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Maruti Suzuki displays Japan-Spec Jimny SUV in India at Auto Expo 2020

Nizam Shaikh
Written by Nizam Shaikh

Maruti Suzuki has today showcased the Suzuki Jimny at the Auto Expo 2020. The Suzuki Jimny is an urban utilitarian off-road capable SUV with a boxy timeless design language. Suzuki has showcased the fourth generation Japanese-spec model at their pavilion to gauge and assess response of the Indian consumers.

Starting with the Jimny’s size, the three-door SUV is 3550mm in length, 1645mm in width, 1730mm in height with a wheelbase of 2250mm. The Suzuki Jimny on the outside features an upright fascia with a boxy grille, rounded projector LED headlights, a large air dam on the bumper with a skid plate, bumper integrated fog lamps, flat bonnet design, muscular wheel arches, 15-inch alloy wheels, wheel-mounted sideways-opening tailgate, and bumper integrated combination taillight. 

On the inside, the Jimny features a centrally mounted touchscreen infotainment system, the instrument cluster features an analogue tachometer and speedometer readouts with a digital multi-information display in between them, rotary air conditioning controls, toggle-style switches, and patterned seat upholstery. 

The Suzuki Jimny is powered by a 1.5-litre K15B series 4-cylinder, 16-valve engine that generates 102 PS of power and 130 Nm of torque coupled to a 5-speed manual gearbox and an optional 4-speed automatic transmission. The drivetrain also consists of a part-time 4 wheel drive system (ALLGRIP PRO). The low ratio system can be engaged using a lever between the driver and co-driver when the car needs to traverse difficult terrain. 

The Suzuki Jimny comes with the 3-link rigid axle with coil spring suspension on both the front and rear. The Jimny has short overhangs and for off-road performance comes with 37-degree approach angle, 28-degree ramp break-over angle, 49-degree departure angle and a 210mm minimum ground clearance.

For safety, the Suzuki Jimny comes with advanced features such as DSBS (Dual Sensor Brake Support) which employs a monocular camera and a laser sensor on the front, which scans for potential obstacles (stopped/slow vehicles) and upon detection, first sounds an audio and visual alarm, second deploys brake assist if high collision risk is detected and third it applies strong automatic braking if the risk of collision is even more. The Jimny also features high beam assist, weaving alert (fatigue warning), lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition along with dual airbags, ABS, EBD etc.