Maruti Suzuki, India’s largest car maker discontinued the much-loved Gypsy from the market after decades of uninterrupted production. While Maruti Suzuki did not update the Gypsy to meet the new safety and emission regulations, the vehicle remains in production exclusively for the armed forces. Suzuki launched the all-new Jimny, which became a popular product soon after its launch in the international markets. The same car was expected to be launched in the Indian market to replace the void left by the Gypsy. However, there is no confirmation from the brand about the launch of the all-new Jimny in the Indian market yet. To keep a response from the audience and check the vehicle’s popularity, Maruti Suzuki is expected to showcase the all-new Jimny at the 2020 Auto Expo.
According to CarWale, the all-new Jimny will be imported to India from the Japanese market and will be used as a display model at the Maruti Suzuki Pavilion. Maruti Suzuki may use this opportunity to gauge the customer’s response before planning to launch the product in the Indian market. This may take quite some time and we may not get to see the launch of the all-new product in the market in the coming future.
Suzuki offers two major versions of the Jimny in the international markets. The version that is expected to be launched in India is the Jimny Sierra. The Jimny is currently manufactured at the Japanese plant and is supplied to the markets world over. The Jimny Sierra measures below 4 meters and is powered by the same 1.5-litre engine option that is already available with the vehicles like Ciaz and Ertiga in the Indian market. The same engine will be soon available with the upcoming Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, which will be launched in India at the 2020 Auto Expo.
The 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine produces a maximum power of 100 Bhp and peak torque of 130 Nm. It is available with a 5-speed manual transmission. The Suzuki Jimny. The Jimny being an off-roading vehicle also gets the AllGrip system, which is an advanced 4X4 system from the manufacturer.
The Jimny Sierra, if launched in India will carry a premium price tag. Maruti Suzuki will also manufacture the vehicle in India. Since there is a lot of demand for the vehicle in the international markets, Maruti Suzuki may even export the Jimny from India to decrease the waiting period on the vehicle, especially in the European countries.
Apart from the Jimny, Maruti Suzuki will launch the all-new Vitara Brezza and the Ignis in the Indian market. The manufacturer will showcase the electric concept vehicle – Futuro-e.