Maruti Suzuki has shared the first look of the new Jimny at NEXA dealerships across the country ahead of its official launch.
An authorized showroom in Gurugram was chosen to be the first host.
Documenting the unveiling
A video from the YouTube channel ‘Oye Arjun’ has documented the whole ceremony.
A Jimny is seen being unloaded at the Gurugram NEXA showroom.
It is fully covered under a black cloth when unloading from a crane, which is taken off after.
Appearance wise it looks to be pretty big and tall for its compact size, indicating its striking road presence.
In this video, the vehicle sports its signature shade of Kinetic Yellow.
It is expected to be officially launched toward the end of April 2023.
Before this happens, it will be displayed at all the NEXA showrooms across the country to pique public interest and drum up anticipation for its launch.
This car was first unveiled at the Auto Expo in January 2023.
It was showcased beside the all-new Fronx crossover, which is also expected to arrive in the coming weeks.
Bookings now open
This version of the Jimny keeps the classic neo-retro design of the three-door version sold overseas, which has a longer wheelbase and two additional doors for the second row.
After taking off the wraps the carmaker opened bookings at all of its authorized dealer outlets and on its official website.
Maruti Suzuki was tight-lipped about the prices and launch timeline of the SUV.
However, dealerships have confirmed that they will be receiving the first lot in the second half of April 2023.
It is expected to be priced from Rs 10 lakh (ex-showroom).
Interior features include a nine-inch touchscreen display, cruise control and automatic climate control.
Also to look forward to are a touchscreen information display with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, automatic climate control, auto LED headlamps and cruise control.
The five-door configuration enhances practicality despite being a four-seater.
Coming to safety, the Jimny offers six airbags, ABS with EBD, hill-hold assist, electronic stability program (ESP), brake assist and a rearview camera as standard safety features.
The new Jimny will be available solely with a 1.5-liter naturally-aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine.
Transmission options include a 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic.
It churns out 104 PS of maximum power and 138 Nm of maximum torque.
It will be available with Suzuki’s AllGrip four-wheel-drive system as standard.
The carmaker is also working on an electric version of the SUV, but not for the Indian market.
The regular variant arrives in two variants – Zeta and Alpha.
Its main competitors for now appear to be the Mahindra Thar once launched in India and the Force Gurkha.