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Old 25th August 2017, 16:28   #76
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For enthusiasts to cheer - Here are the first pics of next gen Suzuki Jimny seen testing on Public roads.

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The front end reminds me of Jeep Renegrade and rear looks like a first generation Mercedes G class. Not impressed at all.
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Reminds me of the LJ 80V.

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Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy, Aaja Aaja Aaja

Looks SO GOOD. IF only they made this a 4 door and a size wise a little bigger than the Premier Rio, mated this to a 1.3 DDIS, gave it AMT too. MAN, this will be a runaway success. With the potholed roads all over the country, this will hit the sweet spot of 'taking it anywhere, do whatever you want with it' mantra.

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Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy, Aaja Aaja Aaja

Looks SO GOOD. IF only they made this a 4 door and a size wise a little bigger than the Premier Rio, mated this to a 1.3 DDIS, gave it AMT too.
I wonder if 4x4+Low Ratio gearbox is compatible with AMT. Any gyan on this?
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I really like it. Its got a lot of charm!

A modern UV with a compact body on a ladder-frame chassis and permanent 4WD is so hard to get nowadays. And the interior also looks no nonsense.

Please get this here MSIL.
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As Per Motor1.com Suzuki may host the world premiere of the New Jimny in October at the Tokyo Motor Show.
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Suzuki Jimny spied again - Old vs New Jimny.

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Rumours are circulating that the next iteration will be available in either rear-wheel drive or AWD.

The car will carry over its small dimensions, with a length no longer than 3.67 metres and a width of 1.6 metres.
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This will kill Thar if it really does come in India.MSIL should hopefully launch it in 2 door and 4 door versions.

2 door versions could be a hit with millennials and would be a much better lifestyle vehicle than KUV100/Ignis.
This could also be Maruti's answer to likes of Scorpio/Xylo if it comes in 4 door version.
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This will kill Thar if it really does come in India.MSIL should hopefully launch it in 2 door and 4 door versions.

2 door versions could be a hit with millennials and would be a much better lifestyle vehicle than KUV100/Ignis.
At that price it makes sense. It should ideally be priced directly against the Thar. And aimed at the lifestyle crowd.

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This could also be Maruti's answer to likes of Scorpio/Xylo if it comes in 4 door version.
Now that might be too much. Let's not forget that the Renegade might come in soon around the 13L price tag, and from these spy shots - the Jimny looks like an imitation in front of it.

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I have been reading quite a few Jimny vs Renegade comments and would like to weigh in on this for whatever it's worth.

Jimny has a heritage whereas the Renegade has almost none (except for that Jeep moniker on the hood). Jeep Renegade is based on Fiat 500 X platform and is nothing but a car on stilts. All its variants (barring the Trail Hawk) are FWD with “Active Drive” along with Selec- Train Management System that basically sends torque to a wheel when the system detects loss of traction; so much for its 4WD capability. Any off road aficionado wouldn’t be caught dead on even a mild trail in this cross over (it is a monocoque and not ladder on frame chassis like the Suzuki Jimny to take on the rough stuff).

The Trail Hawk version, on the other hand, utilizes an “Active Drive Low” 4WD system that adds a low range and 20:1 crawl ratio. So if you are likely to take the road less traveled once in blue moon I would opt for the Trail hawk version (if FCA makes it available that is).

I compared the weight of these two vehicles and was shocked to see that Renegade comes in at double the GVW at 2,080 kgs (TH, 1,940 kgs for the 4X2 variants) as compared to that of Jimny at 1,040 kgs (current generation).

Even assuming that the next generation Jimny will gain a couple of hundred kgs to accommodate a few of the creature comforts along with a bigger engine and a 5/6 speed transmission, it will still weigh approx. 800 kgs less than the Renegade and that's an awful lot of dead weight to lug around especially on a trail. If Suzuki provides an option of rear diff locks nothing will be able to touch it off road (who says you can’t dream).

In 2015 Motoring Australia did a comparison between Jeep Renegade (Trail Hawk) and current generation Suzuki Jimny for their off road prowess; no prizes for guessing who came out on top.



As far as pricing is concerned Suzuki would do well to price Jimny sensibly so that it undercuts Renegade by at least a lakh of rupees if not more. If we take into account the potential economies of scale (ostensibly 2018 Jimny will be exported to markets around the world from Suzuki’s Indian manufacturing facility) it should not be too much of a task for Suzuki.

No doubt that Renegade will be a better overall/well-rounded vehicle with better on road manners, more creature comforts and supposedly better street cred (especially for the posers who want to be seen in a ”Jeep”); for true aficionados who like to take that steep unpaved trail, it will be Suzuki Jimny all the way if it makes it to India at all, if not then we have our Gypsy(though I’m not sure for how long)/Thar, thank you.

At the end of the day, Jimny is a lifestyle vehicle that in all probability may never appeal to a wider customer base as can be seen from its sales figures around the world wherever it has been on sale in its current avatar for the last 20 odd years.

Its strength has always been its simplicity, legendary off road capability, virtually zero maintenance along with diminutive proportions and off course very competitive value proposition and that is why it has appealed to the weekend warriors in Spain, farmers in Scotland, college students in Wales or sheep graziers in Australia & New Zealand.

Such vehicles will never be able to mobilize the sales numbers that mainstream cross overs will command (just look at Mahindra Thar) and my apprehension is that Suzuki might try to correct that for this iteration of the Jimny, however, going by whatever has surfaced on the web that does not seem to be the case (thank God for that).

In 2017’s India, there is quite a large number of potential buyers with reasonable dispensable income who have more than one car to do the pedestrian stuff such as getting groceries/commuting to office etc. and who are looking for an affordable and rugged 4X4 that has a semblance of reliability with a few creature comforts thrown in for a good measure.

Suzuki Jimny can fill that niche easily that somehow was never completely filled by either the legendary Maruti Gypsy or Mahindra Thar. Bring it on Suzuki…
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So, it looks to me like a better alternative to jeep ( I mean the Mahindra Jeep kind) in India for most folks ! Was just hoping that interior space would be good enough for 4 people to travel. You dont need a crossover if its good for 4 people and one can make do with one of this and a sedan.
What would it be with 1.6 DDiS and very close to 4 mts

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Suzuki's Jimny is definitely there in Maruti Suzuki's product pipeline. With now the spy pics making it rounds , this car will likely be seen here in 2019.
Whether a 4 door version of Jimny in the form of GYPSY, for India, is not yet known.

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Suzuki's Jimny is definitely there in Maruti Suzuki's product pipeline. With now the spy pics making it rounds , this car will likely be seen here in 2019.
Whether a 4 door version of Jimny in the form of GYPSY, for India, is not yet known.
Looks like the wait for an alternate to the Thar/Gypsy has grown longer. I'm not considering the Gurkha as it is not a 'Force' to be reckoned with unlike the two mentioned above.

Unless M&M surprise the market by developing the next gen Thar under wraps and then suddenly springing a surprise in early 2018.

Having said that, it appears that the market for such vehicles is soon going to be buzzing with activity and hopefully, the buyers get a better deal.
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Suzuki Jimny ready for unveil , or is it the new Suzuki Crossover based on Hustler?

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Precursor to the New Jimny!

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