Indian Army expresses interest in the Maruti Jimny

The Indian Army have expressed its interest in buying of Maruti Suzuki’s Jimny.

As of now, the company Maruti Suzuki India Limited, is still studying their requirements in terms of specifications and requirements, and will be making a final decision once it is done.

Also, the company has not started the sale of Maruti Jimy yet, but it is on the horizon once that happens. The launch of  the vehichle is scheduled for June 7th, 2023.

To be noted, the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) of India has recently approved the Indian Army’s request to introduce new General Service (GS) 4X4 light vehicles.

The Defence Service wants to replace the Gypsy with a small off-road vehicle that can be used in dangerous hilly terrain.

Further, it aims to replace it with a soft-top vehicle as it offers greater adaptability and makes it easier for soldiers to carry weapons like rifles and communication gear. And,to this extent procurement of Jimny seems a good choice. The expected price range is somewhere between Rs. 9.00 – 11.00 Lakh.

Notably, over 35,000 units of Gypsy have been delivered to the Indian Army over the last two decades. 

Specification of Maruti Jimny

Built to take on the harshest of weather and terrains, the 5-door Jimny features simple round headlamps, independent indicators and horizontal slit-like fenders that serve purity of function.

Breaking the stereotypes in terms of size, Jimny has an uncompromising focus that underlines this SUV’s serious off-roading pedigree.

Starting with its dimensions, Jimny has a height of 1720* mm with 210 mm Ground Clearance to steer through every obstacle with inimitable ease.

The Length of the Jimny (with spare tyre) is 3985* mm which makes it supremely manoeuvrable with a minimum turning radius of 5.7 m. Its Width stands at 1645* mm and adds to its rugged stance.

As far as the engine specifications of Jimny are concerned, it is powered by a K15B Petrol Engine with Idle Start Stop that produces 104.8 PS @6000 rpm and 134.2 Nm @ 4000 rpm.

This powertrain is available with 5-Speed Manual and 4-Speed Automatic Transmission options.

Along with ALLGRIP PRO, this vehicle makes the most challenging terrains a breeze to drive on.

Letting you go the distance is Jimny’s Fuel Tank Capacity of 40 litres; more adventure, lesser fuel stops.

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