegade has a variety of powertrain options, the Jimny only comes with a petrol engine. The Renegade can only have 4WD with the 2.0-liter diesel and 180PS version of the 1.3-liter petrol engine, whereas the former comes with it as standard. Both vehicles are offered with automatic transmissions, so customers who commute mostly within cities may take use of this convenience.
The Jimny & Renegade haven’t been fully unveiled by Suzuki or Jeep for any particular market, but the automakers have shared some information about the features list.
Suzuki Jimny (Japan-spec) Comes With:
- When a collision is detected, the dual sensor brake assistance instantly applies the brakes.
- To keep you driving straight, weaving alert and lane departure warning are provided.
- Infotainment system with a touchscreen (7-inch)
- Headlights with washers for LEDs
- Hill maintain command
- Hill descent management
- High beam support
- Recognising traffic signs
The 2019 Jeep Renegade Includes:
- LED taillights and headlights
- Infotainment system with a touchscreen (up to 8.4-inch)
- Hill descent management
- Reducing electronic rollover
- Brakes are used when Forward Collision Warning-Plus identifies a collision risk.
- Lane sense departure warning-Plus to maintain straight-ahead driving
- Recognising traffic signs
- Autonomous cruise control
- Blind area detection
- Detection of rear cross traffic
Both people take the term “SUV” seriously: The Jimny and Renegade share the trait of being more authentic SUVs than the majority of urban subcompact and small SUVs in India. The Jimny seems to be constructed expressly for playing in the mud and rocks, whilst the Renegade can handle some off-road excitement (low ratio available on Trailhawk model only). The Renegade is an urban SUV with off-road characteristics, whereas the Jimny is an off-road vehicle with a comfort-oriented design.
Little use of Jimny. Renegade is an excellent first car: The Jimny can be a highly useful city car and a decent off-road vehicle, a rare combination, thanks to its modest size and the choice of an automatic transmission. Therefore, it cannot be regarded as the main family automobile and can only be used as a personal vehicle at best. On the other hand, The Renegade is more comprehensive in that regard. It offers five seats, increased baggage capacity, and a selection of powertrains.
Jimny is a specific product. Rebellious and mainstream It’s quite improbable that the Jimny and Renegade will face off in India. The Jimny will target a niche market, while the Renegade should be more expensive but still competitive with its rivals.
Maruti Suzuki is credited for having the best understanding of the Indian car industry. The Gypsy, Jimmy’s predecessor, has been successfully maintained by the manufacturer as relevant for the Indian market for a very long period. Because of its somewhat unrefined nature, the Gypsy isn’t drawing many private purchasers these days. Yet, the Jimny shows promise. It has several cool features and is extremely contemporary. As it has a 1.5-liter petrol engine, Maruti, which is the best at localising automobiles, won’t be able to market it as a “little” car in this scenario. I expect prices to surge over Rs 7-8 lakh.
On the other hand, the Renegade will compete against vehicles like the Hyundai Creta and Renault Duster. It will feature the “Jeep” label on its side, but the competition will only grow more intense with a number of upcoming debuts from Kia (an SUV based on the SP Concept that may be called the Tusker), Tata (the H5X that may be dubbed the Harrier), and MG Motor (could be RX5).
Despite the fact that none of the automakers have really given either of these SUVs the go-ahead, we anticipate them to be released on the market in 2019. Are any of these SUVs on your wish list? In the space provided below, kindly share your opinions.