Look at the off-roading comparison between the entry-level off-roader from Suzuki and the high-end luxury off-roader from Mercedes-Benz.
There is no doubting that the Suzuki Jimny is a reasonably decent car at its pricing point, even if it costs a fraction of what the Mercedes-Benz G-Class costs in international markets.
The Mercedes-Benz G-Class, on the other hand, enables you to feel as comfortable as possible whether you’re travelling on highways or even in areas without any roads at all. You can buy nearly 10 Suzuki Jimnys for the price of a Mercedes-Benz AMG G 63, which has a base price of £143,370 in the UK, for a starting price of £15,499 (Rs 14.33 lakh) (Rs 1.33 crore approx.).
The general boxy and tough look of both vehicles, as well as the four-wheel-drive system, are things they share in common. In terms of speed and refinement, the G-Class easily prevails; nevertheless, the Jimny is undoubtedly a strong challenger when it comes to off-roading. Here is a video contrasting the two automobiles:
The 1.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine in the Suzuki Jimny seen in the aforementioned video produces a maximum of 101 horsepower and 130 Nm of torque. The Jimny comes with a low-range gearbox and a 5-speed manual transmission as standard equipment for off-roading adventures.
The G-Wagon, on the other hand, has a bi-turbo 4.0-liter V8 AMG petrol engine that produces 577 horsepower and 850 Nm of peak torque! Three electronic differential locks and a 9-speed automatic transmission are also included with the G-Wagon.
The G-Class weighs between 2,453 and 2,560 kg, which is twice as much as the Suzuki Jimny, which only weighs 1200 kg. The video demonstrates, however, that the Jimny is, for what it’s worth, a rather good vehicle.
The entry-level G Class model from Mercedes-Benz, the G 350D class, was recently released in India at a starting price of Rs 1.5 crore. Nevertheless, Suzuki has not officially confirmed the debut of the Jimny in India. Suzuki might, however, rebrand the Jimny as the Gypsy for the Indian market and debut it at the 2020 Motor Show the following year.