Maruti’s Jimny priced at Rs 12.74 lakh ex-showroom; check specifications

The long-awaited Maruti Suzuki off-road vehicle will sell at a starting price of Rs 12,74,000 (ex-showroom) from Maruti’s Nexa outlets, the company said in a BSE filing. Jimny will be available for delivery starting Wednesday, June 7th.

Announcing the pricing of the Jimny, the Managing Director and CEO of Maruti Suzuki India said, “We are delighted to introduce the legendary Jimny, an icon of adventure, to the Indian market. With its timeless design and exceptional off-road capabilities powered by Suzuki ALLGRIP PRO (4WD) technology, the Jimny breaks stereotypes More than five decades since its global debut in 1970. The launch of the Jimny (5-door) marks a significant milestone in our SUV range and will play an important role in achieving our goal of becoming the largest SUV maker in the country. It has been well received by potential customers and critics alike. We are confident that Jimny will empower customers to explore uncharted territories and power through all obstacles with a #NeverTurnBack attitude.”

Price details

Variable Rate (INR) Variable Rate (INR)

MT Zeta 12,74,000 Zeta at 13,94,000

Alpha MT 13,69,000 Alpha AT 14,89,000

Alpha MT (dual tone) 13,85,000 Alpha AT (dual tone) 15,05,000

Gemini engine

Powered by a 1.5-liter K-series engine that produces 105 hp at 6,000 rpm and 134 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm, the Jimny returns a fuel efficiency of 16.94 kilometers per liter (kmpl) for the manual transmission and 16.39 km per liter for the manual transmission. in the automatic transmission. This engine has been used in a number of other Maruti cars such as the Brezza and Ciaz and is known to be an efficient and refined machine.

Jimny infotainment system

While the Jimny is designed to be a full-time off-roader, it also comes with a 9-inch screen that offers wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.

Jimny’s off-road capabilities

The Jimny has an approach angle of 36 degrees, a ramp break angle of 24 degrees, and a departure angle of 47 degrees. All of these numbers indicate that the Jimny is a capable off-road vehicle that can handle challenging terrain with ease. It has a ground clearance of 210 mm.

Maruti Suzuki (MS) is betting big on Jimny and this is evident from the fact that the company has developed a five-door extended version mainly for the Indian market, adding 300 mm to its length. MS clearly wants to present the Jimny as a full-fledged family car with serious off-road capabilities.

Jimny vs. Thar

Mahindra launched its two-wheel drive Thar for customers who aren’t into serious off-roading but still want a tough-looking and bold SUV. Given this preference, the two-wheel drive Thar was launched with an introductory price of Rs 9.99 lakh. Presently, Thar 2WD starts at around Rs 10.50 in ex-showroom.

Compared to the Jimny, which starts at Rs 12,74,000, the Thar 2WD is a more affordable car. On the other hand, with all-wheel drive capability and a five-door cabin layout, the Jimny may emerge as the more practical of the two. Maruti’s more refined and fuel efficient engine may also attract buyers.

Maruti is looking to capitalize on Indian customers’ love for SUVs. With Jimny, Maruti wants to achieve more than she did with Gypsy by really making it a mass marketing vehicle.