On the second day of the Auto Expo 2023, Maruti Suzuki on Thursday unveiled the much-awaited Jimny 5 door which will go on sale in the country from May 2023, followed by other global markets.
About the new models:
The company also revealed the Fronx in India and the SUV will be sold through Nexa dealerships.
The Jimny 5-door will be made in India at the brand’s Gurugram plant and will also be exported to other markets. The bookings also opened on Thursday.
The Jimny 5-door has a 1.5-litre NA petrol engine that makes 105 PS of max power and 134 Nm of torque, which can be had with a 5MT or a 4AT with pro all-wheel drive setup.
The SUV measures 3985 mm in length and with a wheelbase of 2,590mm. Its wheelbase is 340mm longer than the 3-door model.
It has a width of 1,645mm and a height of 1,720mm.
Words from Hisashi Takeuchi:
“With these launches, the company aims to take leadership spot in the SUV segment in India by FY 23-24. We have been witnessing a rapid shift in customer preference toward SUVs. I am pleased to share that both our recently launched SUVs, the Grand Vitara and New Brezza, have received a resounding response from the market and are enjoying strong customer demand. Maruti Suzuki has always pioneered game-changer products,and cutting-edge technology and fulfilled consumer aspirations. We are delighted to present two new SUVs today, the new sporty compact SUV Fronx will set the trend for the shape of new SUVs in the country and the much-awaited Jimny with its legendary off-road prowess will be greeted with the same enthusiasm as our much-loved SUVs, Grand Vitara and Brezza,” said Hisashi Takeuchi, MD and CEO of Maruti Suzuki.
More details about the features:
In terms of features, the Jimny 5-door gets SmartPlay Pro+ infotainment system, wireless Apple CarPlay Android Auto, Arkamys sound system with 6 airbags, hill descent control, rear-view camera and ABS.
The other SUV Fronx is expected to have 1.2-litre mild-hybrid engine, making 90 PS and 113 Nm or a new 1.0-litre K10C turbocharged petrol engine that puts out 100 PS of max power and 148 Nm of peak torque.