Maruti Suzuki Jimny likely to be made in India, launch in 2017

Maruti Suzuki will manufacture the sub-compact SUV Jimny in India for local as well as export markets, claims carandbike.

By: | Published: July 26, 2016 10:00 AM
The Jimny is expected to be powered by a 1.0 L Boosterjet petrol engine, which will be launched on the Baleno RS in the next few weeks. The Jimny is expected to be powered by a 1.0 L Boosterjet petrol engine, which will be launched on the Baleno RS in the next few weeks.

Maruti Suzuki will manufacture the sub-compact SUV Jimny in India for local as well as export markets, claims carandbike. Slated for a 2017 launch, the Jimny is based on the same platform that underpins the Baleno and will also serves as a base for the upcoming Ignis. The car is expected to be manufactured at the company's upcoming plant in Gujarat.

While there have been numerous reports of the Jimny being launched in India in the past, India's association with the vehicle is already quite old. The immensely popular Gypsy was based on the 3rd-generation Jimny, albeit with an extended wheelbase. While it may seem logical for the company to launch the Jimny in absence of the Gypsy, the Jimny is quite small vehicle. With two doors and a short wheelbase, the Jimny is almost the size of a hatchback with more height. The model to be launched in India though is expected to have an extended wheelbase and four-doors. This also opens up the possibility of the company using the popular Gypsy brand for the vehicle in order to encash on the brand's historical popularity.

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The Jimny is expected to be powered by a 1.0 L Boosterjet petrol engine, which will be launched on the Baleno RS in the next few weeks. The possibility of a diesel engine is yet to be confirmed. While the company has not yet made any official comments about the Jimny, we'll keep you updated with any developments as and when they happen.

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    Krishna Kumar
    Aug 11, 2017 at 10:18 pm
    Maruthi is lieing. I waiting from last 2 years. But when it comes to Indian market definitely it will give a tuff com tion for Ford echosport. It should be come with 4 doors.
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      Yang
      Mar 8, 2017 at 7:23 pm
      Most suitable SUV narrow road, jerking roads congested city n towns and hilly regions.. We need such car...I be been waiting for two years...if not launch declare cancel.. Maruti.
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        Yang
        Mar 8, 2017 at 7:20 pm
        We are waiting for so long... Laucj soon we wanna ride on Jimny fast. Red color jimny.
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          Anil Kalwani
          Feb 22, 2017 at 6:01 am
          we are weighing.. Welcome Jimny..💐
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            Dr.Amar K.Jha
            Feb 13, 2017 at 2:43 pm
            Door opening handle should be upmarket,not like Maruti 800.
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              Lawmawma
              Mar 19, 2017 at 2:12 pm
              Eagerly awaited Jimny(diesel) to launch
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                manoj parajuli
                Mar 5, 2017 at 6:56 am
                Looking for Diesel one !!!
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                  Mohamed Ali
                  Jan 3, 2017 at 7:02 am
                  Best mini suv for indian narrow roads and conjusted traffic.
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                    santosh divate
                    Jan 22, 2017 at 4:18 am
                    Post your opinion...जिमनी के पिछले सिट साइड मे होने चाहिए ताकी दो दो आदमी बैठ सके कृपया जिपसी जैसे पिछले सिट देदो ी अछी है हम वेट कर रहे है
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                      Savjibhai Chaudhari
                      Jan 29, 2017 at 7:54 pm
                      It should be short wheelbase & high ground clearance with diesel fuel small car with three doors.I am waiting for this type of car.
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                        sanjaypere
                        Dec 9, 2016 at 5:31 am
                        please price in indian custmer in high but price in revise minimum 4.20 lakh aspactedmy like jimny car
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                          Sultan Mirja
                          Nov 8, 2016 at 11:55 am
                          What the ... U dont know which kinda Diesel or Petrol engine is to be both available or not...Wht was the hurry to declare the launch of this model then...
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                            Tom
                            Jul 26, 2016 at 5:53 am
                            We need such cars for Indian roads and at this price....
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