According to a fresh media report, Suzuki is planning to launch a new mini SUV in India based on the fourth-generation Jimny Sierra. The new mini SUV from the Indo-Japanese carmaker will be the successor to the aging Gypsy. While there is no official word on the same, the new mini sports utility vehicle might debut at the 2020 Delhi Auto Expo, followed by its launch.
Maruti Suzuki’s new mini SUV will be designed and developed to appeal the rural market. Aiming to price it aggressively, the carmaker might produce the vehicle locally in the country. The new mini SUV is likely to share most of its design bits and features with the Jimny Sierra.
Reports suggest that the new Suzuki Jimny might make its way to India sometime next year. Its production could start at the carmaker’s second Gujarat based plant. If launched in India, the Suzuki Jimny might come with a 1.2L petrol engine, sourced from the Swift hatchback. A smaller capacity 1.0L petrol engine that also does duty on the Alto K10 might also be on offer. Read – New Suzuki Jimny Gets 3 Star Rating In Euro NCAP Crash Test
Based on a ladder frame chassis, the new Suzuki Jimny comes with a host of advanced features such as SmartPlay infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, satellite navigation, dual SRS airbags, ABS with EBD, lane departure warning, vehicle stability control, reverse parking camera, Isofix child seat mounts and brake enabled limited slip differential system.