While the new Mahindra Thar has already set the off-roading market on fire, there is something that Indians await very eagerly. Remember the Maruti Suzuki Jimny showcased at the Auto Expo 2020? Well, we have spotted it testing multiple times now. We suppose that it will go on sale in early 2021. Before it arrives in the Indian market, let’s have a look at the top 10 Most Googled questions about the Thar rival.
Is Jimny available in India?
Not yet but very soon it will be available in India. As mentioned earlier, we have spotted the new off-roader many times on the roads now. Although these are the 50 CKD units, we expect the production to start really soon following which we can expect its launch in the first quarter itself.
Is Jimny an SUV?
Yes. We said it will rival the Mahindra Thar so anyone can guess the fact that it will be an SUV. A proper 4X4 off-roading vehicle built to last long on tough terrains!
How much is a 2020 Suzuki Jimny?
The 2020 Suzuki Jimny has got a starting price of $25,990 which calculates to be around 20 Lakhs INR. While the Thar starts somewhere around 13.5 Lakhs, we can expect Maruti to launch it here at a similar price in order to prove to be a good competitor.
Is Jimny a good car?
From the international market response, we have seen that people actually like driving the Sierra. From the feedback, we have concluded that not only people like to off-road using this SUV, they also find it great for city drives and super comfortable to park in small spaces.
Is Suzuki Jimny made in Japan?
Yes, the international spec is made in Japan but the one we will get here in India that is the Maruti Suzuki Jimny will be produced from scratch here in India only. However, there is no official news regarding this till now but we suppose this to be true because local manufacturing can get you the best costing.
How long is Jimny waiting list?
It’s not here yet but we suppose once it arrives in India, it will definitely be booked in huge amounts. We can expect the waiting period to be anywhere between 1-2 months in the initial stage which will grow for sure.
What does Jimny mean?
Well this is an interesting story. The name Jimny was derived when the Suzuki executives were on a trip to Scotland. Initially, they wanted to call it Jimmy but due to some linguistic errors that arose ended up with the car being called Jimny.
Is Maruti Gypsy still available?
Although MSIL doesn’t manufacture this cult anymore, you can have one for yourself from the used car market. Usually, the army dumped Gypsys and other offoraders which have been maintained well are still in high demand. Have a good time finding one for yourself.
Is Suzuki Jimny safe?
It was tested bny the Euro NCAP and received a 3-star rating. We suppose this is fair enough but being an off-roader, it should have got 4 or 5 stars. We think its high time MSIL needs to focus on build quality before they bring this same quality to India.
What is the difference between Jimny and Jimny Sierra?
Talking about Japan, the Sierra is the bigger and more equipped version of the Suzuki Jimny. However, in other parts of the world, the Sierra is sold by the name of Jimny and doesn’t have considerable differences. In simple words, they are two different cars for the Japanese market.
These were the 10 most Googled questions about the Maruti Suzuki Jimny. While we await its India launch, you leave your thoughts in the comments section below. Do you think it will be able to compete against the Thar? Let’s see!