New-generation Suzuki Jimny and Jimny Sierra SUVs went on the sale in Japan early this July. While the former has been priced between 14,58,000-19,06,200 JPY, the latter is retailed in the price range of 17,60,400-20,62,800 JPY. Reports suggest that the all-new Jimny will also make its way to the Indian market. The fourth-generation Jimny (new Maruti Suzuki Jimny 2019 in India) will be introduced as a lifestyle product, and is reported to come as a replacement to the Maruti Suzuki Gypsy.
For the record, Suzuki claims that the new Jimny has “authentic off-road functions” and its “performances have been enhanced” with a newly-developed 1.5L engine. While the global-spec Jimny is a three-door SUV, the India-bound version will be a four-door version with five-seats layout. Based on the neo-retro design approach, the new Maruti Suzuki Jimny 2019 has witnessed a complete makeover along with a pack of new comfort features. Dimensions have also grown in size. For enhancing its off-road capabilities, Suzuki has introduced the AllGrip pro all-wheel-drive system and the advanced limited slip differential on the SUV. Read – Upcoming Maruti Cars In India
Before we get into all the details about the next-generation Jimmy, let us give you a little bit of background about this car. The Jimny is a compact off-road SUV that has been into production for over 35 years now. The first generation Jimny model, LJ10 (Light Jeep 10) was launched in 1970, and the current global model is the third-generation model of the SUV. For people not in the know, the popular Suzuki Gypsy is the long wheelbase version of the second-generation Jimny.
New Maruti Suzuki Jimny 2019 Features
– Round LED headlamps
– Front grille with vertical openings
– Flared wheel arches with dark plastic cladding
– Touchscreen infotainment system
– Automatic climate control
– Digital driver information display
– Dual sensing brake support
– ABS + EBD
– Shock absorbing seat design
– Forward braking assist
– Electronic stability program
– Six airbags
– Suzuki’s AllGrip pro system
* Please note that the aforementioned features are of the Japan-spec model.
New Maruti Suzuki Jimny 2019 Launch
The new-generation Suzuki Jimny recently launched in the Japanese market. If online media reports are to be believed, the SUV will also hit Indian shores sometime next year. However, there is no official word about it India launch. Read – New Maruti Suzuki Ertiga 2018 Pictures & Details
New Maruti Suzuki Jimny 2019 Price
|Minimum (expected)||Rs 5.70 lakh|
|Maximum (expected)||Rs 7 lakh|
If launched in India, the new Maruti Suzuki Jimny 2019 will come as a lifestyle vehicle replacing the aging Gypsy. In terms of design and features, however, it will be more upmarket than its replacement. In Japan, the new Jimny and Jimny Sierra are offered in the price range of 14,58,000-19,06,200 JPY (Rs 9.06 lakh – Rs 11.85 lakh) and 17,60,400-20,62,800 JPY (Rs 10.94 lakh – Rs 12.82 lakh). Check Out – Maruti e-Survivor Pictures & Details
Reports suggest that India might serve as production hub for the SUV and is likely to export the vehicle to select South East Asian and European markets. If the carmaker produce the SUV in India with high-level of localization, it is likely to be priced competitively. Prices of the new Maruti Jimny 2019 in India might fall between Rs 5.70 lakh – Rs 6.40 lakh (ex-showroom).
New Maruti Suzuki Jimny 2019 Exterior
The new Maruti Jimny 2019 will make use of the ladder-chassis platform, and continue to carry the conventional boxy utility vehicle stance. Though, Suzuki will employ the neo-retro design approach to give it a refreshing look. Some of its design bits seem derived from the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen and the Land Rover Defender. Sporting the large front bumper with big airdams, round LED headlamps and fog lamps, clamshell bonnet, a five slate grille with vertical openings and steep windshield, the face of the car looks more aggressive than the old model.
The Maruti Jimny 2019 has minimal curves and flow lines. The side profile looks simple, but it gets a prominent squared-off wheel arches. The SUV gets flat roof, squarish windows and trapezoidal wheel arches. Other design highlights include body coloured ORVMs, turn indicators on wheel arches, 15-inch or 16-inch black five-spoke alloy wheels, drip rail, rounded taillamps, and pronounced wheel arches. Read – Maruti Ertiga Based Crossover In The Works
New Maruti Suzuki Jimny 2019 Dimensions
Unlike the global model that has three-door layout, the India-spec new Maruti Jimny 2019 will be a 4-door extended wheelbase model. Despite the extended wheelbase in India, the vehicle will fall under sub-4 metre category. Compare to the Jimny Sierra, the 2019 Maruti Jimny is shorter and narrower measuring 3395mm in length and 1475mm in width. The latter also sits lower than the former. The ground clearance of the Jimny stands at 205mm.
New Maruti Suzuki Jimny 2019 Interior
Interior of the new Maruti Jimny 2019 receives comprehensive changes. The four-door (as expected) India-spec model is likely to have ample headroom and legroom space for both front and rear occupants. With respect to features, the new-generation SUV is more loaded than the outgoing version. Some of its key features include a flat-bottomed steering wheel, touchscreen infotainment system, a twin-pod instrument cluster, cockpit inspired lower centre console switchgear, round climate control knobs and side air vents and rectangular centre air vents. Read – 2018 Maruti Ciaz Facelift – All You Need To Know
The dashboard design seems simple and features round air-con vents. The central console also gets retro-styled buttons, while the instrument console also gets round shaped dials. The new Maruti Suzuki Jimny 2019 also shares some of its styling bits with other Suzuki models. For the safety provision, the Japan-spec model gets six airbags, ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brake-Force Distribution), dual sensing brake support (DSBS), electronic stability program (ESP), forward braking assist, shock absorbing seat design and hill start assist features. It also adopts the Suzuki Safety Supper preventive safety technology. However, the feature list of the India-spec version might vary. Check Out – Maruti Future S Concept Pictures & Details
New Maruti Suzuki Jimny 2019 Engine Options
|Specifications (Expected)||New Maruti Jimny 2019|
|Engine||1.0-litre Boosterjet Petrol|
|Gearbox||5-speed MT / 6-speed AT|
In the Japanese market, the new Suzuki Jimny 2019 is available with a 0.7-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine. The top-end Jimny Sierra, on the other hand, comes with the naturally-aspirated 1.5-litre, three-cylinder petrol powertrain. Both the motors are offered with a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic transmission options. Talking about the power and torque figures, the 0.7L and 1.5L engines deliver 63bhp with 96Nm and 100bhp with 130Nm respectively. Built on the ladder-frame chassis, the SUV also gets Suzuki’s AllGrip Pro system that is essentially the advanced version of Suzuki’s AllGrip 4WD tech. It also comes with the advanced limited slip differential. All these features enhance its on-and-off-road performance. Read – Maruti Suzuki To Launch Toyota Corolla Based Sedan In India
For the Indian market, Maruti Suzuki might use the advanced Boosterjet turbocharged petrol engine. This powertrain will help the carmaker improve vehicle’s performance and fuel efficiency, while reducing its CO2 emissions. It’s the same motor that does duty to the Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS. It delivers a maximum power output of 100bhp against a peak torque of 150Nm. Delivering power to the front wheels will be a 5-speed manual gearbox.
The carmaker might also offer a more powerful 1.4-litre Boosterjet petrol engine on the 2019 Maruti Jimny. The SUV could also get a new automatic gearbox and the AWD (all-wheel-drive) system. Reports suggest that Gypsy’s replacement might also be offered with a diesel powertrain. Official engine details of the vehicle will be revealed near its launch. Read – 6 Reasons Why Everyone’s Buying The All-new Maruti Swift
New Maruti Suzuki Jimny 2019 Mileage
Maruti cars have always been known for their high fuel efficiency and the new Maruti Jimny 2019 won’t be an exception here. While the specifications of the SUV are yet to be revealed by the carmaker, it is reported to use 1.0L Boosterjet petrol engine. With this powertrain, the vehicle is likely to offer a mileage around 16kmpl on urban roads and 20kmpl on the highways.
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Based on ladder-on-frame platform, the new Suzuki Jimny 2019 SUV will be equipped with Suzuki's new AllGrip pro all-wheel-drive system. It is reported to launch in India as a replacement to the aging Maruti Suzuki Gypsy.