The long-awaited Maruti Suzuki Jimny will go on sale in India On June 7. The model will be launched with a 1.5-liter K15B petrol engine, offered with a 5-speed manual and 4-speed auto gearbox options. Suzuki’s Allgrip Pro Four-Wheel drive system is a standard fit across the range. Interestingly, there are no plans for a lower-priced two-wheel drive version in the future.
- Sources say a two-wheel drive variant was not on the table as Suzuki maintained that the Jimny should be consistent with its rough terrain heritage.
- The first Jimny was sent off in Japan in 1970 and the nameplate has since become inseparable from rough terrain capacity.
- Indeed, even the Vagabond that was sent off in India during the ’80s never got a 4×2 framework all through its lifecycle, which finished in 2019.
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In the world of off-roading, the current generation Jimny, which is available in a three-door version overseas, has also established itself. As a matter of fact, stretching the Jimny to five entryway structure for India was a practice in “streamlining” as Maruti Suzuki’s CTO CV Raman put it.
We might have gone longer additionally, however we needed to guarantee the rough terrain capacity isn’t compromised,” Raman told Autocar India at the Jimny 5-entryway’s worldwide uncover recently.
Mahindra Thar 2WD variant helped sales
Mahindra’s strategy of introducing a lower-priced two-wheel-drive model has proven fruitful. The Thar 4×2 petroleum programmed (Rs 13.49 lakh) is Rs 2.3 lakh more reasonable than its 4×4 same, while the Thar diesel-manual 4×2 territory begins at an alluring Rs 10.55 lakh. This evaluating has been taken conceivable by the action to a more modest motor, which assists it with meeting all requirements for the ‘little vehicle’ tax reductions.
The Thar has attracted a whole new group of buyers who are enticed by the off-roader’s image but have no use for its actual off-road capabilities due to the lower prices. That there’s a multi month holding up period on the Thar diesel-manual 4×2 ought to educate you regarding the size of its ubiquity.