Maruti Suzuki Jimny: India-bound replacement of Gypsy rendered

Only a few days back, the all-new Jimny was spotted testing. Later, the uncamouflaged pictures of the SUV were leaked too. The all-new Jimny is expected to make a global debut next month at the Tokyo Motor Show.

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The car has been rendered by IAB following the leaked images. The render gives a good indication of what the production version of the 2018 Jimny will look like. The all-new Jimny gets a very boxy, straight up design. Suzuki has given it a modern look, but overall the Jimny follows a retro design, giving it the best of both the worlds.

The 2018 Jimny gets round headlamps up front with out of the housing turn indicators. The headlamps are fixed within the 5-slat grille, which gives it a unique look. The Jimny gets black plastic cladding on the wheel arches, giving it a rugged look. The spare wheel is held by the tail gate while the rear bumper also houses the tail lamps.

The next-generation Jimny will retain the ladder-on-frame chassis. Earlier, it was speculated that the vehicle might get the same underpinnings of the Baleno. The SUV will also get the highly acclaimed Suzuki AllGrip system, which is a 4X4 system. There will be a choice of automatic and manual transmission, but details about the India-spec version is not clear yet.

On the inside, the next-generation Jimny gets a similar dashboard to the Ignis. It gets a touch-screen central console and round HVAC vents similar to the Ignis.

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The Jimny may get powered by the 1.0-litre Boosterjet engine that is available with the Baleno RS in India. The power may get re-tuned for the Jimny. India may also get a long-wheel version, but nothing has been confirmed as of now. Maruti may unveil the Jimny in India during the 2018 Auto Expo.

As per a few reports, the new Jimny will also be produced in the Sanand plant of Maruti and will be exported to various international markets from India. The car will replace the aging Gypsy in the Indian market.

Render: IAB