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Old 6th February 2021, 19:38   #511
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Anybody know when we might actually be able to throw down money and buy one? I would like to know so that its delivery day does not fall on the same days that they deliver my G-Wagon and my Bentley Flying Spur.
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First official communication about Jimny being evaluated for India:
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We are currently evaluating whether the feasibility of it being launched in the domestic market. As you may recall, we had shown this Jimny at the Auto Expo in February 2020, and we got some really nice response. And we are currently studying the various aspects of the marketing as to when, if at all, we can launch that vehicle in India,
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It is a small addition to our exports. And in our overall volume, the fraction would be even smaller. So how much it impacts? I think we still need to take some time and understand. But overall, in terms of volume percentages it is not very high

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They must be cursing internally looking at the numbers of THAR. What stopped them to launch a 3 Door version is a mystery. But they being giant can do anything, the way they gave Hyundai and Kia a free run.

Had somebody taken the efforts to develop a local grand vitara 5 years before, they could have restricted Koreans.
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What stopped them to launch a 3 Door version is a mystery.
I believe that is just Maruti being Maruti. And perfectly in line with mind boggling decisions one after another. Them and Toyota, they just leave you scratching your head. Market is hot, if not sustainable over long term they would have certainly cashed in on current wave bolstered by Thar. Pfft.
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I believe that is just Maruti being Maruti. And perfectly in line with mind boggling decisions one after another. Them and Toyota, they just leave you scratching your head. Market is hot, if not sustainable over long term they would have certainly cashed in on current wave bolstered by Thar. Pfft.
I think itís time we move on from the Jimny. Itís launch has been teased since the last gen and to be honest, Maruti would overprice it anyway. The Thar is a better product anyway and might as well that the Jimny doesnít steal its thunder!
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Do yourself a favour, Maruti. Just forget it. The market has moved on. You can't match Thar's dual fuel, dual roof, dual transmission variants anyway. Besides, SUV is all about macho butch looks and your Bonsai SUV would be just no match for Thar, however capable Jimny maybe.
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First official communication about Jimny being evaluated for India:
Finally a whiff of some good news.
Given a choice I would choose the Jimny over Thar. This gen Jimny already is a modern classic and has better offroad credentials than Thar. If they launch an MT is a given so I pray they do oblige the AT crowd too. Size be damned can be a blessing in disguise.
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My preference is of course a Jimny any day over that new SUV named Thar. Either Jimny or a last batch Thar DI should do. I've no heart to drag around all that new gen bulk when I'm out and about. Both Jimny and DI can give me the blank canvas to electrify later as well. The market is very much there, just looking for the light. I just hope they get around to release the 3-door.
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Three door and 5 door Jimny for India:

- Maruti Suzuki would need additional volumes, and thanks to the opportunity of building the Jimny in India for exports, the Jimny seems to be finally on track for a market launch in India.

-In addition to the standard three door version, a made-in-India five-door Jimny is in the works too and this model will be primarily targeted for the Indian market.

- The Jimny 5-door will be no different to the 3-door model as far as underpinnings go. It will also be built on a ladder-frame chassis and employ four-wheel drive with low-range transfer case.


- Jimny will be sold via Maruti Suzuki's premium Nexa dealership chain.

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Like @Sankar and@SandyX I will wait it out for the Jimney, once MS starts evaluation let's hope against hope to get to see this by diwali.

A 1.2L or 1.5L 4◊4 AT 3 door will be on my wishlist.
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They must be cursing internally looking at the numbers of THAR.
Well said. The Thar has 39,000 bookings and these bozo's still evaluating whether to launch the Jimny in India.
Basically this company has lot's of Govt Babu's who only know the 800 and the alto.
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Why is that whatever I wish to own never gets released here in India . Renegade now this hype around Jimny.

There's a ray of hope for Renegade through PSA- FCA merger.
https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/india...ml#post4997241 (Jeep B-Segment Compact SUV: Here are more details)
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Maruti Jimny 3-Door India Launch During 2021 Diwali.

- the 3-door will be introduced as a lifestyle product to serve a niche segment.



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How are you sure, that the Jimny launched here will be same as the one sold internationally?

The structural differences between the European and Indian Ignis launched by the same brand is noticeable, the side impact protection beams are first one to get annexed. The features getting deleted are something to write a page about.
Absolutely true! A friend who used to work at an automobile manufacturer's competition assessment lab told me that how stripped down the cars are on Indian roads, devoid of basic safety. His main job was to buy competitor cars and strip them to the last bolt and do analysis on each component including structural strength. Not only Maruti but every single automobile major has been laggard on safety. Now that Tata and Mahindra have started to showcase their 5star ratings hopefully the Indian mindset would strike a balance between mileage and safety.
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Made-in-India Suzuki Jimny spotted en route to being exported out of the country.

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