Maruti Suzuki first showcased the Jimny at the 2020 Auto Expo and it garnered a ton of attention. After a ton of spy shots and rumours, Maruti Suzuki’s premium brand, Nexa has teased the new Jimny. Nexa Experience social handles have used tyre marks on various terrains like dunes and ice to showcase the arrival of the Jimny SUV.
2021 Maruti Suzuki Jimny Teased
Maruti Suzuki India has been showing interest to launch its mini SUV Jimny in the Indian market. While the 3-door version was showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo, the Japanese carmaker has been developing a 5-door incarnation of the global spec. The 5-door model is still in the development phase and the launch isn’t expected before 2022. By looking at the popularity of the Mahindra Thar, Maruti Suzuki may have considered the global 3-door model for the Indian market.
Just to let you know, Maruti Suzuki is already producing the Jimny in the Indian market and exporting it to other international markets. The waiting periods of the Jimny in some markets are as high as that of the Thar in India. The 3-door Jimny comes with a 1.5-litre petrol engine that puts out 105Hp and 138 Nm of torque, mated with 5-speed manual and 4-speed AT. The Jimny offers a reliable 4×4 drivetrain that can take on every terrain you throw at it.
Maruti Suzuki may start selling the Jimny via its premium Nexa dealerships, given it will serve as a lifestyle vehicle. The new Jimny will give serious competition to the new Thar and could be launched at an affordable price tag. It’s smaller engine and dimensions will work in its favour to bring in more sales. The launch could happen later this year and if what’s expected is true, good days are just around the corner.
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