The much-awaited Maruti Suzuki Jimny five-door has finally been unveiled in the Indian market. The all-new Jimny is now open for bookings and according to reports, Maruti Suzuki has gained more than 3,000 bookings for the new Jimny. Maruti Suzuki was initially accepting bookings for Rs 11,000 but now the price has increased to Rs 25,000. There is already a waiting period of around 3 months for the new Jimny.
Maruti Suzuki Jimny will be manufactured at the Gujarat plant. The plant already manufactures the three-door Jimny for the international markets. It is highly likely that the new Jimny will command a long waiting period due to the high demand in the Indian market.
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The all-new five-door Jimny has been a long-awaited product for the Indian market. It retains the boxy design and offers seating space for 5. While in the international markets, Suzuki already sells the three-door version of the Jimny, the Indian market will only get the five-door option that will be appealing to the mass-segment buyers. In fact, it is an extended version of the three-door version of the Jimny.
Only 4X4 car from Maruti Suzuki
The all-new Jimny five-door offers the Suzuki AllGrip Pro system. It is a 4X4 system that will allow the Jimny to conquer difficult terrains. It will become the only model in the Maruti Suzuki line-up to offer a 4X4 system in India. Maruti Suzuki Jimny five-door will fill the void left by the Gypsy in the segment.
The new AllGrip Pro offers 4H four-wheel drive on-the-fly, 2H and a 4L mode, which is for low-range transfer gear. Maruti Suzuki has not confirmed the exact ratio of the low-ratio gearbox. However, engaging it will multiply the torque output by several times.
The all-new Jimny five-door remains under 4-metres with a length of 3,985mm, a width of 1,645mm and a height of 1,720mm. The SUV offers a ground clearance of 210mm, which makes it quite high. Also, the approach angle of the Jimny is 36 degrees, the ramp break-over angle is 24 degrees and the departure angle is 50 degrees. The Jimny also offers 6 airbags, Brake Limited Slip Differential (LSD), ESP with hill hold assist, hill descent control, rearview camera and ABS with EBD.
Jimny is spacious
The cabin of the five-door Jimny looks quite similar to the three-door version. It gets a touchscreen-based infotainment system in the middle. It gets the Suzuki SmartPlay system which offers connectivity options like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The new Jimny also gets remote options that show the status of the vehicle and other important updates on a smartphone-based app connected to the vehicle.
The Maruti Suzuki Jimny will share its 1.5-litre four-cylinder naturally-aspirated K15C Dualjet engine, which has made its way in the updated Ertiga and XL6 and the all-new Brezza. Assisted with a mild-hybrid system, this engine produces 104.8 PS of maximum power and 134.2 Nm of maximum torque. While a 5-speed manual gearbox will be offered as the standard transmission, an optional 4-speed torque converter will also be introduced as an option. Maruti Suzuki has tweaked the engine to make it more suitable for off-roading.
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