Is 2023 Maruti Suzuki Jimny really an off road SUV?

2023 Maruti Suzuki Jimny in Sizzling red with black roof
Jimny in Sizzling red with black roof Image credit: Maruti

2023 Maruti Suzuki Jimny is a cult classic off-roader that has been loved by enthusiasts around the world for its go-anywhere capabilities and retro styling. This rugged off-roader is sure to turn heads with its boxy design and iconic round headlights. But it’s not just all about looks, the Jimny is also packed with features that make it a capable off-roader.

2023 Suzuki Jimny Design

The Jimny’s exterior design is both retro and modern. The Maruti Suzuki Jimny is a small, boxy SUV with a classic off-road design. It has a short wheelbase, a high ground clearance, and a steeply raked windshield. The Jimny is also known for its round headlights, which have become its signature feature. In 2023, Jimny is available in a variety of colors, including white, black, silver, and orange.

The Jimny is available in both 3-door and 5-door body styles. The 3-door is the more traditional Jimny, while the 5-door is a newer addition that offers more space and practicality. But 3-door is currently not available in India.

The Jimny is not too big and not too small. It has the perfect dimensions for both city and off-road driving. The SUV is 3985 mm long, 1645 mm wide, and 1720 mm high, which means it can easily fit in tight parking spaces and maneuver through narrow roads. It also has a generous wheelbase of 2590 mm and a high ground clearance of 210 mm. This makes it stable and agile on rough terrains.

The Jimny can accommodate four people comfortably, with enough space for their luggage in the boot. The boot space is 211 L, but it can be expanded to 332 L by folding the rear seat. The Jimny also has a hard top and a tailgate-mounted spare wheel, which add to its style and functionality.

2023 Jimny’s Engine, Transmission and performace

The Maruti Suzuki Jimny is powered by a 1.5-liter petrol engine that produces 102 horsepower and 130 Nm of torque. This engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission or a 4-speed automatic transmission.

The Jimny’s engine is not the most powerful on the market, but it is sufficient for most driving needs. The Jimny can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in about 12 seconds. It has a top speed of about 90 mph.

The Jimny’s transmission is smooth and responsive, and it helps to make the most of the engine’s power. The manual transmission is the better choice for enthusiasts who want more control over the driving experience. Whereas the automatic transmission is a good choice for those who want a more relaxed driving experience.

Maruti Suzuki Jimny Interios and features

The interior of Maruti Suzuki Jimny is a blend of simplicity and functionality. The all-black cabin theme with brushed silver accents gives it a sporty and elegant look. The dashboard features a rectangular shape with circular AC vents and a grab handle on the co-driver side. The Jimny also comes with a nine-inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, allowing you to enjoy your favourite music and navigation apps on the go.

The steering wheel is leather-wrapped and has mounted controls for audio and phone. The front seats are near flat reclinable and offer ample comfort and support for long drives. The rear seats can be folded to expand the boot space from 211 L to 332 L, making it ideal for carrying your luggage and camping gear. The Jimny also has luggage hook screw holes for securing your items in the boot.

The interior of Maruti Suzuki Jimny is designed to make your journey comfortable and convenient, whether you are driving in the city or exploring the outdoors.

Safety features

2023 Maruti Suzuki Jimny is not only a fun and capable SUV, but also a safe one. It comes with a host of safety features that protect you and your passengers from various risks on the road and off it. One of the most important safety features of the Jimny is the 6 airbags that cover the front, side and curtain areas of the cabin. These airbags can reduce the impact of collisions and prevent serious injuries. 

Another key safety feature of the Jimny is the Brake (LSD) Limited Slip Differential, which helps you maintain control and traction on slippery or uneven surfaces by distributing the braking force to the wheels that need it most. The Jimny also has ESP with hill hold assist and hill descent control, which assist you in climbing or descending steep slopes without losing balance or speed.

The Jimny also comes with ALLGRIP PRO technology, which is a proper 4×4 SUV as standard. This technology allows you to switch between different drive modes depending on the terrain and conditions, such as 2H (high range 2WD), 4H (high range 4WD), 4HL (high range 4WD with locked centre differential) and 4LL (low range 4WD with locked centre differential). 

Other standard safety features onboard the Maruti Suzuki Jimny include ABS with EBD, brake assist function, side-impact door beams, seatbelt pre-tensioner and force limiter for the front occupants, three-point emergency locking retractor seatbelts, engine immobilizer, ISOFIX child seat anchorages, and a rearview camera.

2023 Jimmy in Kinetic Yellow with Bluish Black Roof
Jimmy in Kinetic Yellow with Bluish Black Roof

Variants, colors and price

2023 Maruti Suzuki Jimny is offered in 4 variants namely Zeta, Alpha, Zeta AT, and Alpha AT. The Zeta and Alpha variants come with a manual transmission, while the Zeta AT and Alpha AT variants come with an automatic transmission. The Zeta variant is the base model, while the Alpha variant is the top model that offers more features and comforts. The Jimny also has two dual-tone color options that are available only in the Alpha variant.

The Jimny is available in 7 colors – Bluish Black, Kinetic Yellow with Bluish Black Roof, Sizzling Red with Bluish Black Roof, Nexa Blue, Sizzling Red, Granite Gray, and Pearl Artic White. The dual-tone color options are Kinetic Yellow with Bluish Black Roof and Sizzling Red with Bluish Black Roof.

The Maruti Suzuki Jimny price in India is expected to start from ₹ 12.74 Lakh for the Zeta variant and go up to ₹ 15.05 Lakh for the Alpha AT dual-tone variant. These are the ex-showroom prices in New Delhi, and they may vary depending on the location and taxes. Suzuki Jimny faces direct rivalry from Mahindra Thar and Force Gurkha.

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