New Suzuki Jimny could be launched as Maruti Suzuki Gypsy. Specifications, Features and Expected Price

The Jimny SUV is expected to be launched in India by 2018 and might be powered by the 1.0 litre BoosterJet petrol engine

By: | Updated: January 4, 2017 4:07 PM
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The compact SUV Suzuki Jimny may be launched in the Indian market in early 2018 and could be christened as Gypsy in order to encash on the Maruti Suzuki vehicle's popularity. In Japan, the Suzuki Jimny is offered with a 1.3 litre M13A petrol engine that generates 83 hp of power at 6,000 rpm and 110 Nm of torque at 4,100 rpm. This engine will be mated to a 5-speed manual transmission and a 4-speed automatic gearbox.

When launched in India, the Jimny is expected to come with the 1.0 litre BoosterJet motor that will debut in the Baleno RS in 2017. The SUV with the BoosterJet should generate 110 hp of power and 169 Nm of torque. (Specification source: The Jimny's AllGrip Pro all-wheel-drive system will be a more sophisticated one for better off-roading, unlike the Ignis' all-wheel-drive system. The new SUV will also sport a ladder-on-frame chassis for better off-roading capability instead of a monocoque that underpinned its predecessor. The ladder-frame chassis will also lower the cost of the vehicle, allowing Maruti Suzuki to price the Jimny more aggressively. Approach angle on the Suzuki Jimny will be 34 degrees, ramp breakover angle will be 31 degrees and departure angle will be 46 degrees, which should ensure smooth sailing over rough patches. Braking will be done by a solid disc at the front wheels and a drum setup at the rear and the Jimny will be offered with a 205/70 section tyre with 15-inch alloy wheels. For India, these specifications are expected to remain same.

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The Jimny in India is expected to have dual front airbags, Electronic Stability Control and ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution). While the Jimny in its present format is sold in a two-door version, Maruti Suzuki might launch an extended wheelbase version with four doors in order to make the model more competitive against some of the compact SUVs in the market.

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Once introduced in India by 2018, the Maruti Suzuki Jimny is expected to be priced aggressively between Rs 7 lakh to Rs 10 lakh, ex-showroom. Although there's no word on the availability of a diesel engine, it wouldn't come as a surprise if the company decides to use the 1.3 litre DDiS unit, considering its popularity in the country.

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    Rishika Gautam
    Aug 27, 2017 at 7:29 am
    When you are launch it? It's too nice! Great😄
    1. A
      Aug 5, 2017 at 9:50 pm
      When're you launching it?
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        Mridul Adhikari
        Jul 25, 2017 at 6:44 pm
        If maruti promise to launch this car as 3 door as it is available in foreign country then I'm ready to pay 1 lakh or more as advance booking anytime. I'm eagerly waiting for this car!! pls Maruti Suzuki bring this car!!
        1. B
          Jun 30, 2017 at 2:16 pm
          Early launch of Jimmy in India will get more customers to Maruti as we are waiting this type of SUV since 2013 Kindly forward my suggestion to the concerned at Maruti.
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            Ramesh gadhvi
            Jul 11, 2017 at 11:00 pm
            How hope ?
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            Milind Honwad
            Jun 22, 2017 at 7:47 pm
            A 3-door, sub 4-meter (hard top as well as soft top) version with option of different kinds/types/styles of rear seats or even no seats) may also be offered to customers with customisation facility like offered by Mahindra Mahindra. Such an offer will get more customers to Maruti. Kindly forward my suggestion to the concerned executives at Maruti. Thanks for the opportunity given to me for recording my feedback.
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              Mahesh sapkal
              Feb 22, 2017 at 2:19 pm
              Waiting for the fabulous suv
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                Jan 5, 2017 at 10:20 pm
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                  suman kumar
                  Jan 5, 2017 at 10:08 pm
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