Maruti showcases the Jimny at the Auto Expo 2020. Is it a tease or will they actually launch it now or eventually?
Just when we thought the other off-roaders were stealing the show at the auto expo 2020, Maruti Suzuki brought in their heavy weight…well, the light weight heavy duty Jimny Sierra into the ring. Maruti Suzuki India Limited today showcased the Fourth Generation Japan model of Suzuki Jimny, the all-terrain vehicle with legacy of over 50 years, at the Auto Expo 2020.
Mr. Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director & CEO, Maruti Suzuki India Limited
â€œSuzuki Jimny with its compact design and superb off-road capabilities is an engineering marvel and speaks volumes about Suzukiâ€™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.â€
â€œThe vehicle has been showcased at Auto Expo to assess response of the Indian consumers to the product.â€.
Well, the lions are hungry and ready to devour, bring in the beast.
Jimny has become Suzukiâ€™s flagship model across 194 countries and regions. The use of a ladder frame, low range transfer gear and 3-link rigid axle suspension helps boost performance while ensuring good ride comfort. Interiors have been thoughtfully designed, ensuring functionality in every detail. These have further been inherited and enhanced from previous generations of the Jimny.
With a strong 1.5L petrol engine, the Jimny has power of 75 kW /6000 rpm and torque of 130 Nm /4000 rpm to traverse difficult terrains. The 4WD drive enhanced with the ALL GRIP PRO technology, takes on all terrains with agility and powerful torque. Its functionality has been appreciated with recognitions like â€˜urban car winnerâ€™ in the 2019 World Car Awards announced at the New York International Motor Show in Aprilâ€™ 2019.