Suzuki Jimny has power of 75 kW /6000 rpm and torque of 130 Nm /4000 rpm enabling it to negotiate difficult terrains. (Photo Credit: Maruti Suzuki India/Twitter)
Auto Expo 2020: Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) on Saturday showcased the fourth generation Japan model of off-road vehicle Suzuki Jimny at the Auto Expo in Greater Noida with an aim to assess response of Indian customers. The four-wheel drive vehicle powered by a 1.5 litre petrol engine, has power of 75 kW /6000 rpm and torque of 130 Nm /4000 rpm enabling it to negotiate difficult terrains, the company said. Speaking about Suzuki Jimny, MSI Managing Director and CEO Kenichi Ayukawa said: “The vehicle has been showcased at the Auto Expo to assess response of the Indian consumers to the product.”
"Jimny has been developed on the basis of thorough research, assessing the expectations and requirements of professional users," he added. With its compact design and off-road capabilities, the vehicle speaks volumes about Suzuki's engineering capabilities, he added. Suzuki sells the Jimny across 194 countries.
On Auto Expo Day 3, Maruti Suzuki India unveiled its all-new compact SUV Ignis with a 1.2 litre BS-VI petrol engine at the ongoing Auto Expo in Greater Noida on Friday. The country's largest carmaker also opened the pre-launch booking of the vehicle at its Nexa showroom across the country. "Ignis enjoys a special place in the Maruti Suzuki NEXA portfolio and has been appreciated for its peppy drivability and spacious interiors. We have recognised an increasing preference for feature loaded cars that have SUV-like high-seating position and dominant road presence. We are confident that the all new Ignis with its SUV design and spacious interiors will appeal to the customers," Maruti Suzuki Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Kenichi Ayukawa said.
The new front grille with U-shaped motif and bold skid plate detailing high seating position, rear fascia and efficient LED projector headlamps are some of the exterior features, among others, of the new Ignis, the company said. Besides, it also comes with a 17.78 cm SmartPlay studio; while the new infotainment system can be connected to cloud, and offers features like live traffic, voice recognition, driver safety alerts and vehicle information, it said.
On Day 2 of Auto Expo, the country's largest carmaker said it aims to manufacture and sell another million "green vehicles" in the next couple of years as it accelerates its eco-friendly mobility drive. Ayukawa said the company has already sold a million green cars, comprising CNG and smart hybrids in the last decade. Showcasing its concept Futuro-e, an electric SUV, he said the car is being shown for the first time globally here, reflecting the importance of Indian customers in Suzuki's business.