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What might be the safety rating of the Jimny? We explain

Suzuki Jimny Euro NCAP crash testJ

The 5-door Jimny is new and not tested by anyone yet; but the 3-door variant was.

Maruti Suzuki Jimny 5-door will soon make its global debut in India. The three-door variant of the highly anticipated SUV has been on sale around the world and is even exported from India to many different countries. Before Jimny lands officially in the Indian market, we take a look at the car’s safety ratings. This is a 2018 Suzuki Jimny that was tested by Euro NCAP. It was also tested by ANCAP (Australia) and JNCAP (Japan).

The 2018 Suzuki Jimny tested by Euro NCAP secured a 3-star rating. The mini SUV scored 73% for adult safety and 84% for child safety. This is mainly due to the car’s lack of advanced safety features such as autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning, and blind spot monitoring. In addition, the Jimny was criticized for having poor pedestrian protection and a weak body structure that can cause high levels of injury to occupants in a crash.

The vehicle has also been tested by ANCAP (Australasian New Car Assessment Program) and JNCAP (Japan New Car Assessment Program). It has received a similar 3-star rating for adult safety rating in ANCAP while it has scored a 4-star rating in JNCAP. The car was praised for its crash performance and safety equipment, but was criticized for its pedestrian protection and lack of driver assistance features.

Made in India model yet to be tested

Suzuki has been producing the Jimny in India for a long time now. However, the India-spec car is yet to be tested. Suzuki exports the three-door Jimny to various global markets including Latin America, the Middle East and African markets. The car has not been tested by any NCAP yet so we cannot comment on the vehicle’s protection level and safety.

The Indian version of the Maruti Suzuki Jimny will be an exclusive 5-door variant. India is the first market where the five-door version of the Jimny will be sold. The car will offer the basic safety kit including dual airbags as standard across the variants.

The all-new Jimny is being marketed as an off-roader vehicle and it has received an overwhelming response. The upcoming Maruti Suzuki Jimny has already gathered massive interest and the bookings have reached close to 25,000.

The official release of the Maruti Suzuki Jimny is anticipated to be in May 2023, and it will be offered in two versions – Zeta and Alpha. Both of these models will feature Suzuki’s AllGrip four-wheel-drive mechanism and a 1.5-litre petrol engine producing 104 PS, with the option of a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission.

Maruti Suzuki will soon launch the new Fronx in the Indian market. The mid-size crossover that will be sold through the Nexa dealerships has already gathered a lot of attention. Stay tuned to Cartoq as we bring you the first drive review of the car on 9th April.