Maruti assembles 50 units of Jimny as a test from CKD kits

The recent success of the Mahindra Thar could be one of the reasons the Japanese automaker is looking to gauge potential interest in the three-door car.

Trial production of the Jimny off-roader has started at the Maruti Suzuki Gurugram plant. The same line is used for the production of the Gypsy 4×4.

The first 50 units were made from fully disassembled (CKD) kits imported from Japan. The three-door models will also be on display in the Nexa showrooms next month to measure customer response.

The recent success of the Mahindra Thar could be one of the reasons the Japanese automaker is looking to assess potential interest in the three-door car. Otherwise, Maruti Suzuki is said to have lined up the five-door version of the Jimny for India, but it would have to be upgraded and redesigned, delaying the car’s launch.

The fourth generation Jimny is powered by a 1.5-liter gasoline engine, which is mated with either a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic transmission.

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