The Maruti Suzuki Jimny gained fame even before its India launch due to its availability as a three-door off-roader in international markets. Being on sale for several years, numerous body kit companies developed kits for the Jimny, with one of the most popular resembling a mini Mercedes Benz G63 AMG SUV. This conversion involves a bolt-on kit imported into India, facilitating a seamless transformation while preserving the original vehicle’s structural integrity. This has led to its global popularity, which is now on the rise in India as well.
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The second fully converted Maruti Suzuki Jimny into a G-Wagon has been shared on Instagram by Rajiv Srihari on their page. The shared video and images showcase a striking transformation of the Jimny’s front end, featuring a G-Wagon-inspired bumper, grille, bonnet, fenders, wheel arches, and distinctive all-LED headlights. These changes cohesively recreate the commanding stance of the G-Wagon. The side profile also receives attention, with larger alloy wheels, body-colored trapezoidal wheel arches, side skirts, and roof-mounted LED lights, adding an adventurous touch. The rear fascia boasts a G-Wagon-like bumper, complemented by LED tail lamps mirroring the iconic design.
Inside, the customized Jimny continues to captivate. The cabin flaunts a dual-tone red and black theme reminiscent of the Mercedes-AMG G63, adding a touch of luxury and sportiness to the off-roader. Detailing is evident in the red highlights adorning the seat and door pad upholsteries, as well as the steering cover. Although the modifications are primarily aesthetic, they contribute to an immersive driving experience that aligns with the exterior’s visual allure. According to the owner, no changes have been made to the SUV’s powertrain.
While this latest Jimny conversion garners substantial attention, it’s crucial to note that it’s not the first of its kind. A white Jimny was previously transformed into a mini Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon, marking a trend among Indian car enthusiasts who aim to amalgamate the Jimny’s distinct appeal with the iconic G-Wagon design. The white Jimny conversion featured a body-colored bumper, grille, LED headlights, side mirrors, and rear bumper, all reminiscent of the G-Wagon’s unique design elements.
The original Mercedes Benz G63 AMG, which this Jimny emulates, boasts a Biturbo V8 engine generating a maximum output of 585 PS and a peak torque output of 850 Nm, paired with a 9-speed Tiptronic automated gearbox. The Mercedes G-Wagon also offers a G-350d variant powered by a smaller 3-liter, six-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine producing 282 Bhp of peak power and 600 Nm of peak torque, mated to a 9-speed torque converter automatic gearbox.
On the other hand, the stock Maruti Suzuki Jimny offers a sole powertrain option—a 1.5-litre four-cylinder naturally-aspirated petrol engine, paired with either a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic transmission. This engine delivers a maximum power output of 104.8 PS and a peak torque output of 134.2 Nm. The manual versions claim a fuel efficiency of 16.94 kmpl, while the automatic variants promise 16.39 kmpl. Suzuki’s AllGrip Pro four-wheel-drive system is standard across all variants.