Maruti Suzuki is considering launch off-roader Jimny in Indian market. Maruti Suzuki, the largest carmaker in India had display the three-door Jimny Sierra at the 2020 Auto Expo.
Shashank Srivastava, executive director, sales and marketing at Maruti Suzuki India, Said :
This comes at a time when Maruti Suzuki is looking to aggressively make its way into the SUV (sport utility vehicle) segment.
The share of SUV segment has grown from 32% to 40% in the Indian car market, but Maruti Suzuki has only two vehicles in the segment, Brezza and S-cross.
The industry has a total of 46 SUVs.
There is a need to re-look at the SUV segment, Shashank Srivastava said.
Speculations surrounding Jimny’s local launch have going on for many years as it is look as a direct competitor to Mahindra Thar.
The latest-generation Jimny has well receive in the international markets, especially in Europe and Japan.
The off-roader is also produce in India.
The ‘Made in India’ Jimny, manufacture at the company’s facility in Haryana’s Gurugram since early 2021, is export to many markets.
Jimny is likely to be offer through the Nexa channel in the country.