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Old 16th March 2023, 19:05   #811
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Re: Maruti Jimny 4-door @ Auto Expo 2023

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Though it is a compact car, the Jimny's brochure mentions a turning radius of 5.7 meters! That is almost first-gen Thar territory. Not expecting a Wagon-R/Ignis type of ease in congested turns. Yet, it is a bit concerning for a daily driver.
It is interesting to note that the international 3 door version of the Jimny has a turning radius of only 4.9 meters.

Why does it become 5.7 m in the 4/5 door Indian version?
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Re: Maruti Jimny 4-door @ Auto Expo 2023

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It is interesting to note that the international 3 door version of the Jimny has a turning radius of only 4.9 meters.

Why does it become 5.7 m in the 4/5 door Indian version?
Longer wheelbases usually have larger turning radius.
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Old 16th March 2023, 19:20   #813
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It is interesting to note that the international 3 door version of the Jimny has a turning radius of only 4.9 meters.

Why does it become 5.7 m in the 4/5 door Indian version?
I suppose is the same back when Suzuki samurai got short and long chassis,

The chassis is longer, but steering parts are the same
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Re: Maruti Jimny 4-door @ Auto Expo 2023

Jimny's schedule shared by Nexa Dilshad Garden , Delhi
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Re: Maruti Jimny 4-door @ Auto Expo 2023

Always expected the turning radius to be big for this small car. Its about the same as Fortuner (5.8M), about a foot larger than Crysta (5.4M) and two foot larger than Gypsy (5M).

The closed knuckle ball type front axle limits the amount by which the hub can turn; and the increased wheelbase makes the circle larger.
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Old 16th March 2023, 20:50   #816
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Re: Maruti Jimny 4-door @ Auto Expo 2023

I went, I saw, and I really liked (most of) it.

Believe comments with each image will be the best format here.
Sorry about the lack of logical flow here, but the content submission UI...

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Nexa dealership opposite Bristol Hotel, Gurgaon. The vehicle was drawing crowds even on a working day. The dealerships will really need to brace for tomorrow evening. Apparently the car will not be on display over the weekend and will move on to another dealership.

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Love the squat dimensions.

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Engine bay. I wish there was a bigger heart here, but then I also wish I was sipping champagne on a yacht off Amalfi instead of being a pinball in Gurgaon.

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Straight up view of the bay.

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Love the projector headlamps. Hope the fog lamps come as LED accessory.

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She goes commando.

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Headlamp washers.

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The no-undergarment theme continues.

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Boxy is the new black. Love the form.

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Beautifully proportional.

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Expecting a car-wash startup at Shark Tank real soon.

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Also, I don't know how will these corners get cleaned post an off-road session.

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Tinted windows. Extremely useful.

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50:50 split. I don't know how the whole flat-lay talk came about, but this does not look encouraging for sleeping bag deployment.

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170cm / 5'7" dot. Snug, but comfortable.

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Electric adjustment is for people who choose either comfort or off-roading capability. Or have enough money to afford both.

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Thar vibes. No declaration of where it was proudly made. Sad (I'm kidding).

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Pocket friendly G-Wagen

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Wipers from the "El Cheapo" bin.

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Water bottles? You will only drink from the fresh springs when you take it to the nearest trail. Once back, at the car wash, where you will spend a lot of time.

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in my defence, there was a vlogger right behind the person taking this picture.
Pic to provide an idea about how tall the car is.

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No height adjustment. Steering adjustment only for tilt.

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A half-covered dead pedal. But a dead pedal nevertheless.

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The gypsy and the swift had a baby...

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Perfect visibility of the bonnet for 5'7"

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The aesthetics department won only one war on the inside. The wrapped steering wheel.

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Knobs and dials and buttons. Brilliant.

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Hardly any chrome. Good.

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If you keep asking for a car from the 80s, you'll get a car from the 80s
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Old 16th March 2023, 21:41   #817
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Old school cool

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As there cannot be enough rattles in an off-roader, you get an unlined glovebox. Don't think it's cooled either.

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These come from the same bin as the wipers. But the wipers are useful.

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At least you get to check your sun burnt face.
(By-the-by, is there any aftermarket solution to extend the sun visors?)

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Sunburn check - driver version

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The old school theme continues.

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Sensibly enough, one at the back as well.

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No brand speakers?

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I wear US size 7.5 shoes. Space looked comfy enough. Could be a bit tight for bigger sizes.

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Throwback to Gypsy times. Including the setter things.

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Manual dimming IRVM

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Fuel cap release. I drive a 2016 Brezza on the regular, and given how many parts are near similar, I will have no trouble transitioning between cars (if I do).

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The wheel cover will not be standard.

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The rear wiper.

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Rear camera placement

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Thar killer with the actual usable boot space.

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You all may bring on the baggage jokes.

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PLEASE use protection. This scares me to look at.

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I don't know anything about these things. But assumed someone will.

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ref. above.

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More for the technically inclined.

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An upgrade you should budget for to begin with.

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I apologise about all the protection remarks. This makes up for everything!

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And finally. One from the top.
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Re: Maruti Jimny 4-door @ Auto Expo 2023

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Old school cool
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And finally. One from the top.
How is the build quality? Do the panels feel flimsy like the cheaper Maruti's? I can assume the Jimny will not be built like the Thar for sure.
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How is the build quality? Do the panels feel flimsy like the cheaper Maruti's? I can assume the Jimny will not be built like the Thar for sure.
The paint quality looked pretty decent. The panel gaps etc. came across as consistent. The built seems bantam weight, but not flimsy.

The only big concern I felt on the outside was the hood. I noticed that once it is popped up and on its support stalk, it has a lot of flexibility / movement in it. Not a great indicator of solid built in my opinion.

However, If you're looking for great plastics and interiors, look elsewhere. It's extremely, and sometimes disappointingly basic.

However, the way this thing looks, I am willing to overlook the latter to a large extent.
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Re: Maruti Jimny 4-door @ Auto Expo 2023

I also went late evening with my 10 year old kid. He loved the car, though now he wants it in same color as jimny on display. Mahindra showroom is right next, so thought to check Thar, again. I somehow think no one cares there. We stood there for 5 mins and no one came to attend to us. (may be I should carry wands of money in my pocket to show that I am serious buyer). Even if I buy Mahindra, it won't be from concept automobile for sure.

Now waiting for pricing to be out, if its worth the money or Maruti shot itself in the foot with their pricing.
Jimny is definitely a looker than all SUVs on the road, but they could have spent little extra on the interiors. There was huge crowd, but most people were exploring it as a family car and not a serious offroader, so comfort should have given some extra points to jimny.
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Perfect. A bluish black one with black steel rims and 215 section BF Goodrich please. And then you are ready to arrive in Shangri La in style. Bonus is it will take you to those white peaks that they show on TV. Smitten. The only Maruti i liked since the first gen Swift came to make my college wet dreams come true.
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Re: Maruti Jimny 4-door @ Auto Expo 2023

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50:50 split. I don't know how the whole flat-lay talk came about, but this does not look encouraging for sleeping bag deployment.
Thanks a lot for so much information. Just wanted to ask how tough or easy is the ingress compared to Thar which needs one to really climb high to get in.
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Thanks a lot for so much information. Just wanted to ask how tough or easy is the ingress compared to Thar which needs one to really climb high to get in.
Very easy. Faux SUV easy. It's a big positive.
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Re: Maruti Jimny 4-door @ Auto Expo 2023

Maruti usually prices their products competitively. They have a great understanding of the market. They took their own time to develop 5 door model and after seeing it in person, we can see now that 3 door could have faired poorly vs Thar just because of the size.

Don’t know yet how a 4-door Thar will compare with this but Maruti will be safely doing 4-5000 numbers a month just because of those extra doors they enter into the mainstream.

So I won’t worry about prices unless they factor in the initial euphoria and all the curiosity they have generated and price higher than Thar.

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Maruti usually prices their products competitively. They have a great understanding of the market. They took their own time to develop 5 door model and after seeing it in person, we can see now that 3 door could have faired poorly vs Thar just because of the size.

Don’t know yet how a 4-door Thar will compare with this but Maruti will be safely doing 4-5000 numbers a month just because of those extra doors they enter into the mainstream.

So I won’t worry about prices unless they factor in the initial euphoria and all the curiosity they have generated and price higher than Thar.
On one video the salesman was seen saying it’ll be surely priced lower than thar. For reference, Thar Petrol top end AT is 16.7 Ex. Which IMHO will be too much for the Jimny considering diesel thar (granted no 4x4) is coming for 9.99.

I just hope it’s priced lower than GV entry/mid variants. Zeta manual at 9.99 will be killer. Anything lower is also great.

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