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India’s first supercharged Maruti Suzuki Jimny makes a LOT more power than a Mahindra Thar [Video]

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When Maruti Suzuki launched their lifestyle off-roader Jimny in India, a lot of people complained that it felt underpowered. So a lot of people who own this car were waiting for aftermarket supercharger and turbocharger kits to enhance the car’s power. Now finally, after months of waiting, a video has been shared on the internet which shows India’s first supercharged Maruti Suzuki Jimny. This particular car now makes around 170 bhp and, apart from the supercharger kit, it also gets a number of other modifications. The Mahindra Thar, in comparison, makes 130 Bhp in diesel trim, and 150 Bhp in petrol trim.

Maruti Suzuki Jimny with supercharger

The video of India’s first supercharged Maruti Suzuki Jimny has been shared on YouTube by Prjimon Pradeep on their channel. The presenter first shows this particular Jimny from the outside and then introduces the owner of the car, and they both go for a quick drive. He then asks the owner about the modifications done on this car in brief, and she lists all of the modifications done, including the supercharger. Following this, she then goes into detail of all the modifications done on the car and shows each of them.

India’s first supercharged Maruti Suzuki Jimny makes a LOT more power than a Mahindra Thar [Video]

Following their drive, the presenter first asks the owner of the car how it drives on and off-road. To this, she mentions that it drives better stock on the newly added Ironman 40mm lifted suspension. However, she adds that it is a bit soft and it tosses around the passengers on bumpy Indian roads. Next up, she talks about the practicality of the car and states that it is very practical. She adds that even with the lifted suspension, it is not too big and not too small and can be easily maneuvered inside the city.

India’s first supercharged Maruti Suzuki Jimny makes a LOT more power than a Mahindra Thar [Video]

Coming to the other modifications done on the car, she mentions that it has been given bigger Maxxis MT tyres which measure 235 by 75 and have been wrapped around 15-inch white Evo Corse Dakar spec alloy wheels. The owner also mentions that the car has also been given a metal front bumper with two LED pod lights, a new grille, and a winch. Additionally, the car also gets an Ironman snorkel which adds to the water wading capabilities of this Jimny.

Jimny supercharger kit

India’s first supercharged Maruti Suzuki Jimny makes a LOT more power than a Mahindra Thar [Video]

Coming to the main highlight of this particular Jimny, it is the supercharger which has been created by the Australian manufacturer Rotrex and has been powered by Bullet. She mentions that with this forced induction kit, the car now makes 170 bhp of power. In the stock format, the Jimny comes equipped with a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated K15B petrol engine which makes a total of 105 bhp and 134 Nm of torque. She also mentions that the car has been given four-piece diff breathers and it also gets a custom free-flow exhaust which adds to the power and exhaust sound of the SUV.

Costs of modifications

India’s first supercharged Maruti Suzuki Jimny makes a LOT more power than a Mahindra Thar [Video]

The presenter then asks the owner of the car about the costs of these modifications. To this, she replies that the tyres cost around Rs 8,000-15,000 depending upon the size customers choose. Next up, she mentions that the metal front bumper costs Rs 49,000, the 40mm Ironman suspension costs Rs 1.30 lakh, and roof rack for Rs 49,500. Although she does not mention it in the video, the Rotrex Supercharger for Jimny costs around Rs 5 lakh.