Maruti Suzuki had showcased their Jimny off-road SUV at the Auto Expo this year and had grabbed the attention of many viewers this year. Maruti Suzuki has been selling Jimny in the international market and this was the first time that we got to see one in Indian soil. There are chances that Maruti Suzuki will be bringing the Jimny to the Indian market by the end of 2020 or early 2021. Jimny is a capable off-roader and here we have a video that shows the off-roading skills of the SUV on a high altitude area.
The video has been uploaded by abon cicing on their youtube channel. The video shows a short wheelbase Suzuki Jimny or the Jimny Sierra climbing up hilly section where the roads full of loose soil, mud and rocks. Jimny Sierra overcomes those obstacles pretty easily and continues climbing up the hill.
Moving ahead, the condition of the roads get worse and the Jimny starts to get stuck in loose soil with big pits on both sides. The Jimny crosses some of those sections with some effort but the condition started getting worse as the car went forward. The pits started getting deeper on both sides and reached a point where the car could have not gone any further. They take an alternate route to enter the rain forest which the car does without too much drama. After entering the rain forest only they realised that the route was blocked by a tree. Then the start going downhill through the same route that they had gone uphill before. The video shows how lightweight and capable the Jimny has been in this whole video.
The Jimny is an off-roader that uses a body-on-ladder design, which gives it excellent off road ability and enough toughness to take on rough terrain. Maruti will be manufacturing Jimny in their Sanand plant from May this year. Jimny’s manufactured in the Sanand plant are meant for export purpose only. Maruti will be producing Jimny for India only towards the end of this year which is when they plan to launch it. India-spec Jimny is likely to get the 1.5 litre petrol engine that is their in Maruti’s other models. The engine will produce 104 Bhp and 138 Nm of torque. Part time four-wheel drive system will be standard across the range. For the Indian market, Maruti Suzuki is likely to launch the Jimny in a single, top-end trim.