Leaked images of the new 2018 Suzuki Jimny Surface Online. Could launch as the new model Maruti Gyspy in India
Suzuki Motor Co, the popular Japanese car brand, plans to unveil the new generation 2018 Suzuki Jimny at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show in October this year. However, some images of the 2018 Jimny have leaked online ahead of the new model’s debut. What has got us really excited is the news that the SUV is India bound and could launch here as soon as next year. Yes, we are not kidding, Maruti might indeed launch the 2018 Jimny as the new model Gypsy. India will be the export hub for the new product and hence, the company has a very good reason to launch the new vehicle in India as well.
As can be made out from the leaked images, the new Jimny has a very boxy design that pays homage to SUVs from the past. It’s really a very retro design that has enough elements to give it a modern touch. The new model Maruti Gypsy does look a lot like a small Mercedes G Wagon. The interior too looks highly practical but sufficiently modern. The driver is likely to have a very upright driving position, thereby giving him a very commanding view of the road. Features of the new SUV will include a touchscreen infotainment that supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Automatic Climate Control, Multi-function Steering Wheel, Reverse Camera and Rear Parking Sensors.
2018 Suzuki Jimny (New Model Maruti Gypsy) Images
The new Gypsy is likely to share its underpinnings with the Baleno hatchback. Not only this, for India, the Gypsy could get the same 1.0-litre Boosterjet that powers the Baleno RS. Yes, this time around the Gypsy will also have a Diesel variant. For the Diesel model, Maruti will use the Fiat-sourced 1.3-litre Multijet engine. Of course, it’s no more feasible to use the dated G13 1.3-litre unit that powers the current Gypsy. While a free-revving and sufficiently powerful engine, it isn’t as low on emissions as the new-age petrol engines like the K10C. The 2018 Jimny could even get the 0.66-litre turbocharged three-cylinder engine for the Japanese Domestic Market (JDM).