Maruti Suzuki Jimny Three-Door Variant May Be Launched in India
Maruti Suzuki is exporting Jimny to Latin American countries, Middle East, and African markets.
Maruti Suzuki started the export of Jimny from Indian manufacturing plant in January 2021. Now, the automobile giant is considering to launch its all-terrain vehicle in India.
Currently, the Jimny being manufactured as an off-roader with three doors. But in India’s case, the company was considering to place Jimny as a 5-door, family SUV car. This would definitely help the carmaker in India. But, as per a new report, the company may also launch the three-door version in India. The reports suggest that it might be launched in the latter half of 2021.
The three-door version will be released for off-road car enthusiasts. It will be for a niche segment.
The company is exporting the car to Latin American countries, Middle East, and African markets. When asked about whether the car will launch in India, a company official said that they are weighing ‘the feasibility of it being launched in the domestic market,’ reported PTI.
“We are currently evaluating whether the feasibility of it being launched in the domestic market. As you may recall, we had shown this Jimny at the Auto Expo in February 2020, and we got some really nice response. And we are currently studying the various aspects of the marketing as to when, if at all, we can launch that vehicle in India.”Shashank Srivastava, Executive Director (Marketing and Sales), Maruti Suzuki India
Maruti Suzuki Jimny: Specifications
The three-door variant accommodates four people. However, the boot space provided is just 85 litres. It comes with a 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder engine with mild-hybrid technology, offering 105 hp and 138 Nm torque.
The three-door version also sports features like 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, auto AC, cruise control, LED headlamps and 6 airbags.
In India, Maruti Suzuki Jimny will compete with Mahindra Marazzo, Bolero, and MG Hector Plus.
(With inputs from PTI and Carwale)
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