Maruti Suzuki has released a teaser of an upcoming car, which is the most awaited Jimny SUV, through the instagram handle of Nexa. The tagline used in the teaser is “This Just In! A wild adventure ride has been seen passing through different terrains! One question is, which car is this?”
Maruti Jimny Teaser
The teaser shows the tire marks of the car on the off-road/desert trail which leads us to believe that the car could be nothing but the upcoming Jimny SUV. While the company manufactures the 3-door version of the SUV at its Manesar, Haryana plant, it is exported to the world markets. India, on the other hand, is expected to get a longer 5-door version of this SUV, which is currently in development.
Competitors of Jimny
In India, Mahindra has already launched its new generation Thar SUV, and the new generation Gurkha has also been launched recently. Maruti’s upcoming Jimny SUV will give direct competition to both the hardcore off-roaders. The new India-spec 5-door LWB version of the Maruti Suzuki Jimny is expected to go on sale in the country in 2022.
Some Engine Specification
The international-spec Jimny comes with a 1.4-litre mild-hybrid turbocharged petrol engine, however, for India, a 1.5-litre K15B petrol could be used. The same engine is also available in Maruti’s existing Vitara Brezza, Ciaz, Ertiga and XL6 cars. This engine is rated to produce a maximum power of 103bhp at 6000rpm as well as 138Nm of peak torque at 4400rpm. The engine will come mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox and an optional 4-speed automatic torque converter transmission may also be offered.