Maruti Suzuki Jimny launched in South Africa: In the global car scene, South Africa is leading the way by offering the Jimny in both 3-door and 5-door options.
- Jimny 5-door was earlier showcased in South Africa.
- Now, it has been launched in the Rainbow Nation.
- Features similar retro styling as the India-spec model, but gets different colours.
- Even the dashboard design and overall features are identical to the India-spec model.
- Powered by 102PS/130Nm 1.5-litre petrol engine, paired with 5-speed MT and 4-speed AT.
- Gets four-wheel-drive with low range for improved off-roading prowess.
Maruti Suzuki Jimny launched in South Africa
Suzuki brought the Jimny 5-door to South Africa, starting at R 429,900 (Rs 19.65 lakh). It’s one of the first places outside India to get both the 3-door and 5-door versions.
Check out the variant-wise pricing of the South African Jimny 5-door:
|Variant||Price||India Model Price (ex-showroom)|
|1.5 GL MT||R 429,900 (Rs 19.63 lakh)||Zeta – Rs 12.74 lakh|
|Zeta AT – Rs 13.94 lakh|
|1.5 GLX MT||R 457,900 (Rs 20.92 lakh)||Alpha – Rs 13.69 lakh|
|1.5 GLX AT||R 479,900 (Rs 21.93 lakh)||Alpha AT – Rs 14.89 lakh|
Keep in mind that the prices mentioned are based on the exchange rate at the time of writing.
The South African Jimny looks a lot like the one in India, with its familiar front end featuring a slatted grille and cool round LED headlights.
Inside, the Jimny 5-door in Africa keeps the retro vibe with analog dials for climate control. It’s user-friendly with easy-to-reach controls and comfy fabric seats.
Tech-wise, it’s got a 9-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, cruise control, keyless entry, and safety features like six airbags, ABS, and electronic stability control.
Under the hood, it’s the same 1.5-liter engine, giving you 102PS and 130Nm, with a choice between manual and automatic. The Jimny handles rough terrains with Suzuki’s AllGrip Pro 4×4 system and a sturdy 3-link rigid axle.
In India, the Jimny comes with a price tag ranging from Rs 12.14 lakh to Rs 15.05 lakh (ex-showroom), competing with tough rivals like the Mahindra Thar and Force Gurkha, both available in 3-door versions for now.