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Old 21st December 2020, 06:39   #421
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If India is the export market for the car, I hope we may see a structurally sound car with all safety features.
Don't worry. After the 'India' specific 'customization', the sound structure would be thrown out of the window, true to Maruti's core values. We all make the mistake of thinking along the same lines, me included - that if an export model is manufactured here, we hope and most times pray that the Indian version to be equally good too in terms of shell structure and safety only to be proved wrong later. Deep down, we know it's not going to bear fruit, no harm though in hoping and praying since no GST or cess is levied for that thankfully.

Case in point is the recent Seltos debacle with 3 stars for Indian version whereas the export model from the very same factory is built differently to score 5 stars. Another one would possibly be Sonet too - though India is the global hub for Sonet production, it may well and truly be an inferior version(body shell) to it's export counterparts, NCAP testing is awaited though.

The Jimny CKD ones for trial may well be a global spec but not the ones that'll hit the Indian market later after all the customary 'customization'. The trials and tests may be to find out how and where it needs to be minified. Come on Maruti ! give us at least one car with it's global spec please

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Old 21st December 2020, 08:55   #422
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If India is the export market for the car, I hope we may see a structurally sound car with all safety features.
Picture the comparison like the Maruti Ciaz vs Honda City. Jimny will be the cheaper SUV with lesser power and features.

If you want the additional power, features, and more capability off road, you’ll pay the premium for the Thar.
Well... Maruti has proved earlier that "Made in India" does not equate to "Made for India". So India being an export hub for Jimny will not have any influence on the safety/structural integrity of their cars sold in India. I will be glad if I am proved wrong.
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Old 21st December 2020, 10:30   #423
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50 Units for Sale for the whole country. The odds of getting one will be like winning a lottery.

How do they sell these limited units? Price at 15- 20 Lac each or ?
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I dislike body-on-frame vehicles in general. However, the Suzuki Jimmy is one rare exception to this. I wouldn't mind buying this little mountain goat if Maruti Suzuki manage to price it well.

Sadly, it looks like Maruti Suzuki aren't interested in numbers from the above plans. I'm hoping against hope that the company takes this car seriously and gives it the attention it deserves.
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@Turbanator - from what I read above, these 50 CKD assembled units are only for display purposes in NEXA showrooms, to evaluate customer interest in the 3 door version. I do not think these are for sale - may be after six months, they may do an online bidding to sell these off

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Can't help but think this is a very shrewd ploy to get footfalls to the Nexa showroom in Q1. If one looks at their current list of offerings, not a single one of them warrant a visit to the showroom. The Jimny can change that.

What's the point in bringing the car to showrooms without anouncing the price or the exact variants?? And I don't think they will be even able to give prospective customers a test drive by this route. What's the point in showing a display car is which like 2 years late now?? I really hope I am wrong and customers will get to drive it at the very least.

I wonder why Maruti is being so risk free and boring?? With the super long wait list for the Thar, the timing couldn't be more perfect for the actual launch and sale of the Jimny.

And I really hope Maruti doesn't take the feedback from the general public too seriously. I really don't want to see an elongated 4 door front wheel drive Jimny with that AMT.
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The Suzuki Jimmy Sierra has a massive cult following in Britain and parts of Australia apart from it's K-class status in Japan. All this is exaggerated by the massive support for the bolt on aftermarket parts available in both markets. People simply love rough,tough, dependable mechanics in compact dimensions + frugal petrol motors, 4wd diff lock .etc makes it a icing on the cake thus the perfect farm daily.
If Suzuki brings it in Indian market I am definitely up for it.
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@Turbanator - from what I read above, these 50 CKD assembled units are only for display purposes in NEXA showrooms, to evaluate customer interest in the 3 door version.
Surely there are much better ways to evaluate customer interest in 2020 than assembling 50 cars and sending them to the dealerships. Sounds weird.
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Jimny is basically a 3 door lifestyle offroader that is quite capable. But how many new Thar owners buy it for its capabilities? The sheer road presence and butch looks are the driving force behind the major proportion of purchases. Obviously, the new Thar is less crude and more civilian which adds to the appeal generously.

Looking at the CKD route, Jimny likely to collide with Thar as far as sticker price goes. 3 Door Jimnys dimensions are (LxWxH) 3645 x 1645 1725mm. For comparison, Thar's dimensions are 3985 x 1855 x 1920mm. Deep dive more, Wagon R's Dimensions are 3655 x 1620 x 1675mm. Maruti advantages will help here despite Wagon R like dimensions but generated hype likely to settle down quickly once people start realizing the size, IMHO
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Why is this car so iconic? Honest question here and want to know. It looks dinky, the engine on paper doesn't seem to be grunty, yet it is loved by many markets.
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Why is this car so iconic? Honest question here and want to know. It looks dinky, the engine on paper doesn't seem to be grunty, yet it is loved by many markets.
This video may be able to give some idea.

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Why is this car so iconic? Honest question here and want to know. It looks dinky, the engine on paper doesn't seem to be grunty, yet it is loved by many markets.
Sure Stribog, although I am no expert myself, here is what I have come to know.

Maruti to finally bring Jimny to India?-3e947e239aa541368672291526662c77.jpeg

These are the cars that stack up against the Jimny.
Source: https://www.carsguide.com.au/suzuki/jimny/vs

In Australia, at the A$25k to A$30k price point, not many cars can provide an affordable compact 4x4 that can go anywhere. The Jimny is cute, reliable and supposedly fun to drive. The Jimny gives a great off-road performance. Basically, it does what is supposed to do. I.e. Fitness-For-Purpose.

Besides that, it’s got 5 decades of heritage!

The new Jimny got a ANCAP score of 3*s but it’s got modern safety features and a bunch of other features that make it feel like a 2020 car.

Why do Indian enthusiasts love the new Thar? There, you get your answer.

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Why is this car so iconic? Honest question here and want to know. It looks dinky, the engine on paper doesn't seem to be grunty, yet it is loved by many markets.

All you said is true but seems like Jimny is like the Xpulse category.

Lightweight offroad capable BSUV maybe? Hope MSIL won't price it above 1 MINR
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Went through the Autocar article. It is a classic click bait!

It is true trial production has started with CKD kits, but that is to check the production readiness. I had read another article by someone at Maruti saying they have no plans for Jimny in India just two days back. Even if they are planning for a 5 door, am sure it is going to be somewhere in 2022 or beyond. Maruti will not be able to sell a 3 door super compact car at 15 lakhs and the volumes will not justify it. Unless they manage to price it within 10-12 (max) Lakhs On The Road price tag.

Edit: If Maruti wanted to gauge interest and potential, they just needed to send the auto expo display vehicles to Metros and Major cities, place it in showrooms for a week or two and do a interest and pricing survey. They could have done this long back, but they are not really interested in small volume vehicles. Look at the way they have been killing small volume models through the years.

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Maruti will not be able to sell a 3 door super compact car at 15 lakhs and the volumes will not justify it. Unless they manage to price it within 10-12 (max) Lakhs On The Road price tag.
Most of us Indians want maximum bang for our buck. Jimny has too small foot-print w.r.t. Thar. So, if its price overlaps with Mahindra Thar (even partially), it is going to be dud on arrival. Customers in this segment don't mind spending 1~2L extra if their heart goes with the product.
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