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The Suzuki Samurai (sold in India as the Maruti Gypsy) has been on sale since 1998. Suzuki was working on a replacement and these first set of leaked images give us a preview of the next-gen Jimny.
The new Jimny’s overall styling is reminiscent of the Mercedes G-Class and Land Rover Defender. Higher variants could feature chunky alloy wheels, more equipment on the inside and a dual-tone paint scheme. On the inside, it will be familiar, yet modern. There’s a new dash, with the AC vents, steering wheel and buttons shared with cars like the Ignis and the Swift. There’s even a centre-mounted touchscreen display for infotainment.
The car will be powered by a range of engines, like the 660cc turbo-petrol, the 1.0-litre Boosterjet petrol and a 1.2-litre Dualjet petrol motor. There will be automatic and manual gearbox options. For off-road purposes, Suzuki’s AllGrip Pro system will do duty in all cars.