Maruti Suzuki plans to release pricing information for the all-new Jimny in India during the first week of June 2023. At the January 2023 Auto Show, the 5-door SUV made its premiere on a global scale. Reservations have been available since then. Maruti Suzuki has been showing the Jimny in Nexa showrooms for the past few weeks.
While the launch was scheduled for the end of May, our dealer sources say it has now been pushed back to the first week of June. They also announced that Jimny has had over 24,500 bookings so far. The waiting period for the manual variants would be up to six months upon introduction. While the waiting period for the automatic models will be up to eight months. So far, the most popular colour options for the Jimny have been Bluish Black, Kinetic Yellow, and Pearl Arctic White.
Maruti Suzuki's Gurugram plant will produce the Jimny for domestic and overseas markets. Due to high demand, Jimny's top-spec Alpha trim would be given priority in the production schedule.
The Jimny is powered by a single 1.5-litre, NA K15B petrol engine. This engine produces a max power of 105 hp and 134 Nm of peak torque. This model is offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 4-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. The SUV sports a ladder-frame chassis and Suzuki's AllGrip Pro 4WD system. It includes a manual transfer case and a low-range transmission with '2WD-high,' '4WD-high,' and '4WD-low' modes.
The Jimny comes in two trim levels: Zeta and Alpha. The latter receive amenities such as auto LED headlights. A 9-inch touchscreen and SmartPlay Pro+ infotainment system. Cruise control and an Arkamys sound system. It also has 6 airbags, ESP with the hill-hold assist, hill-descent control, a rearview camera, and ABS with EBD.
The Jimny will have no direct competitors at launch, with costs estimated to range between Rs 9.50 lakh and Rs 14 lakh (ex-showroom). But, it will compete with Mahindra Thar and Force Gurkha in price, placement, and off-road capability.