The all-new Suzuki Jimny has been officially launched by Suzuki Motor Corporation in Japan. The lightweight capable SUV has already gained much attention around the world and could be launched in India, in the future. The SUV is expected to eventually replace the Maruti Suzuki Gypsy from the Indian market. There are quite a few videos that show the off-roading skills of the all-new SUV. Here is another one from Japan.
In the video, the Jimny can be seen on an off-road track. The car climbs steep inclines, takes on other challenges like chicken humps at high speed and completes the challenge successfully. The bright green Jimny finished the whole lap within a minute.
Interestingly, the all-new product from the brand is available in two different variants. The Jimny SUV that is seen in the video is powered by a 660-cc, three-cylinder, naturally aspirated petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 64 PS and a peak torque of 96 Nm. It looks quite basic and gets a very boxy design. There is also a more rugged version of the vehicle available in the Japanese market. Known as the Jimny Sierra, the rugged version of the Jimny gets a more powerful 1.5-litre, four-cylinder, naturally aspirated petrol engine that develops a maximum of 101 PS and 130 Nm. The all-new petrol engine will be introduced in India soon with the new Ciaz and the all-new Ertiga. Also, it is expected that a long wheelbase version of the Jimny Sierra will replace the Maruti Gypsy here.
The Sierra version of the Jimny gets all-around body cladding and flared fenders. It looks much more masculine than the Jimny too. Both the engine options get a 5-speed manual transmission and 4-speed automatic. However, in India, we can expect the brand to launch only the manual version of the vehicle to keep it cost-effective. Both the cars get 4WD systems with a low-range transfer case that make them very capable.
In the Japanese Domestic Market (JDM), the Jimny is priced at 14,58,000-19,06,200 JPY (approx Rs. 9.08 lakh to Rs. 11.87 lakh) while the Jimny Sierra costs 17,60,400-20,62,800 JPY (approx Rs. 10.94 lakh to Rs. 12.82 lakh). These prices make it a lot more expensive than the current Maruti Gypsy.