The much-awaited off-road cutie Maruti Suzuki Jimny Sierra has made its official debut in India at the Auto Expo 2020. This is the fourth generation Jimny model. It is likely to be launched in India in the next two years.
According to Mr. Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director & CEO, Maruti Suzuki India Limited said, “Suzuki Jimny with its compact design and superb off-road capabilities is an engineering marvel and speaks volumes about Suzuki’s engineering capabilities. Masterfully designed to ensure reliable driving and ease of handling, Suzuki Jimny is a favourite amongst adventure enthusiasts. Jimny has been developed basis thorough research, assessing the expectations and requirements of professional users. The vehicle has been showcased at Auto Expo to assess response of the Indian consumers to the product.”
New fourth-generation Jimny is based on a ladder-frame chassis with 4 wheel drive and has all elements that one would expect in an off-road SUV. Since the demand for three door vehicles is low in india, we can expect a 5 door model Jimny. It has a 2,250 mm wheelbase and a 210 mm ground clearance.
Under the hood, the Jimny gets a 1.5-litre K15B naturally-aspirated petrol engine ( same engine that powers Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Vitara Brezza Facelift, Ertiga and XL6 in india ) that produces 75 kW (101.97 PS) at 6,000 rpm and 130 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. We can opt either a 5-speed manual transmission or a 4-speed automatic transmission.
Inside, the Jimny gets a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with GPS navigation, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto, automatic climate control, cruise control along with some safety features such as six airbags, ISOFIX child-seat mounts, autonomous emergency braking (AEB), a seat-belt reminder and a lane-assist system. It also received a three-star in Euro NCAP Crash Test (Europe New Car Assessment Programme).
With all this interior features and safety kit the cute looking Jimny will carry a price tag of around INR 7-8 lakhs (ex-showroom).
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