2018 Suzuki Jimny has been the talk of the town lately, a big reason behind which is that it is expected to replace the Maruti Gypsy. However, whether or not that happens and when, we’ll know in time. Before that though here’s what the production version of the Suzuki Jimny looks like. A Twitter handle called Hunfooli has shared images of the 2018 Suzuki Jimny without camouflage inside the factory. It was previously expected to be showcased at the Tokyo Motor Show, however, Suzuki seems to have pushed its debut to some other day. What we know so far according to the images, Suzuki Jimny will have a boxy and old school design, with a five-slat grille and round headlamps. The new Jimny also comes with a more muscular bumper with round foglamps, a clamshell-style bonnet. Like Maruti Gypsy, the Jimny will continue to be a two-door design. It will have flared wheel arches, side skirts and twin-5-spoke black alloy wheels, boxy ORVMs.
The Jimny will also get Suzuki’s highly acclaimed Allgrip Pro 4×4 system to give it, an edge in off-road conditions. Engine options will include the 1-litre Boosterjet that makes about 99 horsepower in the Baleno RS, and a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol.
For long the Jimny has been expected to hit the Indian market but nothing has materialised yet. With the old generation set to make way for this new one, it makes sense for Maruti to launch this version in India.
Considering the popularity of SUVs and more so the Gypsy brand in India, the new Jimny makes terrific sense for our market. Add to it the promising design cues and there’s no reason why people won’t flock outside Maruti showrooms to get one. But until then, we can only appreciate Suzuki’s compact and capable off-roader from a distance.
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