Maruti Ciaz Facelift & all-new Jimny to share the same heart: Details

The all-new Suzuki Jimny will make its global debut soon. A series of leaked images of the upcoming Jimny has been doing the rounds for some time. Now a brochure of the product containing details of the engine and transmission has been leaked.

There have been quite a few speculations about the engine of the upcoming SUV. The brochure now confirms that the new Jimny Sierra, which is the rugged version of the Jimny, will be powered by the all-new K15B engine. Interestingly, this is the same engine that will debut in the Indian market soon with the upcoming Ciaz. The all-new engine is extensively being tested in India with the Ciaz, and will feature in the upcoming Jimny too.

Earlier, quite a few sources claimed that the all-new Jimny will get the 1.0-litre Boosterjet three-cylinder engine that powers the Baleno RS in the Indian market. Many others claimed that the vehicle will get the 1.2-litre four-cylinder petrol engine. However, the brochure leak confirms a different petrol engine that will power the upcoming SUV.

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The all-new engine churns out a maximum power of 104 Bhp and 138 Nm. As it is a newer engine, it is expected to be much cleaner than the current engine line-up of the brand. Also, to comply with the more stringent emission norms that will be enforced in India from 2020, the K15B is more likely to be BS VI norm ready than the other engines in the line-up.

The all-new Jimny is expected to be launched in India, in 2020. With the stricter emission norms, the Bharat New Vehicle Safety Assessment Program (BNVSAP) will also come into play that will require a minimum safety standard from the vehicle’s structure. The ageing Maruti Gypsy is expected to be replaced with the all-new Jimny to meet the new norms.