Suzuki Jimny has been a popular car among buyers in the international market. The car has been so popular that it has a long waiting period. Earlier this year at the Auto Expo, Maruti Suzuki showcased the Jimny Sierra which is the 3-door version of the Suzuki Jimny to the Indian customers for the first time. Since then Maruti had come up with plans to start manufacturing Jimny in India only to be exported to international markets. Maruti Suzuki might launch the Jimny in India after some time. Here we have an image that shows how the Indian version of the Maruti Suzuki Jimny might look like when launched.
The pictures have been uploaded by IAB on their website. The pictures show a rendered image of a 5-door Jimny that is likely to be launched in India. The looks and design of the Jimny 5-door is similar to Sierra but the only difference is the the extended wheelbase the the set of doors for the rear seat passenger.
Even though the wheelbase of the Jimny 5-door will be more, the overall length of the car will be under 4 meter to attract GST benefits. This 5-door version will also make more sense to the Indian customers as we are not used to 3-door cars. In comparison to the 3-door version, the 5-door will also have more space on the inside for rear seat passenger due to the extended wheelbase.
Maruti might consider bringing in the new Jimny 5-door version in both 4×4 and 2WD version. As India is a price sensitive market, this will help them price Jimny even more competitively. It is not known whether the 5-door version will be known as Jimny or will Maruti Suzuki bring back Gypsy badge specifically for the 5-door version.
The car in the render looks quite good and might be a great solution to the Indian market. As Maruti is moving away from diesel engines, the Maruti Suzuki Jimny will also get a 1.5 litre petrol engine which we have already seen in cars like Ciaz, Ertiga, XL6 and recently launched Brezza. The engine generates a maximum of 102 PS and 130 Nm of torque. The engine will be available with a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic transmission. Maruti has not yet started manufacturing Jimny in India as the operations have been suspended due to Corona virus. Once things start to improve, we hope Maruti might start building them here.