Suzuki launched all-new Jimny compact SUV in the international market an year ago, and it has been a huge success. The waiting period for the off-roader is a massive 18 months, yes 18 months. It is the fourth generation of Jimny that is currently on sale abroad. Earlier this year, Maruti showcased the latest Jimny in India, at the Auto Expo of 2020. Maruti Suzuki has also announced plans to start manufacturing the Jimny in India to keep up with the demand in international market. Currently, the Jimny is only manufactured in Japan. Here we have a video that shows how Jimny would look like if Maruti decides to launch it in India with a design inspired from discontinued iconic SUV, Gypsy.
The video has been uploaded by SRK Designs on their youtube channel. The video basically imagine how the Jimny would look like if it was inspired from its predecessor Gypsy. The design on the off-roader is quite boxy which gives it a proper SUV look. Artist has made couple of changes to the Jimny to make it look like a version that we would love to see here in India.
The first difference is the roof itself. It is designed in a way that it reminds us of the old Gypsy King hard top version. The size of front door has been resized and the Jimny is also longer than the standard version. This will generate more space on the inside for passengers or luggage. The rear passenger gets a huge glass area with sliding windows and the spare wheel is mounted at the rear as usual.
The bumper is also redesigned and apart from these, no other changes are made to the Jimny. Instead of 3-door version, Maruti might launch a 5-door version of Jimny in India some time later. Jimny will be powered by a petrol engine only like its predecessor. It will draw its power from the 1.5 litre petrol engine generating 102 Ps and 130 Nm of torque. The engine will be mated to a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic transmission. It might also get Maruti’s smart hybrid system that will help increasing the fuel economy. Maruti plans to manufacture the Jimny for export market once the situation in the country improves. The Jimny is likely to be priced under Rs. 10 lakh when it’s launched in India. Production is expected to commence from the end of this year at Maruti Suzuki Sanand factory, in Gujarat.