The Lovable Jimny Is Not Coming To India Anytime Soon

Contrary to speculations, Maruti Suzuki has no plans to introduce the mini SUV at least until 2021


  • The Gypsy was discontinued in March 2019 after more than 30 years of production.
  • The Jimny is expected to come with the K15B 1.5-litre petrol engine.
  • India will most likely get a 5-door version.

Various speculations have been doing the rounds of the interwebs stating that the Gypsy replacement, the Jimny, is headed for India, and will be launching soon. While the former is a veracious piece of information, the timeline for the launch was still not clear. From what we know, Maruti Suzuki will indeed bring the Jimny to India, but not anytime soon. The Indian carmaker is most likely to launch the mini SUV by 2021. Even with the extended wait, this is still good news because after pulling the plug on the venerable Gypsy, Maruti Suzuki now has a huge void which can only be filled by the Jimny. 

The current fourth-gen Jimny stays true to its roots and has been in production since 2018. When introduced in India, it might be  powered by the K15B 1.5-litre unit which is rated at 102PS and 130Nm of torque, mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. And power will obviously be sent to all four wheels. 

The Jimny also gets more creature comforts unlike its rudimentary predecessor. We will get a longer version with 5 doors in comparison to the Kei car-like version on sale in Japan.

We are ready to wait for the SUV, provided Maruti Suzuki doesnt tamper around with the recipe to make it appeal to a wider audience. Like the Gypsy, the Jimny also has its own quirks and unique traits that make it stick out from the crowd. And we do hope it revives the Gypsy name when the SUV debuts in India.

Source: V3Cars

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