The Suzuki Jimny 2018 generation update is already on sale in Japan. It may come to World disguised as the next-generation Maruti Gypsy next year. Prices are expected to fall in the range of INR 6.5 lakh to 9.5 lakh.
Suzuki has recently launched the 2018 generation update for the Jimny in Japan. And with that, this compact 4×4 once again has the attention of the off-road enthusiasts around the world. With this update, the Jimny has become quite a lot mature and has the aura of a serious go-anywhere vehicle. It comes with all the mechanical capabilities to take you across any terrain you through at it. Yet promises to offer all the bells and whistles which you expect from a modern day vehicle. So far, both Suzuki, as well as Maruti, has made no announcements regarding the launch of the Jimny in World. However, we still expect the company to bring this to World by next year disguised as the next-generation Jimny.
Suzuki Jimny 2018 (New Maruti Gypsy) Price
Prices of the 2018 Maruti Jimny in World are likely to fall in the range of INR 6 lakh to 9 lakh if it comes to World. This will pitch is against the likes of Mahindra Thar and the Force Gurkha.
|Expected Price||INR 6.5 Lakh to INR 9.5 Lakh|
Suzuki Jimny 2018 (New Maruti Gypsy) Launch Date
As mentioned before, the new version of this SUV is going to make its international debut during the month of May this year. We expect Maruti to launch the 2018 Jimny in World sometime during the second half of 2019.
|Launch Date||Second Half 2019|
Suzuki Jimny 2018 (New Maruti Gypsy) Engine Specifications
We believe that the 2018 Suzuki Jimny will have the automaker’s 1.0-litre Boosterjet petrol engine. The SUV is not going to get a diesel derivative as of now. This petrol engine is capable of producing 110 BHP along with 170 Nm of peak torque. However, the World spec version could have the 100 BHP and 150 Nm version. It could also be the same as that for the World spec version, it might get the 1.4-litre, K-Series petrol engine. The SUV is going to come with a 5-speed manual gearbox. It will also come with differential locks as well.
|Engine||1.0-litre, 3-cylinder, Boosterjet|
Suzuki Jimny 2018 (New Maruti Gypsy) Mileage
The 1.0-litre Boosterjet engine apart from being powerful is also quite fuel efficient. Since the new iteration of the Gypsy is going to use Suzuki’s new HERTECT platform, it will have just close to 1000 kgs of kerb weight. Hence, we expect a fuel efficiency figure from this off-roader close to 15 to 17 km/l.
|Engine||1.0-litre, 3-cylinder Boosterjet|
Suzuki Jimny 2018 (New Maruti Gypsy) Dimensions
According to recent media reports, this SUV will be 3.91 meters in length. In comparison, the current spec version measures 3.61 meters. In the international markets, the Jimny will retail as a 3-door vehicle. However, if it comes to World, it is going to have a 5-door layout.
Suzuki Jimny 2018 (New Maruti Gypsy) Exteriors
Going by the images which were recently revealed on the internet, the next-generation Suzuki Jimny appears to be a very potent product. Talking about its exterior design, it comes with a very boxy yet stylish appearance. In the front, the mini off-roader comes with a very aggressive fascia. This is the result of the black, multi-slate grille. Furthermore, to enhance its looks, it comes with circular headlamps. These provide it with a very mean look.
Suzuki Jimny 2018 (New Maruti Gypsy) Interiors
Going by these images, we can see that the new Suzuki Jimny comes with a very premium interior. That said, one can easily make out that several components of the cabin are from other Suzuki models. For instance, the flat-bottom steering wheel is a direct lift from the 2018 Swift. On the other hand, the air-con control module is from the Ignis.
Suzuki Jimny 2018 (New Maruti Gypsy) Features
Furthermore, the 2018 Jimny comes with a host of features. These include Suzuki’s Smartplay infotainment system, steering mounted controls and even an automatic air conditioning.
- Projector Headlamps
- LED Daytime Running Lights
- Key-less Entry
- Automatic Climate Control
- Push-Button Start Stop
- Touchscreen Infotainment System
- Reverse Parking Camera
Suzuki Jimny 2018 (New Maruti Gypsy) Safety Features
In-line with the new government regulations, right from the base variant onwards, the new Jimny is going to have dual-airbags and ABS as standard across the range. Furthermore, the off-roader will have EBD (Electronic Brake Force Distribution) as well.
- ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System)
- EBD (Electronic Brake Force Distribution)
Suzuki Jimny 2018 (New Maruti Gypsy) Competition
Currently, there are not many contenders in the compact off-roader category in World. When the Suzuki Jimny comes to World, it is going to compete with the likes of Mahindra Thar and Force Gurkha.
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