Maruti Suzuki Jimny shows off its water wading ability by effortlessly driving across flooded underpass [Video]

Water-wading capability is one of the most sought-after features when buying a dedicated off-roading vehicle. The reason is that true off-roaders are taken to a multitude of different terrains, and sometimes they even cross rivers and other water bodies. Therefore, having good water-wading capability is one of the most important aspects when purchasing an off-roader. Recently, in an attempt to test the real-life water-wading capability of Maruti Suzuki India Limited’s newest lifestyle off-roader, the Jimny, an owner took his new SUV through an underpass and showcased its true capabilities on the internet. The fun part was that he repeated the crossing of the same underpass multiple times to demonstrate that it was not a fluke.

The video of the Maruti Suzuki Jimny’s real-life water-wading capabilities has been shared on YouTube by MRD cars on their channel. It begins with the presenter of the video and his friend driving the new Jimny towards an underpass in Delhi. The presenter states, after showing that a number of people were standing right at the point where water had filled the underpass, repairing their bikes that might have gotten clogged up due to the water. Following this, the video shows a few kids who were already in the water-clogged underpass telling them to move back because of the water. However, the presenter and his friend ignore them, move ahead, and take the Jimny through the underpass.

From the video, it can be noted that the Jimny easily passes the underpass without any hesitation. Moving on in the video, the presenter and his friend repeat the crossing a few more times to confirm that the car is waterproof and can take on such challenges. After confirming that it is possible and that the Jimny can wade through water without issue, they finally come out of the water. The presenter in the video mentions that water wading capacity is a very important measurement of an off-roading vehicle, and the Jimny excels in that aspect. He adds that this test shows that the Jimny can perform equally well in more real-life situations since it’s not an everyday occurrence for people to cross rivers, but they definitely need to cross obstacles like this underpass.

Maruti Suzuki Jimny shows off its water wading ability by effortlessly driving across flooded underpass [Video]

As mentioned earlier, water wading is one of the most important capabilities of an off-roader. However, it should be kept in mind that water wading in itself is a pretty dangerous task. Therefore, before, during, and after water wading in an off-roading vehicle, it’s important to take certain precautions to ensure safety and prevent damage to the vehicle. Here are five key points to keep in mind:


Before attempting water wading, thoroughly inspect your vehicle to ensure it’s properly equipped for the task. Check that the air intake is high enough to avoid water entering the engine and consider installing a snorkel if necessary. Verify that all electrical components are waterproofed and check the vehicle manufacturer’s guidelines for the maximum water wading depth it can handle.

Assess the Conditions

Prior to entering the water, evaluate the depth, flow, and quality of the water source. Avoid wading in deep or fast-flowing water as it can be dangerous and increase the risk of hydro-locking the engine. Assess the terrain for potential hazards such as hidden rocks or submerged obstacles.

Maintain Steady Speed

While wading through water, maintain a steady and slow speed to create a bow wave in front of the vehicle. This helps displace water and minimize the chances of it entering the engine compartment. Avoid sudden accelerations or decelerations to prevent water from being forced into vulnerable areas.

Stay Alert

While in the water, remain vigilant and pay attention to the vehicle’s performance. Keep an eye on the temperature gauge to monitor engine temperature, as excessive heat can indicate a problem. If you notice any unusual noises or loss of power, exit the water immediately and inspect the vehicle.

Post-Wading Maintenance

Maruti Suzuki Jimny shows off its water wading ability by effortlessly driving across flooded underpass [Video]

After completing the water crossing, it’s essential to perform post-wading maintenance. Inspect the vehicle for any signs of water entry, such as moisture in the oil or water in the air filter. Dry out any wet components and address any potential issues promptly to prevent long-term damage. Clean the undercarriage thoroughly to remove any mud or debris that may have accumulated during the crossing.

By following these five points before, during, and after water wading, you can ensure a safer off-roading experience and protect your vehicle from potential damage. Always prioritize your safety and exercise caution when navigating water obstacles.

Utkarsh Deshmukh

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