Major positives & negatives of the Maruti Suzuki Jimny

Much like the Thar its a simple vehicle, no bells & whistles. What you see is what you get.

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Congratulations on getting your Jimny! Nice to hear from a fellow Thar CRDE owner.

Positives -

  • The suspension is way more comfortable than the Thar. I have done some long drives 500 to 700 km covered in a day and you don't feel fatigued
  • Safety features like the 6 airbags
  • The overall fit, finish, and experience of Japanese engineering, with no rough or unfinished parts
  • Much like the Thar it's a simple vehicle, with no bells & whistles. What you see is what you get.
  • Basic stuff like Apple car play, Android Auto, and Screen are company-fitted
  • A very good AC and heater, I have the Zeta model, and currently, it's over 45 degrees in Delhi, and it's working very well. The heater worked well in -1 in Lahaul Spiti last month
  • 5 Doors with proper seating in the rear and decent boot space. I did an airport run last night, the boot took 1 full-size suitcase, 1 medium suitcase, and 1 full-size suitcase on the rear seat.


  • There is a slight lack of power in this engine, it's not a deal breaker. But coming from the Thar which had immediate power on tap and so much low-end torque, you will miss those extra BHP
  • Lack of storage space inside the cabin for bottles, phones, et
  • It looks smaller than it actually is, it's only when you are seated inside you realise how much space the Jimny has.

I drove it up to Darcha and Bara Lacha Pass on the Manali-Leh highway in mid-May and the vehicle had no issues, this included driving through fresh snowfall.

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