On Thursday, the second day of the ongoing Auto Expo 2023 in Greater Noida, Maruti Suzuki (Maruti Suzuki) introduced its much-awaited 5-door (five-door) Jimny for the Indian market. The 5 door avatar of this rough and tough SUV has been introduced for the first time in India. The company has started booking the model through its premium vehicles dealer network Nexa. You can book the SUV online or by going to the dealership. The SUV’s booking fee has been set at Rs 11,000.
The Jimny has been one of the most sought-after models and promises to take on the likes of the Mahindra Thar in the Indian market. Mahindra recently launched the rear-wheel drive version of the Thar, which is also more affordable.
India makes the (Maruti Suzuki Jimny), but exclusively exports it. India-spec Maruti’s five-door Jimny reveals its preference for SUVs and big cars. The India-spec Jimny 5-door has a longer wheelbase than the foreign 3-door.
Maruti Suzuki Jimny Platform & Exterior
Ladder frame chassis, robust body angles, three-link rigid axle suspension, and ALLGRIP PRO (4WD) with low range transfer gear characterise the Maruti Suzuki Jimny 5-door (4L mode). This SUV can run on all kinds of terrains with ease and agility.
Look and Design
In terms of looks and design, however, both the versions of the Maruti Suzuki Jimny are visually similar and come with a boxy profile. These include round head light units, vertical slat grille and large fenders. Which gives it a very strong and rugged look. The Jimny 5-door SUV will be available in 7 color options – five monotone shades and two dual-tone options. These also include the globally famous Kinetic Yellow shade which was originally created to make the SUV stand out in inclement weather conditions.
Cabin & Features
The Jimny, which goes over rough terrain, has a lot of useful features on the inside. The cabin of the SUV gets an HD display and a 9-inch Smart Play Pro+ infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. Also, premium sound acoustic tuning is also available in the cabin through “Surround Sense” by Arkamys.
Engine Power & Gearbox
For power in Maruti Suzuki Jimny, K-series 1.5-liter engine is available with idle start stop technology. This engine generates 2 77.1 kW power at 6000 rpm and 134.2 Nm torque at 4000 rpm. This engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual as well as a 4-speed automatic gearbox.
Maruti Suzuki Jimny Safety Features
Even if you are planning to take the road less traveled, there is no need to panic. The Jimny 5-door SUV comes with a host of safety features. It gets features like 6 airbags, brake (LSD) limited slip differential, ESP with hill hold assist, hill descent control, rear-view camera and ABS with EBD.