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Old 23rd January 2023, 14:02   #376
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I had a very bad experience in September 2022 for Grand Vitara. The NEXA dealership insisted I need to take that car without even seeing or taking any TD. The Grand Vitara was way above my budget when the price was revealed and I cancelled it. I can't buy a commodity like car with a price tag of 19 lakhs without sitting inside or having a test drive. I did send emails to the people who were in the escalation matrix. But MSIL never bothered to reply.

I was surprised to see someone's post that Maruti Suzuki regional sales office enquiring about their Jimny bookings.
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This seems to be the trend now-a-days.

For Jimny too, currently bookings are done without test drives or displaying the car in the showrooms.Situation is slightly better as at least those lucky can now see the vehicle at the Auto Expo.
Further there are also many professional reviews available online for the 3 door Jimny to give some idea. So the situation is a little better.
Many of the 3 door Jimny international reviewers have mentioned the car to be lackluster on paved roads including ride and handling and also noise isolation is not up to mark making the long distance driving tiring. Such limitations can only be checked after the test drives.
I believe the Jimny for many and more so for auto enthusiastic Bhpians carry more of an emotional quotient and is an object of desire type situation etc.
One more thing noticed is, the car internationally has a big waiting period and buyers struggle to get hold of one. India is indeed lucky to get a new 5 door model with hopefully reasonable waiting times.

When I booked it, the showroom said they will refund full amount in case the Jimny does not appeal after seeing it or for any other reason. This is some saving grace in the end.
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Here it is: Scroll down for the Instagram video.

https://www.zigwheels.com/news-featu...comfort/48560/
Jimny lacks seat height adjuster even in top model displayed in Expo. I guess default setting has freed up enough headroom. Headroom should be least of worry in this. It is the shoulder room that is quite limited. It's almost rubbing the co passenger even for average built.

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It's almost rubbing the co passenger even for average built.
The inherent narrowness of the Jimny causes this.
Same thing with the Gypsy too.
Indians have gotten larger and wider in the last 30 years for sure.
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That's my kind of a commercial, thanks for sharing.

For some reason, this gives me vibes of 'new' Safari ad. It's a long one, more of a story than an advertisement. Gets me every single time.

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Here is a well balanced review which is well worth watching, in my opinion.

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To my old non-PC mind, ever since I saw the question, I have only one answer that comes to mind! I don't think TBHP allows suc terms on the forum!

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Does the Indian Jimny have ADAS features. Seems like the International version has Lane Assist, Automatic Emergency braking and a couple of more aids.

I haven't seen anything about the same for the Indian 5 door version or have I missed anything?

For reference here is the official page showing the ADAS features of the International Jimny under the Safety section.

https://www.globalsuzuki.com/automob.../jimny/#safety

Do we miss out on all these in order to keep the cost low?
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-Jimny campaign will be largely digital, but going forward we will have to create that imagery because the emotive stuff in the stories is more to do with the videos. So, videos in digital as well as on television is something that we will do.

- Jimny seems to have already established clearly in the minds of people as a brand. The brand positioning here is much clearer – authentic, off-roader lifestyle. Feel the task for brand positioning for Jimny is a little easier because people know about it. Therefore, just need to do that nudging part and sustain it.
After establishing the legacy, the authenticity, and the off-roading capabilities, the next level of the campaign will be to encourage people that nothing can stop the Jimny and that it will go beyond anything.
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What does this really mean? The buyers who booked the Jimny and the prospective buyers can't see the Jimny physically and there won't be any test drives, just like what they did for the Grand Vitara?
I guess it will be something around this line, bringing the Jimny connection with Gypsy legacy and slowly building the brand.

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Does the Indian Jimny have ADAS features. Seems like the International version has Lane Assist, Automatic Emergency braking and a couple of more aids.

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Do we miss out on all these in order to keep the cost low?
If it was there, those would have been highlighted heavily. Reckon it is not there to keep offerings to a price level, as you said.
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Hello ,
I am not sure the booking nos can give a real picture about the wait times or line up.
I booked on 18th Jan but my No is ending with 1278, a few hundreds before yours. Went to the dealer a while ago to pick up the receipt and SA said showroom has no clue about schedules.
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Any update on your booking? Did you check at the regular showroom or NEXA?
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I wrote this in one of the Group thought to mention here also.

In 1989 Gypsy LWB sold to a large extent, at that time it was made due to army requirements and today if you think samurai would command same value in India , I doubt .. gypsy mod had rear doors also. Atleast the Fauji ones.

The value LWB had in all spheres was no hindrance to any challenge thrown at it ; in today's day and age we feel swb would be more practical. Aussies are asking for 5 door because they also want their buggy to be little more utilitarian while been fun with friends.

If we are solely talking about weekend off-road event and trails yes SWB is way way more efficient , basically a off-road go cart.

SWB on demand booking should be present , they simply have to change inventory allocation

What I feel is all market of 5 door will be serviced from India and 3door from Japan

So Philippines goes back to procuring from Japan and Australia gets the jimny from India and similarly for other places
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Seen this Jimny TVC?
What I found amusing is with all those international storylines and locations, with a rugged model looking out at "his" Jimny and it being shown driven all over, the number plate is still an "HR 26 TC" temporary registration! Details!!
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Suzuki should launch this green. Whenever I see it, my heart skips a beat
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Suzuki should launch this green. Whenever I see it, my heart skips a beat
From the earlier posts, it seems this green colour will be reserved for the defence forces use in India. It will not be made available for private usage.

Chiffon Ivory or a shade of Sand Brown/ yellow would have been good. I could see many chiffon Ivory Jimny in YouTube videos. Perhaps this is most favourite in Philippines and South Africa, next to the Jungle Green colour.
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Suzuki should launch this green. Whenever I see it, my heart skips a beat
Awesome colour!
In India I believe they are launching it but only for the Armed forces.
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