The Suzuki Jimny is an iconic compact SUV that has been in production for almost 40 years. Originally introduced in 1970, the Jimny has become a beloved model for off-road enthusiasts and city drivers alike. It was first launched as the Suzuki LJ10 in Japan and was later renamed the Jimny. In India, it was known as the Maruti Suzuki Gypsy and was a popular choice for the Indian military.
The fourth-generation Jimny has been eagerly anticipated by car enthusiasts and industry insiders alike. The new model stays true to its roots and features a ladder frame chassis and a 4×4 system. These elements give the vehicle the durability and off-road capability that Jimny fans have come to expect.
The Jimny’s compact size is one of its main selling points. It is shorter than most SUVs on the market and is therefore easier to park and maneuver in tight spaces. In India, the Jimny will benefit from subsidies given to vehicles that are under 4 meters in length. As all other sub-4-meter SUVs in India are front-wheel drive, the Jimny’s 4×4 system may make it the most affordable 4×4 SUV available for purchase in the country.
The new-generation Jimny has a modern and stylish design, both inside and out. The interior is well-appointed and includes all the necessary amenities for a comfortable and convenient driving experience. The quality and features of the new-generation model are superior to its predecessors.
While there is no official word on the engine that will be equipped in the new Jimny, it is expected to feature the same 1.5-liter four-cylinder naturally-aspirated engine that powers other popular Maruti Suzuki models like the Ciaz, Ertiga, and Vitara Brezza. The engine is expected to be paired with a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed torque converter automatic transmission.
Maruti Suzuki is currently assessing the Jimny for a debut in India. A five-door variant of the vehicle is also planned, while the three-door version is anticipated to be available for sale later this year. The Jimny will compete with the Mahindra Thar, another popular off-road SUV, upon its debut in India.
Overall, the new-generation Suzuki Jimny is expected to be a hit among car enthusiasts and off-road enthusiasts alike. With its compact size, off-road capabilities, and modern design, the Jimny is poised to make a big splash in the Indian SUV market.