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Maruti has been in news for some time now and has been planning to launch the much-awaited Maruti Jimny, an entry-level SUV in India since a long time. The company's chief was quoted saying that the Jimny is to be driven in India due to pathetic performance of its Maruti Gypsy model. The moment of truth has arrived for Maruti as bring in India, Maruti Jimny to grab a decent amount of market share in the SUV segment since SUV sales is growing rapidly whether it is a luxury SUV or an ordinary one. The SUV, to be positioned between Maruti Gypsy and Grand Vitara, has to compete with the market leader in SUV segment, Mahindra, if launched. The expected entry-level SUV will be launched in diesel version in India with a 1.5 litre multi-jet engine.
Maruti Jimny was displayed at the Auto Expo held in the year 2004 and widely appreciated due to its robust look and off-roading capacity. The configuration of its 1.5 litre engine is 1461cc, 4 cylinder, direct injection common rail that churns out a top power of 85 bhp at 3750 rpm and a maximum torque of 200 Nm at 1750 rpm. The engine comes incorporated with a five speed manual transmission that performs well without losing power. Maruti Jimny
Maruti's new wonder, might have industry common front ventilated disc brakes and rear drum type leading and trailing brakes. The suspension system will come with a specification of 3 link rigid axle with coil spring at both ends. Maruti Jimny has a tough body with a large bumper in front, short wheelbase and low curb weight that enables the car to offer an unmatched performance whether it's on road or off-road. The front face has 3 bigger air intakes and five smaller intakes just between multi reflector headlamps on both the sides. Fog lamps are placed on the bumper in round shape while the turn indicators are positioned at the sides of the bonnet. The flat, short and upswept bonnet of the SUV has got a neat and clean surface. The small tiger, Maruti Jimny has body colored the ORVMs and black shade door handles. It's rear is also well designed with 4 tail lamp clusters that give it an eye-catching view. The rear door comes with a spare wheel and large windscreen. The rooflines are bold which adds to the characteristics of a strong off-roader.
You may also like to go through the inside cabin which includes a three spoke steering wheel and elegantly designed dashboard incorporated with easy-readable instrument panel and very general AC vents. The inside cabin is roomier and ensures pretty good space for average sized passengers.
The overseas Jimny comes with Airbags, climate control, and ABS but these features may not be available in India bound Maruti Jimny as it would increase the cost of the vehicle. Apart from these, the Maruti Jimny might be coupled with power windows and power door locks.
The Maruti Jimny is an entry-level SUV which has altogether different compact but muscular appearance that is attributed by small and bold front view and flat rear side. The front nose is decorated with essential multi-reflector square headlamps, large bumper and wide air intakes.
Maruti Jimny has very minimal curves or flowlines. The designers of the car preferred to use simple and sober frame job. The SUV features body colour ORVMs without turn indicators. The latter are placed at the side and above the front tyres. The 3 door SUVcan comfortably accommodate 4 passengers inside. The side doors are fitted with power windows while the rear hatch has a fixed windscreen. The rear of the SUV has two tail-lamp clusters out of which the lights located on the upper side are positioned vertically that comprise for the reverse light and brake light. The tail-lights placed at the bumper include turn indicators and additional brake light. The rear hatch comes with a spare wheel that not only provides the Maruti Jimny sporty and true SUV look but also gives you option to use it whenever the need arises. The wheels are 15 inch long to clear off-road terrains quite easily.
The exterior dimensions of the Maruti Jimny read: Length:3570 mm, Width:1600 mm and Height is 1705 mm. It has a short wheelbase of 2,250mm and a turning radius of 4.9 inch to ensure easy cornering and maneuverings. The car comes with 190mm of ground clearance that is much needed in a SUV type of vehicle which is meant for off-roading.
The interiors of the Maruti Jimny are dressed with most common components of cars in India nowadays. The cockpit of the SUV sports two comfortable seats, a standard but easy operational audio and AC cluster and a readable instrument panel. The three spoke steering wheel is power assisted that ensures smooth manoeuvrability. The instrument panel has two round shape dials which display common indications for fuel gauge, high and low beam, speed, rev, etc. The dials have chrome finish lines for better visibility and beautiful appearance.
Maruti Jimny comes with typical AC vents at the both sides of the dashboard and the central space is covered by audio controls/player and AC controls. The dashboard also has a compact glove box and CD box. Its driver seat is fitted keeping ergonomics in mind and can be adjusted manually. The rear seat row can accommodate two people with ease but they need to get in through the front door. Nevertheless, the door has a wide opening for easy access. All the seats have head restraints that are fixed. Back side can be folded to make room for extra luggage.
The entry-level Maruti Jimny is designed in a way to make sure it has space for passengers to sit comfortably and carry heavy and ample luggage inside. All the passengers along with the driver are provided with sufficient headroom, legroom and hiproom; however, shoulder room is not that comfortable as it should be. You can fold back the rear seats that help to put various sized luggage inside the SUV. The front passenger seat can also be slided forward to allow entry and exit for rear passengers. The wide door opening also helps passengers of all ages to enter and exit without trouble.
The interiors of the Maruti Jimny is roomy enough and provides comfortable seating for passengers and ample room for luggage. The designers of the car have taken all the care for making sufficient room for storage and comfy seating. There are four seats for passengers including the driver but the car has only two door for passenger entry while a rear door for trunk.
The entry-level SUV from Maruti, Maruti Jimny might be seen on Indian roads to win the hearts of car enthusiasts. The upcoming Maruti Jimny will sport a 1.5 litre, 4 cylinder, multi-jet diesel engine that is capable of churning out a max power of 85 bhp at 3750 rpm and highest torque of 200 Nm at 1750 rpm. With the help of 5 speed manual transmission, you can touch 0-100 kmph mark in mere 13.5 seconds with a respectable top speed.
The Maruti Jimny comes equipped with a smooth revving 1.5 litre, 1461cc, 4 cylinder, DOHC, multi-jet powertrain that is notable for its quick response and high fuel economy. The vehicle also features part time 4x4 Drive action that makes its performance stable on any kind of terrain. The light weight all-aluminium mill of the Maruti Jimny
Electronic Multi Point Injection (MPI) and electronically controlled Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) technologies promise a high-precision edge.
With the Air Locking Hub, you can switch between 4 WD and 2 WD modes for different kind of surfaces wherein the shifting can be done through the transfer lever. Moreover, high and low settings in 4 WD mode helps to choose between flat surface and off-road slopes respectively produces a top power output of 85 bhp at 3750 rpm and a highest torque of 200 Nm at 1750 rpm. The powertrain output is transferred to its 5 speed manual gearbox by specific chain that results in lower friction and minimum noise without loosing power.
Maruti is believed to introduce its well-famed mini SUV, Maruti Jimny, in India with 1.5 litre, 4 cylinder, multi-jet diesel engine that produces a max power of 85 bhp at 3750 rpm and 200 Nm of peak torque at 1750 rpm. The vehicle will be mated with five speed manual transmission for smooth and agile performance. The body of the SUV and the engine are designed to add lesser weight which would ensure greater fuel efficiency. At this time, any claim or expectation regarding mileage can't be made. The mileage will heavily depend on its total weight, dimensions and other related things in India bound Jimny.Keep visiting this space for more updates on mileage of Maruti Jimny.
The compact, sleek off-roader Maruti Jimny, sports general audio system that is a CD player with two speaker. The simple but classic audio system keeps you entertained while driving. The mini SUV Maruti Jimny comes fitted with a very common AC with vents at the dashboard. It is capable enough to keep the atmosphere cool when you need it badly in scorching heat.
The yet-to-be launched Maruti Jimny comes fitted with sound braking system that not only halts the car instantly but also ensures safety of all the passengers. The front tyres of the Maruti Jimny are loaded with ventilated disc brakes while the rear tyres house drum type leading and trailing brakes.
The vehicle also features standard suspension system that promises smooth journey as well as vehicle stability. The front and rear forks are 3-link rigid axle with coil spring type and do their duty in the desired way.
The Maruti Jimny comes loaded with more or less all the necessary safety features that include ABS, EBD and driver airbags. All the four seats are fitted with head restraints, 3 point front seat belts with pretensioners and height adjustable; the rear seats have 2x3 point seat belts and a centre high mount stop lamp. The SUV is loaded with side door beams to help preserve cabin integrity.
The Maruti Jimny is designed to ensure all-around visibility which allows having an eye on the surroundings and respond accordingly. The large front and rear windshields assist to provide maximum visibility for improved passive safety. Besides this, spare wheel is mounted low to minimise blocking the rear view.
The mighty and muscular small off-roader-Maruti Jimny is assembled with 15 inch wheels for stability and greater grip on the road. The tyres specification read: 205/70 R15. These type of tyres are good enough to take you on rough roads and bad surfaces easily.
Robust design, off-roading capabilities.
Can't be recommended for long drive. The vehicle lacks impressive features which are now available in small cars in India.
The news of a compact SUV concept from Maruti India has been doing rounds, but what is this Maruti SUV concept all about? To steer away any more doubts on the subject, Maruti Suzuki India has introduced the teaser images of the SUV concept in the automobile section of their website. From what we see, the compact SUV concept seems to be more or less similar to the highly successful Suzuki Jimny SUV available in the global markets. The unique looking grille in the Maruti Concept SUV especially looks like it has been taken right from the Suzuki Jimny.
The countdown for the 11th Auto Expo to be held in New Delhi between Jan 05 and 11, 2012 has begun. A massive surge of overseas participation, bigger contingents from Germany and China, besides a strong presence of Indian manufacturers have all resulted in a complete booking of space at the venue -16 halls, the 10 hangers and the outdoor space in total comprising 115000 square meters, Aligning with the theme of ‘Mobility for All”, Mr Rajive Kaul, Chairman, Steering committee, Auto Expo 2012, highlighted during his presentation.
The leading SUV(Sports Utility Vehicle) player in India, Mahindra & Mahindra has recently launched the most awaited off-roader, Mahindra Thar. This new entry in the SUV segment seems to be a threat for Maruti's one of the oldest SUVs, Maruti Gypsy. Maruti Gypsy is also used by the forces and is blessed with excellent performance and powerful engine, but it has not been much impressive with the sales figures.