The country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki is set to launch its new powerful off-road SUV Maruti Jimmy in the local market soon. Although the company has started production of the three-door version of this SEV in India, it is being exported to other countries. The five-door version is almost ready for launch in the Indian market.
According to a report published in Autocar, Shashank Srivastava, Executive Director, Sales and Marketing, Maruti Suzuki India, said, “We are working on a marketing plan to launch this SEO as well. From this it is clear that the company will soon supply it for sale.
So far no official comment has been received from the company regarding the launch of this SUV in the Indian market. Earlier, a company official had said that the market was looking at the possibility of bringing SUVs to the market. However, mentioning the marketing plan for the first time, Shashank Srivastava has given a clear indication that the company is ready to launch it here.
According to media reports, the company is currently evaluating the price of this SEV so that it can be launched in the market with the right price. Its launch date has not yet been set, but experts believe it could be launched early next year. Although no information about it has been officially shared yet.
What about the new Maruti Gymnasium:
The company has used a 1.5 liter capacity K15B petrol engine in this SUV. You can also find this engine in new vehicles like Breza, Ertiga and Ciaz in the market. This engine comes with 5 speed manual and 4 speed torque converter gearbox. On the other hand, it has 6 airbags, ISOFIX child seat mounts, autonomous emergency braking system (AB), seat belt reminder, lane assist system.
The Jimmy long wheel base version will be based on the Sierra model and will be 300mm long. Due to which better cabin space can be found inside the SUV. Recently, a report was leaked regarding the size of this SUV, according to which its length will be 3,850 mm, width 1,645 mm and height 1,730 mm. Other than that it will have wheelbase 2,550mm and ground clearance of 210mm.
How much will it cost:
It is difficult to say anything about the price of Maruti Jimmy before the launch. However, experts believe that the company can launch it in the market for 10 to 12 lakh rupees. Once on the market, this SUV will compete with models like Mahindra Thar and Force Gurkha. However, in terms of safety, this SUV got only 3 star rating in Euro NCAP crash test.