The name Jimny holds strong brand value, as it has been a well-established off-road capable SUV in foreign markets. It comes from the same brand that produced the iconic Gypsy.
Buyers will be attracted to the reliability, good resale value, and lower maintenance costs, which are the highlights of Maruti Suzuki.
The boxy design, resembling a G-wagon, is a head-turner. It's built on a ladder-on-frame chassis, making it a capable SUV. The compact dimensions of the Jimny also aid its off-road performance.
The Jimny features a 100 hp 1.5L K15B petrol engine, known for its usability and reliability. It also has a very good power-to-weight ratio, thanks to its light chassis. The ALLGRIP PRO 4X4 system comes standard. The Jimny is available with a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic gearbox.
The light chassis, compact dimensions, and the K15B engine make it a fun SUV to drive. The Jimny will be quieter compared to its rivals, the Mahindra Thar and Force Gurkha, which have higher NVH levels.
The Jimny comes with 6 airbags and many other safety features, such as hill hold assist, HDC, brake LSD, etc. The company also claims to use high-tensile steel for manufacturing the SUV.
Off-road enthusiasts love diesel engines for their torquey nature, which performs better in low-traction areas. However, the Jimny doesn't offer a diesel engine option for buyers. Its main rivals, the Mahindra Thar and Force Gurkha, provide diesel engine options
The interior of the 5-door Jimny is not very spacious. It can accommodate four adults comfortably but doesn't offer the same level of comfort as other SUVs. Additionally, the Jimny lacks utility spaces like door pad bottle holders.