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Old 3rd March 2021, 04:09   #526
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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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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.
As someone who owns two Thars, I will buy a Jimny if it is offered in India. Both manufacturers are looking toward the export market. Maruti Jimny brings good parts and service, a history of dependibility. No, it isn't a Thar but Mahindra has built and priced the Thar right out of reach of a lot of Indians. Mahindra needs to get its corporate head out of its tailpipe and make good rugged, simple, inexpensive vehicles with four wheel drive. They have sold a lot of them in the last 60 years. It's time they remembered who brought them to the dance.
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Old 16th March 2021, 13:35   #527
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The very first pics of the 2022 Jimny, probably that could be a platform for the 5 door variant. Camouflage says it all.

Suzuki Jimny LWB Spied, Platform Testing For 5-Door Jimny?

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The test unit shown in these images shows a significantly longer wheelbase than the conventional Jimny , so it is a long wheelbase variant, although it still has the 3-door configuration and also does not mount the second row seats , so in theory the entire rear area is empty, as in the recently presented Suzuki Jimny Pro commercial. For the rest, it does not show any more news, since bumpers and optics seem to be the same as the version we already know.
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the first set of spy images of what looks like an extended wheelbase version of the Suzuki Jimny has arrived from Southern Europe.
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the fully disguised test prototype has only three doors as in the existing model and the rear seats cannot be seen either. Suzuki could be testing the Jimny LWB to bring out a five-door variant or it could spawn a commercial pickup truck version.
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More of the latest variant of Jimny being tested.

- Exclusively to be Made in India

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The Internet's favorite little off-roader, the Suzuki Jimny, is already offered in several lengths depending on the market
-the long-wheelbase configuration will pay dividends in terms of rear legroom and possibly enable a slightly more spacious cargo area.

- whether Suzuki is also planning a pickup considering the Jimny Survive concept for the Tokyo Auto Salon ?

- In an ideal scenario, the Jimny LWB will have a more efficient (and powerful) engine than the lethargic 1.5-liter naturally aspirated mill ?

- This version with rear doors will be assembled in India by using kits imported from Japan

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- In an ideal scenario, the Jimny LWB will have a more efficient (and powerful) engine than the lethargic 1.5-liter naturally aspirated mill ?

- This version with rear doors will be assembled in India by using kits imported from Japan

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The imported version would be unlikey to see any engine changes but given the rumours of Maruti being on the verge of bringing back its diesel, I hope they plonk the torquey diesel in this one. I just cannot get on board with petrol SUVs.
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The break over / ramp over angle is completely messed in this configuration while trying to keep the departure angle good plus more legroom (?).
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Why are they trying to make a bolero when we already have one?

Or is this to compete with the toofan?!
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The break over / ramp over angle is completely messed in this configuration while trying to keep the departure angle good plus more legroom (?).
Going to have to see it. It might suffice for most of India's application. I am more concerned whether the motor can move this extra bulk.

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Why are they trying to make a bolero when we already have one?

Or is this to compete with the toofan?!
The old Bolero may be about to join Elvis and the other dinosaurs, sad to say.
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The imported version would be unlikey to see any engine changes but given the rumours of Maruti being on the verge of bringing back its diesel, I hope they plonk the torquey diesel in this one. I just cannot get on board with petrol SUVs.
Maruti Suzuki will definitely be brining the 1.5 diesel into their lineup. The absence of diesel engine has hurt sales of vehicles like Brezza where competition like Hyundai has half of its sales in the SUV segment as diesel.
Without a diesel engine, Jimny is dead before arrival
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Going to have to see it. It might suffice for most of India's application. I am more concerned whether the motor can move this extra bulk.
Maruti's BS6 1.5 Diesel (another unicorn) should be just right for the Jimny if it ever gets sold here. While they are developing a LWB variant adapting the vehicle to take a similarly sized Diesel engine should also be on the to-do list, unless they are extremely myopic.

Even if it doesn't the 100BHP 1.5 petrol mill should be able to move the LWB Jimny better than what the 85BHP 1.3 did powering the Gypsy. But being a Maruti how much more can it weigh for an extra foot in length

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Suzuki Jimny Sierra( 5 door) specs leaked :

Dimensions, mm : 3850 L x 1645 W x 1730 H ( 5 door)
3550 x 1645 x 1730 (3 door)

Wheel base, mm : 2550 ( 5 door)
2250 (3 door)

Vehicle weight : 1190 kg ( 5 door)
1090 (3 door)

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But being a Maruti how much more can it weigh for an extra foot in length
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Suzuki Jimny ( 5 door) specs leaked :

Dimensions, mm : 3850 L x 1645 W x 1730 H ( 5 door)
3550 x 1645 x 1730 (3 door)

Wheel base, mm : 2550 ( 5 door)
2250 (3 door)

Vehicle weight : 1190 kg ( 5 door)
1090 (3 door)
Looks like I was spot on with the length and the weight
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Suzuki Jimny Sierra( 5 door) specs leaked :
Pretty decent specs & dimensions I suppose if at all this leak is true. Pricing plays an important role here. Maruti shouldn't get greedy on the following and price this exorbitantly. Should be priced within Thar range. And I hope this launches through Nexa. I can't enter Arena with S-Presso sitting there .
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Wheelbase of 2550 mm seems to be bit more on 3850 mm long vehicle. All other 4000 mm crossovers have wheelbase 2500 mm (apart of ecosport and wrv). Why need of longer wheelbase on comparetively smaller vehicle??
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Wheelbase of 2550 mm seems to be bit more on 3850 mm long vehicle. All other 4000 mm crossovers have wheelbase 2500 mm (apart of ecosport and wrv). Why need of longer wheelbase on comparetively smaller vehicle??
One reason is that this being directed towards off-roading, the longer wheel base makes the approach and departure angles larger, thus making it easier to drive in such terrain.

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Looks like I was spot on with the length and the weight
Sankar, pls also share about launch dates. There are many people waiting for it

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Sankar, pls also share about launch dates. There are many people waiting for it
Don't we all love a little Jimny in our life? I do.

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Wheelbase of 2550 mm seems to be bit more on 3850 mm long vehicle. All other 4000 mm crossovers have wheelbase 2500 mm (apart of ecosport and wrv). Why need of longer wheelbase on comparetively smaller vehicle??
Increase in wheelbase is 25cm for a length increase of 30cm. If wheelbase is reduced it will put more body beyond the wheels at the back. With the body at the same height (also the vehicle height) as the 3 door a reduction in wheelbase (retaining same overall vehicle length) will reduce the departure angle of the vehicle. So they sacrificed some breakover angle for a better departure angle. Apart from that the longer wheel base will put the wheel wells farther behind which will liberate some space for the rear passengers. Better on road manners also.

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