Maruti Suzuki India Limited commenced export of Suzuki’s compact off-roader Jimny from India. The first shipment of 184 units left from Mundra port to Latin American countries such as Columbia and Peru. The three-door Suzuki Jimny will be exported to Latin America, Middle East and African markets from India. The current generation of Jimny was launched in 2018 by Suzuki Motor Corporation in Japan and has emerged as a popular SUV globally.
The model produced in India will sport a 1.5-litre petrol engine with two gearbox options – a 5 speed manual and a 4 speed automatic. The length of the vehicle is measured at 3,645 mm while the width and height stands at 1,645 mm and 1,720 mm.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director & CEO, Maruti Suzuki India Limited said, “Jimny will fulfill aspirations of customers throughout the world. Jimny manufactured at Maruti Suzuki’s Gurugram plant shares the same specification as the export models produced at the Suzuki Motor Corporation’s Kosai plant in Japan. We are confident with Jimny we will be able to enhance our overall exports.”
Maruti Suzuki is readying a five-door version of the Jimny for India. And while this version will be will be longer than the export model, it will still duck under the four-metre mark. However, as it will also be powered by the 1.5-litre petrol engine – found in a bevy of Maruti models like the Vitara Brezza compact SUV, Ciaz seden, Artigas MPV and S-Cross crossover- it will not qualify for tax sops for small cars in India.