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Old 24th May 2023, 14:05   #1636
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Re: Maruti Jimny 4-door @ Auto Expo 2023

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Just because the manufacturer says it OR terms it as a Premium product, it does not automatically becomes one. Does it?
You are 100 percent correct.

The Jimny is the quintessential WW2 jeep of the modern era.
It is a small solid axle 4X4 with a simple engine and transmission (for modern times). That's it & that's all.

The only things that make it modern when compared to the Willys might be the A/C & P/S. But those too are inevitable necessities in this day and age, similar to how a 3 speed gearbox was in those times.

How can Maruti categorise this as a premium vehicle? Its either similar to, or even less of a premium offering than a WagonR and nowhere in/near the league of the Baleno.

I am not too sure about modern car prices, but I believe that for a little over the Alpha variants' expected cost, one can get terrain select, sunroofs, paddle shifters, much much better interiors & seating and the like. I do understand that creature comforts are not what this vehicle is about. I like it for the simplicity and straight forwardness it embodies. Its just that I was thinking about the options most prospecting buyers can have for a little more cash.

Another matter is that there are not many significant changes/additions from the previous gen. Jimny (except maybe the BLD).

This might be one of the last simple and robust 4wd's available in the mass market today. But that doesn't make it premium .
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Old 24th May 2023, 14:05   #1637
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Old 24th May 2023, 15:55   #1638
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Re: Maruti Jimny 4-door @ Auto Expo 2023

Suzuki Eeco base variant is priced at ZAR 19,900 in South Africa which is INR 8.56lac

Suzuki Jimny base variant is priced at ZAR 397,900 converted to INR 17lac.

So can we assume Jimny will be double the price of Eeco in India, that is 5.24 x 2 = 11lac?

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Re: Maruti Jimny 4-door @ Auto Expo 2023

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Re: Maruti Jimny 4-door @ Auto Expo 2023

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Suzuki Eeco base variant is priced at ZAR 19,900 in South Africa which is INR 8.56lac

Suzuki Jimny base variant is priced at ZAR 397,900 converted to INR 17lac.

So can we assume Jimny will be double the price of Eeco in India, that is 5.24 x 2 = 11lac?
In Japan swift starts @1388000 yen & Jimny @1863400. So Swift zxi in india costs 7.58 lks ex showroom, hence Jimny zeta should cost 10.1 Lks
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Old 24th May 2023, 16:35   #1641
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In Japan swift starts @1388000 yen & Jimny @1863400. So Swift zxi in india costs 7.58 lks ex showroom, hence Jimny zeta should cost 10.1 Lks
Jimny sierra is 2 Door :-) hence add 1-1.5 Lakhs extra for 5 Door version with that logic too
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Old 24th May 2023, 17:52   #1642
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Re: Maruti Jimny 4-door @ Auto Expo 2023

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Not true.
Jimny booking stands at 25K.
I checked all this just now.

Im very Tempted to book but am holding off.
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NEXA Experience shows 25k is booking amount for the Jimny.
100% refund on cancellation till the time price is revealed. MSIL/ NEXA do honour that.
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The screenshot clearly says that 500 deduction will only apply if you cancel after price reveal. This is what was told from the beginning.

Just cross-checked with the help of a friend.

New booking amount is Rs 1000/-, No cancellation fee too

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Same documentations were taken at the time of booking and Order number is specified.

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Old 24th May 2023, 18:40   #1643
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Re: Maruti Jimny 4-door @ Auto Expo 2023

Looking at the discussion on price and its premium-ness above, would one drive this in place of a Nexa hatchback in the city ?

For me, I would buy this without thinking since we have multiple cars including hatchback at home and I can use this as daily driver plus when I visit my village and drive around there. Provided the price is same as hatchback.

Its a simple car that can go to hard places and come back. I think Suzuki has been able to keep it simple and get so much in return in terms of off-road ability.
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Re: Maruti Jimny 4-door @ Auto Expo 2023

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Considering all this, how can we justify prices in excess of 10 Lakhs ex-showroom for the base variant?
I was only pointing to the top AT variant and was also considering the additional taxes in Kerala. I also wish pricing will be good so that I don't have to cancel my booking for Alpha AT which was done on Jan 16th.

I agree, with Jimny, we can't be too aggressive on freeways but not all tarred roads are freeways. From my experience with longer wheelbase solid axle SUV's on freeways I believe Jimny 5 door will behave better than the 3 door. Either way, we will get to know more about these on Jan 26th when initial reviews come out.
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Re: Maruti Jimny 4-door @ Auto Expo 2023

Having driven a colleague's two door Jimny outside India almost a decade back, I can safely say that it is a solid off - road performer, even given it's puny size and engine. The ride quality was on stiffer side but the handling was perfect.

My assessment is that this would be suitable for urban people as a second car, who don't want a Thar sized vehicle. This would also be a good first vehicle for those living in mountain towns, as it is easy to navigate in narrow and steep roads. So this car has a niche use case and Maruti may price it at a bit premium to differentiate it from similarly sized city car like WagonR.
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Re: Maruti Jimny 4-door @ Auto Expo 2023

Seeing all the discussion on predicted Jimny pricing, I'm getting more and more happier now because i've a 90% Jimny at 30% of it's price. I'm going to hold her even more tight. Here you go
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Re: Maruti Jimny 4-door @ Auto Expo 2023

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Take a look at this. Curious to know if there would have been any damages? Open image in new window to watch this GIF.

Source : MotorBeam

https://twitter.com/MotorBeam/status...83873154416641
What kind of amateur-hour nonsense is this? Do they think they're testing a Baja-spec dune basher? This is the type of "reviewing" that would get a publication uninvited to future launches.
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What kind of amateur-hour nonsense is this? Do they think they're testing a Baja-spec dune basher? This is the type of "reviewing" that would get a publication uninvited to future launches.
You'd be surprised to know Nexa has shared it as a post on their Instagram handle.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CsnYSuos...RlODBiNWFlZA==
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You'd be surprised to know Nexa has shared it as a post on their Instagram handle.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CsnYSuos...RlODBiNWFlZA==
Of course they did . I wonder how the Suzuki engineers feel about this.

I can almost imagine how this will play out when a bunch of randos try to replicate this on IG and YT for views, only to destroy their suspensions/undercarriage bits. Then they'll make more clickbait "content" blaming Suzuki for faulty construction. All this is to say that our so-called professional auto journalists need to live up to that billing, even if the corporate social media handlers act cluelessly.
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