The Thar revived the country’s lifestyle SUV market. It has monopolised this market since its inception in 2020, seeing little to no competition. Now that the Jimny 5-door has just been launched, the Thar will finally have a strong competitor. So what is a potential buyer supposed to do? Await the Jimny or purchase the Thar? Let’s speak about Thar vs. Jimny in this article.
Jimny vs. Thar: Specs
Thar now has three engine choices thanks to the new diesel engine. The first is the 2.0-liter gasoline engine, which can provide 150 horsepower, 300 nm (MT), and 320 nm (AT) of torque. The two diesel engines have a 1.5-liter capacity for 118 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque and a 2.2-liter capacity for 130 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque. The sole available transmission for the 1.5-liter diesel is a manual gearbox. While both manual and automated gearboxes are available for the other two engines.
In contrast, there are just petrol engine options for the Jimny. Its engine is a 1.5-liter K15B unit with a power output of 101 horsepower and 134 pound-feet of torque. There are two gearbox options: a 4-speed automatic and a 5-speed manual. Without a question, the Jimny
First, let’s speak about the Thar’s measurements: it is 3985mm long, 1855mm wide, and 1896mm tall. It features a 2450mm wheelbase and a 226mm unloaded ground clearance. Jimny’s dimensions are 3985mm long, 1645mm wide, and 1720mm high. The Jimny has a 2590mm wheelbase and a 200mm ground clearance. Hence, the Jimny 5-door is obviously shorter and narrower than the Thar. Yet, the Jimny has a larger wheelbase and more interior space.
To compete with the Jimny, Mahindra recently introduced a new RWD version of the Thar. The Thar’s price range with this variant is between Rs 12.12 lakh and Rs 19.78 lakh (on-road, Mumbai). Starting at Rs. 12.12 lakh for the RWD model and Rs. 16.28 lakh for the 44 model (on-road, Mumbai).
Jimny 5-door reservations are the only ones that Maruti has now opened. The reservation fee is fixed at Rs. 25,000. We anticipate Maruti will announce the pricing in the middle of 2023, and it may have a starting price under Rs. 10 lakh.
The Thar has amenities including a 7-inch infotainment system, multi-function steering wheel, automatic air conditioning, tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS), front fog lamps, 18-inch alloy wheels, linked car technology, and brake locking differential. Maruti has equipped the Jimny with more amenities, in contrast. It is equipped with amenities such as a 9-inch touchscreen system, an ARKAMYs sound system, basic Suzuki connect, auto headlights, cruise control, and all power windows.
Jimny vs. Thar: Finale
So, should a potential buyer hold off? Answering the question is challenging. Although though the Thar and Jimny are both off-road vehicles, they sort of appeal to distinct customers. The Jimny cannot match the macho off-roader image that the Thar has established. Because to its agility, the Jimny excels in its off-roading capabilities. You can wait for the Jimny if you aren’t sure whether to buy the Thar or not. Yet the Thar is a great choice if you want the large SUV experience. These vehicles will satisfy your need for off-roading.