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2023 Maruti Suzuki Jimny launched in India at INR 12.74 lakh. Overpriced?

Written by Kanad Kalasur

Maruti Suzuki has finally announced the prices of the highly anticipated Jimny SUV. The entry level Jimny Zeta MT is priced at INR 12,75,000 while the top-of-the-line Jimny Alpha AT (dual tone) will set back owners by INR 15,05,000.

Price details of the Maruti Suzuki Jimny

As per the prices released, the automatic gearbox carries a premium of INR 1.20 lakh over the manual across the range. Further, the Apha variant commands a premium of INR 95,000 over the Zeta.

The India’s largest carmaker is also offering a dual-tone option of the Alpha variants. This will cost owners INR 16,000.

Maruti Suzuki Jimny : More Details

The Jimny 5-door was first showcased at the 2023 Auto Expo. The company has garnered over 30,000 bookings for the Jimny since they opened the bookings. In India, the Jimy will head against the likes of the Mahindra Thar and the Force Gurkha in the lifestyle vehicle segment.

In terms of dimensions, the Jimny measures 3,985mm long, 1,645mm wide and 1,720mm tall. The wheelbase is 2,590 mm. It has an approach angle of 36 degrees, ramp breakover angle of 24 degrees and a 47 degree departure angle. The Jimny’s unladen ground clearance is 210 mm.

Coming to the powertrain of the Jimny, Maruti has equipped the SUV with a 1.5-litre petrol engine. This motor develops 103 BHP @ 6,000 rpm and 134.2 Nm @ 4,000 rpm. Maruti is offering a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic to choose from. Also standard is Suzuki’s AllGrip Pro all-wheel drive system.

History of the Jimny nameplate

Back in 1970, the first Jimny was launched in Japan. Since the, the name is synonymous with the car’s go-anywhere capability. In 1980s, Maruti launched the Gypsy in India. A 4×4 system was standard across the range. The Gypsy enjoyed a long production run till 2019. It was so popular that even after the production ended, the Army requested the carmaker to offer them the car.

Varaint-wise ex-showroom prices of the Maruti Suzuki Jimny

Zeta MT – INR 12,74,000
Zeta AT – INR 13,94,000
Alpha MT – INR 13,69,000
Alpha AT – INR 14,89,000
Alpha MT (dual tone)- INR 13,85,000
Alpha AT (dual tone)- INR 15,05,000

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