Maruti Suzuki’s decision to launch the Jimny through Nexa outlets in India has generated significant interest, particularly in comparison to the popular Mahindra Thar. In this analysis, we will provide our first-drive impressions of the Jimny.
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Nexa Jimny Exterior Looks
It’s important to note that road presence is subjective, and opinions on looks vary. While the Jimny may not match the road presence of the Thar, we found its appearance appealing. The Alpha variant stands out with its alloy wheels, and those who are steel rim enthusiasts can opt for the Zeta variant. Furthermore, it draws several design elements from its predecessor, the Gypsy, especially in its front and rear aesthetics. Its spare wheel mounted on the rear enhances its style and road presence.
Nexa Jimny Interior and Features
The Jimny offers a range of interior features, including a 9-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. Notably, it boasts an extensive array of connected car technology features, making it one of the most affordable ladder-on-frame SUVs with this capability. Maruti Suzuki’s 9-inch touchscreen display impresses with sharp graphics and user-friendly navigation. Additionally, the Arkamys sound system is present inside the SUV, delivering decent sound quality that enhances both short and long journeys. Its interior design pays homage to its predecessor, the Gypsy, with an instrument cluster featuring analog dials and a digital tachometer. The rear interior space is suitable for individuals of average height.
Nexa Jimny City Drive Experience
During our city drive, we had the opportunity to experience the 1.5-liter naturally aspirated engine, producing 105 BHP of power and 134 Nm of torque. The Jimny offers both a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed torque converter transmission. The version we tested was equipped with the torque converter transmission. Our initial drive experience highlighted the smoothness of the torque converter transmission, which exhibited no jerky behavior. While the Jimny may not be considered a performance car, its performance in city driving is commendable. It maintains smooth operation until higher speeds, where some vibrations become noticeable. The brakes offer a good feel, especially in city driving conditions.
Ride and Handling
The Jimny’s steering imparts a sense of weight, enhancing its communicative nature and instilling confidence in the driver. Body roll is minimal, even during city driving. There is fine-tuning of the suspension, contributing to a reassuring driving experience free of nervousness. Despite not matching the power of its competitors, Jimny’s ground clearance makes it feel commanding.
In conclusion, the Jimny, available through Nexa outlets, offers a unique combination of style, interior features, and city-driving performance. While it may not match the road presence of the Thar, it stands as a compelling choice for those seeking a competent and distinctive SUV.
Some FAQs about the Jimny
Q. Is the Maruti Jimny a 7-seater?
Ans. It’s not a 7-seater car as the seating capacity is limited to only 5 people.
Q. What is the price of the Jimny?
Ans. The pricing starts from Rs 14.56 lakhs (on-road, Gurgaon) and goes up to Rs 17.14 lakhs (on-road, Gurgaon).
Q. What is the NCAP Rating of Maruti Jimny?
Ans. Maruti Jimny is currently due for testing which Bharat NCAP will conduct in the future.
Q. Is the Jimny good for daily Use?
Ans. It’s definitely an excellent car for daily use as one will enjoy its refinement of engine and driving experience in the cities. Additionally, one can conquer potholes with the Maruti Jimny due to its higher ground clearance and off-roading capabilities.
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