With the Maruti Suzuki Jimny about to be released in the Indian market, the off-roader’s waiting period has already reached six months, with pre-orders open.
The Maruti Suzuki Jimny 5-door is probably one of the most anticipated launches of 2023 and was recently unveiled worldwide at Auto Expo 2023. The off-roader has been unveiled in a five-door configuration and will be launched first in India. by different markets. Conversely, the three-door Jimny was launched internationally first, and likely won’t make it to the Indian market. The newly unveiled Maruti Suzuki Jimny was spotted wearing only steel rims and no alloy wheels in the base version. Jimny is available in two variants, Zeta and Alpha.
Expectations are rather high for this compact off-roader, but thanks to Gypsy ancestry and testimonials from Jimny owners from abroad, the Jimny is getting a warm response from Indian audiences. The company began taking reservations for this five-door off-roader when it unveiled the SUV at Auto Expo on January 12, and since then, the Maruti Suzuki Jimny has received more than 9,000 orders in less than 10 days.
2023 Maruti Suzuki Jimny 5-Door: Price
The release date for the 2023 Maruti Suzuki Jimny 5-door is said to be February 11 according to one of the dealer-level sources. SUV reservations are already open at all Nexa dealerships nationwide. Also, the starting price of Jimny will go up from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 12-13 lakh.
2023 Maruti Suzuki Jimny 5-Door: Dimensions
Yes, Jimmy looks compact but not disproportionate. In terms of numbers, it is 3985 mm long, 1,645 mm wide and 1,720 mm high. The wheelbase length is 2,590mm, and the ground clearance is 210mm. The Jimny’s boot space is 208 liters, but its square shape makes it easy to swallow a few suitcases. Jimny is also a lightweight vehicle weighing just 1,200kg.
2023 Maruti Suzuki Jimny 5-Door: Design
When I first saw the 2023 Maruti Suzuki Jimny 5-door, the words that came to mind were cute, compact and capable. It may not have the road presence of Thar, but it has the road presence that stock gypsies had. The box-shaped design keeps things mostly upright. And the Jimny was designed using scales, except the headlamps were circular. Overall, the design looks attractive and there are many color options as well.
2023 Maruti Suzuki Jimny 5-Door: Interior
The interior is the same as the 3-door model up to the first row, except for the larger 9-inch touchscreen infotainment unit. There is enough space around the second row for two adults to ride. It also has a rather practical boot space. The Jimny comes standard with six airbags, along with a host of features like headlamp washers, hill hold control, hill hold assist, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and more.
2023 Maruti Suzuki Jimny 5-Door: Specs
Under the hood is a 1.5L 4-cylinder NA petrol that produces 104.8 PS of peak power and 134.2 Nm of peak torque. Available in 5-speed MT and 4-speed AT. Besides, Jimny’s off-road characteristics are very strong. There is a three-link suspension for solid axles at both ends. It has a lockable center diff with a low range transfer case.