Maruti Suzuki recently took the wraps off the 5-door version of the Jimny and it has been the talk of the town. The Jimny has been one of the most-anticipated lifestyle SUVs in India and it will directly rival the Mahindra Thar. Here’s how both these SUVs stack up against each other in a specification-based comparison and which one is more capable off the road.
Maruti Jimny 5-door vs Mahindra Thar: Off-road specs
|Specification||Jimny 5-door||Thar 3-door|
|Chassis type||Ladder frame||Ladder frame|
|Approach angle||36 degree||41.2 degree|
|Departure angle||50 degree||36 degree|
|Ramp break-over angle||24 degree||26.2 degree|
|Wheelbase||2590 mm||2450 mm|
|Ground clearance||210 mm||226 mm|
|Tyre size||R15||R16 / R18|
|Water wading depth||300 mm (3-door)||650 mm|
The new 5-door version of the Maruti Suzuki Jimny, as well as the Mahindra Thar 3-door SUVs, is based on a ladder frame chassis. Their approach, departure and ramp break-over angles along with other off-roading credentials are mentioned in the above table. It’s however worth mentioning that the water wading depth of the India-spec 5-door Jimny hasn’t been revealed yet.
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Maruti Jimny 5-door vs Mahindra Thar: Powertrains
|Specification||Jimny 5-door||Petrol Thar|
|Engine||1.5-litre NA petrol||2.0-litre turbo petrol|
|Power||103 bhp||150 bhp|
|Torque||134 Nm||Up to 320 Nm|
|Gearbox||5-speed MT / 4-speed AT||6-speed MT / 6-speed AT|
|Drivetrain||4X4||4X2 / 4X4|
The Jimny is offered with a 1.5-litre K15B petrol engine that churns out 103 bhp and 134 Nm, paired with a 5-speed MT and a 4-speed AT. Mahindra Thar, however, gets two diesel mills and a petrol motor. Its 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine develops 150 bhp and up to 320 Nm of peak torque, paired with a 6-speed MT/AT. Both these SUVs get 4X4 capabilities and the Thar is now offered with 4X2 as well.
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Maruti Jimny 5-door vs Mahindra Thar: Price in India
The prices of the Maruti Suzuki Jimny 5-door SUV are yet to be revealed. It is expected to be launched in May this year and is likely to be priced from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 14 lakh, ex-showroom. On the other hand, the Mahindra Thar is currently priced from Rs 9.99 lakh to Rs 16.29 lakh, ex-showroom.
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