In response to Maruti Suzuki’s manufacturing information, one unit of the Suzuki Jimny was produced in India throughout September 2020
The Suzuki Jimny was first showcased in India, earlier this yr, throughout the 2020 Auto Expo. The SUV managed to draw a variety of consideration from onlookers throughout the occasion. A couple of days after that, we had been the primary to report that the corporate was readying a manufacturing line for the Jimny at its Gurgaon facility. Now, it looks like Maruti has lastly rolled out the primary unit from its manufacturing facility, albeit on a trial foundation.
In response to Teambhp report, Maruti Suzuki is testing out a pre-production mannequin of the Jimny, which was assembled regionally in India. In September, there have been stories that Maruti had imported a couple of CKD kits for the Jimny, and this mannequin appears to be certainly one of them. The corporate’s present plan consists of importing parts from Japan and assembling the automobile in India for export.
Nonetheless, Maruti has been in talks with native distributors to supply parts regionally as properly. The Japanese-owned Indian carmaker has said that India will turn into the only real hub for the manufacturing of Jimny by 2023. Presently, the SUV is manufactured solely at Suzuki’s Kosai plant, in Shizouka, Japan.
The plans for a five-door, long-wheelbase model of the SUV haven’t been dropped both. A number of stories declare that Maruti will likely be growing the five-door Jimny in India, solely for our market (the three-door mannequin received’t be launched right here). The Jimny may very well be launched in India beneath the long-lasting ‘Gypsy’ nameplate.
The international-spec Suzuki Jimny is powered by a 1.5-litre, naturally aspirated, inline-4 petrol engine. This motor is able to growing a most energy of 102 PS and a peak torque of 130 Nm. Transmission choices embody a 5-speed guide and a 4-speed torque-converter computerized, and all-wheel-drive system is obtainable as commonplace. In India, this engine may get changed by the Ok-series unit (105 PS/138 Nm), which powers the Ciaz, Vitara Brezza, S-Cross, and Ertiga.
The Maruti Suzuki Jimny is anticipated to enter the Indian market subsequent yr. Upon launch, it received’t have any direct opponents right here, nonetheless, it is going to function a more-affordable various to the Mahindra Thar and the upcoming Power Gurkha BS6.