Country’s largest car maker Maruti Suzuki is set to release its new powerful off-roading SUV Maruti Jimmy in the domestic market soon. Although the company has started production of a three-door version of this SUV in India, it is being exported to other countries. The five-door version is almost ready to be released to the Indian market.
According to a report published in Autocar for the launch of the SUV, Shashank Srivastava, Executive Director of Sales and Marketing at Maruti Suzuki India, said, “We are working on marketing projects and will launch this SUV.” It is clear that the company will soon sell it.
There has been no official response from the company regarding the launch of the SUV in the Indian market. A company official has said that the possibility of launching this SUV in the past is being looked at. But for the first time, by proposing marketing plans, Shashank Srivast has given the company a clear indication that it is ready to launch in the market here.
According to media reports, the company is currently evaluating the price of this SUV so that it can be released to the market with the right price. Its launch date has not yet been determined, but experts say it could be introduced early next year. No information about this has yet been officially shared.
What is the new Maruti Gym:
The company used the 1.5 liter K15B petrol engine in this SUV. You can find this engine in new vehicles like Bresa, Ertiga and Ciaz in the market. This engine is compatible with a 5 speed manual and 4 speed torque converter gearbox. On the other hand, it has features like 6 airbags, ISOFix child seat mounts, autonomous emergency braking system (AEB), seat belt reminder, lane assist system.
The long wheelbase version of the gym is based on the Sierra model and is 300mm long. Better cabin space available inside the SUV. Recently, a report about the size of this SUV has leaked, which according to it is 3,850mm, width 1,645mm and height 1,730mm. It also has a 2,550mm wheelbase and 210mm ground clearance.
What’s the price:
It’s hard to say anything about its price before the Maruti Gimney launches. However, experts say the company could release it in the market between Rs 10 and Rs 12 lakh. After coming to market, this SUV will compete with models like Mahindra Thar and Force Gorkha. However, for safety’s sake, this SUV only got a 3 star rating on the Euro NCAP crash test.