We have come up with a rendering of a four-door Jimny to match your fanatical excitements and it could become reality in the near future
If you are an off-roading enthusiast, chances of falling in adoration with Maruti Suzuki Gypsy is extremely high. The compact go-anywhere machine has its persistent fan following and it has been around for too long. It is an icon in its own right and the very reason why Maruti Suzuki could be finding it hard to make a replacement.
Worry not! A suitable successor has been found but whether Maruti Suzuki will consider it or not is still up for discussion. There were encouraging signs when the Jimny was said to be considered as a lifestyle product for India and it could be entering local manufacturing in the near future. If it turns out to be the case, there is an all-new generation bracing its entry into international markets and its initial impressions are far too uplifting.
The Jimny is a legendary off-roader and has accounted for a large share of Suzuki’s global sales. After decades, it has received a brand new version with improvements seemingly everywhere. The exterior has taken inspiration from the Mercedes G-Class and the modern interior comes packed with several connectivity features while maintaining the authentic off-roading dose.
It will be offered in two configurations: a standard Jimny and the Jimny Sierra with upgraded cosmetic bits. The new-gen will go on sale in Japan before spreading its wings to other markets later this year or in early 2019. We have come up with a rendering of a four-door Jimny to match your fanatical excitements. The digital image does make the new Jimny conventional while retaining all the other design elements.
To be successful in the Indian market, practicality is a key factor and the render addresses that perfectly. Moreover, the buyers will look to use it on daily basis while getting away for some off-roading run during the weekends. It retains round-shaped headlamps, vertical grille slats and sporty bumper.
Maruti Suzuki could utilise its small capacity petrol and diesel engines to power the four-door Jimny and it could kick start a new trend of affordable off-roading SUVs. It will be positioned above the Gypsy due to its farm and function and could act as a rival to the upcoming Jeep subcompact SUV.