The Maruti Jimny's Global Price Difference: A Closer Look

The Maruti Jimny's Global Price Difference: A Closer Look

The Maruti Jimny, a Made-in-India off-roader has gathered attention globally since its launch last year. While it has been introduced to markets like Indonesia, Australia, and South Africa, the pricing varies significantly across these countries. We must review the causes of the higher prices and see if any more features make the price difference.

India-spec Maruti Jimny Prices

The India-spec Maruti Jimny is priced competitively making it an appealing option for off-road supporters in the country. The pricing starts at Rs 12.74 lakh for the Zeta MT variant and goes up to Rs 14.79 lakh for the Alpha AT variant. Additionally, there are dual-tone variants available which cost an extra Rs 16,000. The Jimny in India is equipped with a range of features that cater to the demands of the market, including a robust 4x4 system, modern infotainment, and essential safety features. Because of its affordable price, excellent off-road performance, and extensive feature set this vehicle is a favorite among consumers searching for an effective and small off-road vehicle. 

Suzuki Jimny XL in Australia

Priced between AUD 34,990 and AUD 36,490 ( Rs 18.96 lakh to Rs 19.78 lakh in Indian currency) the Jimny XL is approximately Rs 5 lakh more expensive than its Indian counterpart. It is available in a single variant with both manual and automatic transmissions. The Australian model is more popular in the Australian market because it comes with additional color options and ADAS capabilities including adaptive control. The higher price can be attributed to the additional features and the costs associated with importing and selling the vehicle in Australia. 

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Suzuki Jimny XL

Suzuki Jimny 5-door in South Africa

With prices ranging from Rand 4,29,990 to Rand 4,79,990 ( Rs 18.78 lakh to Rs 20.97 lakh in Indian currency), the South African Jimny is similarly priced to the Australian version. It is available in two variants  GL and GLX  comparable to India's Zeta and Alpha variants. However, the base variant in South Africa lacks six airbags which is a notable difference from the Indian model. The pricing reflects the import costs and the market positioning of Jimny in South Africa.

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Suzuki Jimny 5-door

Suzuki Jimny 5-door in Indonesia

Priced between Rp 46,20,00,000 and Rp 47,86,00,000( Rs 24.48 lakh to Rs 25.36 lakh in Indian currency), the Indonesian Jimny is the most expensive among the mentioned markets. It is available in a single variant with both transmission options and offers additional color choices not available in India. The higher price in Indonesia can be attributed to the import taxes and positioning of Jimny as a lifestyle off-roader in the Indonesian market.

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Suzuki Jimny 5-door

Reasons for High Prices

The significant price difference in these countries is primarily due to import taxes as the 5-door Jimny is exported from India. The import taxes vary from country to country impacting the final retail price. Additionally, the cost of arrangement, distribution, and market-specific modifications can also contribute to the higher prices in these markets.

Comparison with the Indian Market

while the import taxes in these countries contribute to the higher prices they are still lower compared to the 100 percent import fee in India for imported cars which effectively doubles their prices. This shows how the Jimny is priced effectively in the Indian market and how import taxes affect the cost of cars in other nations.

The Maruti Jimny has made a mark in the global market with its off-roading capabilities and competitive pricing in India. However, due to varying import taxes customers in countries like Australia, South Africa, and Indonesia have to pay a premium for the same vehicle. Despite the higher prices Jimny's popularity continues to grow and it may be exported to even more markets in the future.