Mahindra Thar Looks Huge Next to Maruti Jimny 5-Door, Might Launch in India Soon


Maruti Suzuki is reportedly working on a new long-wheelbase variant of the Jimny, which is expected to make its global debut at the 2023 Auto Expo. In July, the 5-door Jimny was first spied testing in Europe. Now, spy shots of Jimny testing in India have been spotted online. As per the images the new Mahindra Thar towers on the Maruti Suzuki Jimny 5 door. The height of the new Mahindra Thar is 1,844 mm, while the height of the 3-door Jimny is 1,730 mm. Notably, the 3-door and the upcoming 5-door Jimmy SUV is likely to have the same height.

Maruti Suzuki Jimny 5-door (Image: Kartok)

The upcoming five-door Maruti Suzuki Jimny is expected to be powered by a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder, K15C petrol engine, paired with a five-speed manual unit or a six-speed torque converter automatic unit.

The 3-door version is powered by the K15B engine – a 1.5L NA petrol unit with 103 PS of peak power on tap. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed torque-converter automatic, along with a part-time 4WD system.

Maruti Suzuki has recently launched its Grand Vitara in the Indian market. The new Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Hybrid is available in six trims Sigma, Delta, Alpha, Alpha+, Zeta and Zeta+ and will be sold through the Nexa range of dealerships. Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara price starts from Rs. 10.45 Lakh (Ex-showroom) to 17.05 Lakh (Ex-showroom). The Intelligent Electric Hybrid eCVT price starts at Rs 17.99 Lakh (Ex-showroom) and goes up to Rs 19.65 Lakh (Ex-showroom).


Maruti Suzuki Jimny 5-Door prices are expected to start around Rs.10 Lakh, ex-showroom. The five-door variant is expected to get more boot space than the three-door variant. The 5-door Jimny will be at least 100 kg heavier than the current 3-door version, which is expected to weigh 1,190 kg (curb weight).

Meanwhile, Mahindra is also planning to launch the 5-door Thra in India soon. The new Mahindra Thar 5-door is expected to offer more stability on the road than the 3-door model, thanks to the stiffer platform, new penta-link suspension and wider tracks. For those who are unaware, the 3-door Thar is less than 4 meters in length, while the 5-door model will measure around 4.3 meters in length. The Scorpio N measures 4.7 meters in length and has a 60 mm wider track than the Thar. The five-door Mahindra Thar is a family car as it can easily accommodate more people than its predecessors.


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