Suzuki Jimny sold out in Mexico in 3 days flat
First Published Dec 2, 2020, 5:44 PM IST
The Jimny, the popular mini SUV from Japanese automaker Suzuki, has been a super hit in all countries. The vehicle has received a good response in Japan and Europe. Rushlane reports that the entire stock was sold out within 72 hours of booking in Mexico.
Jimny appeared on the Japanese streets in April 1970 as the Light Jeep Model. The second generation came in 1981 and the third generation in 1998. Now the fourth generation is on the road. Suzuki Jimny has sold 28.50 lakh units in 194 cities worldwide. The new Suzuki Gymnasium has been in high demand since its launch in the international market two years ago
Released in 2018, the fourth generation comes with drastic changes. Powered by a 660cc three-cylinder petrol engine, the Jimny comes with a five-speed manual gearbox and a four-speed automatic gearbox.
Jimny's exterior interior design evokes Japanese simplicity. The Jimny has a boxy design that is in line with traditional SUV concepts. The SUV version also features a spare wheel mounted on the rear door, a black five-slot front grille, circular headlamps and side claddings.
The tail lamp cluster attached to the rear bumper and the dual tone exterior also enhance the classic look of the Jimny. The interior is also simple. At the same time, a semi-digital instrument panel with MID (Multi-Information Display), large touchscreen infotainment system, automatic AC and toggle switches is housed in the interior of the Jimny.
At the heart of the Global Spec Jimny is a 1.5-liter petrol engine that produces 102pp of power and 130Nm of torque. The power produced and the fuel efficiency obtained are excellent. The suspension was shifted from the third generation model to the coil spring unit. In addition, vacuum locking hubs have been replaced by electronic 4 wheel drive systems. While retaining the retro look of the original SUV, the design of the Suzuki Gymnasium is more modern than ever.
There are two variants of the Jimny in Japan, the Jimny Standard and the Jimny Sierra. In 2018, Jimny had a three out of five star rating in a crash test conducted by the Euro NCAP division. In 2019, the company introduced a monster truck and pickup concept based on the Jimny. The car comes with 42-inch super-sized tires, deadlock wheels, sturdy metal suspension and a flashy color scheme.
India began its relationship with the Suzuki Jimny in the 1980s. The Gypsy was introduced in India in 1985 as a modified version of the second generation Jimny in the Japanese market. But during the thirty years of Indian life, the Gypsies underwent many reforms. The Gypsy recently pulled out of India after Maruti Suzuki decided not to revise the new safety standards and BS6 emission standards.
Maruti Suzuki is all set to launch the next generation Suzuki Jimny in the Indian market for the first time. The SUV was unveiled at the Delhi Auto Expo in February 2020. But the India Speak Jimny will be different from what it sells in other markets. Earlier, pictures of Jimny conducting test runs in India were released. The test run will be a three-door version of the Jimny, but it is reported that it will be a five door version in India. The five-door version codenamed YWD will be available not only in the Indian market but also in other international markets.