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Old 5th August 2008, 15:21   #46
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I don't know if it is a real modification or Photoshop'ed but i would prefer the 2 door version. 4 door version will lose the Jimny's character. Also Japanese version styling looks better than European version. Hmmm, if at all maruti releases one or other version. Maruti brand and rugged image will make jimny sell better than fusions, fabias and srvs (considering all are niche products)
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This looks more like an elongated Wagon R with a better GC and larger wheel base.Is it me or does it look like that!

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Gypsy replacement is much awaited by all the 4x4 fans. Anything like Jimny will become a big hit instantly. (But not 4x4 SX4 Hatch, can't call it a compact SUV) Suzuki India is pricing their models fairly well, and they have had success over competition. This will open up a new segment of compact 4x4 SUV in India with a benchmark pricing. Then other companies will get their offerings like Toyota Rush etc.
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There's interesting info on the GLOBAL SUZUKI website. They have an SUV called the XL7 but since the GV is there it makes no sense to bring the larger vehicle now.
The XL7 is a GM/Daewoo product. Shares the GM Theta platform. GM owns a stake in Suzuki.
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Here are some specs. Has PS and a 40 liter tank. Gets about 12.4 city/hwy kpl.
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This looks more like an elongated Wagon R with a better GC and larger wheel base.Is it me or does it look like that!
You're not alone. At first glance, it does look like a widened, elongated, elevated Wagon R with the spare on the tailgate.
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Dan.. i think they are old specs. Suzuki website has quite different specs

JIMNY SPECS

1461cc
63kW @ 3750 rpm
200Nm @ 1750 rpm
FE: 14 - 18 kpl
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Dan.. i think they are old specs. Suzuki website has quite different specs

JIMNY SPECS

1461cc
63kW @ 3750 rpm
200Nm @ 1750 rpm
FE: 14 - 18 kpl
Could be, good find.
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I just hope they first launch the SWB Jimny before year end
I think you're dreaming too much,my friend.

In India, a 2-door vehicle wont do volumes. And Maruti isn't interested in anything other than volumes at less than 10 lakh rupee market.
If they make a 4x4 4 door LWB suzuki in India, it'll eat into the GV sales which wont look lucrative.
Most probably, they'll concoct two extra doors on the current SWB Jimny and sell it.
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Hrag: You are absolutely bang on.
In 2004 they had showcased the Jimny at Koramangala Indoor Stadium in Bangalore - at that time they said it might come out into the Indian Market as a replacement vehicle for the Gypsy.
However, this vehicle is a 2 door and while it has the spare mounted on the rear tailgate etc, actually looks just like a WagonR albeit a slightly bigger version. It probably has been concocted using that same platform.

I used to drive a Gypsy at that time so I went to see what this new beast was like. It looks very cute and I have even seen one or two while travelling abroad - particularly Mainland Europe and the UK, invariably being driven by a lady with one or two little kids in it - possibly on the school run.
In comparison with the current Gypsy however, the only advantage if it can be called that, is a weatherproof hardtop and a slightly more well put together sort of vehicle.
I have no idea what will happen if you throw some rocks at it or take it onto a road with mud, clay and a garnish of slush etc.
But it will certainly be well engineered before it hits the market either as a 2 door or 4 door version, whichever Maruti believes will do better. And if they do launch this with the DDiS engine, it will really become a little baby rock crawler and I would love to own one. Not sure how expensive it will be though!
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I was just wishing a few days back that Maruti would release some sub-10 lakhs diesel (S)UV. If only wishes were horses!
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i wish - this would truly be a good idea to have that SX4 Hatch / Crossover (AWD) version here in India.

but IMO, the Jimny 4WD as is in whatever configuration 2 door or 4 door/5 door if launched in the petrol and diesel variants, will fill up the desperate gap in sub 7-8 lac SUV/ Jeep/ Runabout type vehicles. Provided of course it is priced right.

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Yes, this was my first thought too. I think Suzuki should launch this hatch version of SX4, which looks far better than the sedan version.

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i sincerely pray and hope they bring down a real offroader like the jimny and not launch a softroader like sx4.
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I think we can all dream on.

If Maruthi was serious about offering a good off-roader, all they would need to do is to plonk the diesel engine in the gypsy and add power steering. I would pick it any day over the Gurkha, import diff-locks/lsd and install it in the gypsy. Guys the recreational 4x4 market is a drop in the bucket and Indian manufacturers frankly don't care about this segment. As much as we like to diss Force motors, they are the only ones who offer a product in this category. This is solely because they developed the product for the export market and decided to offer the same product in the Indian market.

We have decent products that Mahindras can launch to fill this niche, but they don't care. Neither does Maruthi. Until the import duties are slashed and more foreign players come in, all we can really do is to modify the existing products to meet our needs. I will bet you guys a 100 bucks that we won't see a diesel Jimny.
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I think we can all dream on. ...Guys the recreational 4x4 market is a drop in the bucket and Indian manufacturers frankly don't care about this segment..


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I think we can all dream on. ...Guys the recreational 4x4 market is a drop in the bucket and Indian manufacturers frankly don't care about this segment.... I will bet you guys a 100 bucks that we won't see a diesel Jimny.
I am willing to bet a 1000 bucks on this


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i sincerely pray and hope they bring down a real offroader like the jimny and not launch a softroader like sx4.
NIP, I dont think the Jimny will be a true off-roader in the same category as the Gypsy.

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