Maruti Suzuki will announce the prices of the Jimny five-door on June 7 and the day prior, Honda will unveil the Elevate midsize SUV
In the domestic market, Maruti Suzuki will announce the prices of the five-door Jimny lifestyle off-road SUV next week while the Honda Elevate will make its global debut. Here we have brought you all the key information:
1. Maruti Suzuki Jimny:
The five-door Jimny made its global debut at the 2023 Auto Expo in January and its bookings have already crossed the 30,000 mark. The lifestyle off-roader has larger proportions than the international-spec model and is spacious and more practical as well without compromising its off-the-tarmac abilities. It will be retailed in Zeta and Alpha variants.
It won’t have any direct rival in India upon arrival and will likely be priced at around Rs. 10.5 lakh and it may go up to Rs. 13.5 lakh (ex-showroom). The Maruti Suzuki Jimny is based on the fourth-generation global Jimny and retains all of its design cues. It is also the most advanced Jimny ever made in terms of features and technologies offered.
It will be equipped with a 1.5L four-cylinder K15B petrol engine with idle start/stop technology. The powertrain develops around 105 PS maximum power and 134.2 Nm of peak torque and is linked with a five-speed manual transmission or a four-speed torque converter automatic unit, transferring power to all four wheels as standard through the Suzuki AllGrip Pro 4WD system.
2. Honda Elevate:
Honda Cars India will host the world premiere of the Elevate on June 6, 2023. The five-seater will compete directly against Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder, Skoda Kushaq, VW Taigun, MG Astor and others. It will have an overall length of around 4.3 metres and will sit on the same platform as the latest City.
It will come with upmarket features like ADAS tech, a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto interface, possibly a digital cluster, automatic climate control, single-pane sunroof, a 360-degree camera system, wireless charger, etc. It will be powered by the familiar 1.5L four-cylinder VTEC petrol engine kicking out 121 PS and 145 Nm, mated to a six-speed MT or a CVT. It draws design from the global CR-V and WR-V.