Could Maruti Suzuki Jimny 5 Door Beat Mahindra Thar in Sales?

The Maruti Suzuki Jimny 5-Door was unveiled at the 2023 Auto Expo. As both cars are excellent off-road vehicles, Mahindra Thar’s position in the Indian market may be imperilled with the introduction of the Jimny 5-door. So here’s a detailed comparison of the two vehicles.

Maruti Suzuki Jimny vs Mahindra Thar- Dimensions

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Dimensions Maruti Suzuki Jimny Mahindra Thar
Length 3985 mm 3985 mm
Width 1645 mm 1820 mm
Height 1720 mm 1844 mm
Wheelbase 2590 mm 2450 mm

Maruti Suzuki Jimny vs Mahindra Thar- Features

jimny india priceThe Jimny gets six airbags, a push button to start/stop the engine, headlamp washers, automatic LED headlamps and a 9-inch infotainment system that supports wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

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The Thar has a tyre pressure monitoring system, adventure statistics, 18-inch alloy wheels, driver seat height adjustment, roof-mounted speakers, and a 7-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

Aside from these features, both SUVs come standard with cruise control, a multi-function steering wheel, rear parking sensors, Hill Hold Control, ESP, and Hill Descent Control.

Maruti Suzuki Jimny vs Mahindra Thar- Engine/ Transmission Options

suzuki jimny 5-door price in indiaThe Jimny’s engine options are limited to a 1.5-litre K15B petrol engine. It has a peak torque of 134 Nm and a power output of 103 bhp. It is available with either a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed torque converter automatic transmission. It comes standard with four-wheel drive.

Thar 4x2 vs Jimny

The Mahindra Thar, on the other hand, comes with three engine options. There are three engines available: a 1.5-litre diesel, a 2.0-litre turbo petrol, and a 2.2-litre diesel. The 1.5-litre engine produces 113 hp and 300 nm of peak torque. It is only available with a 6-speed manual transmission that drives the rear wheels.

The 2.2-litre diesel engine generates 128 hp and 300 Nm of torque, while the 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine generates 148 hp and up to 320 Nm of peak torque. Both engines are mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission. These engines also come standard with four-wheel drive.

Maruti Suzuki Jimny vs Mahindra Thar- Off-road Specifications

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Off-road Specifications Maruti Suzuki Jimny Mahindra Thar
Drivetrain 4WD RWD/ 4WD
Approach Angle 36 degree 41.2 degree
Departure Angle 50 degree 36 degree
Rampover Angle 24 degree 26.2 degree
Water-wading Capacity 650 mm

The Maruti Suzuki Jimny has a 36-degree approach angle, a 50-degree departure angle, and a 24-degree ramp breakover angle. While the Mahindra Thar has greater approach and rampover angles, the Jimny has a greater departure angle. The Mahindra Thar has a massive 650 mm water wading capacity, whereas Maruti Suzuki has yet to reveal the figure for the Jimny 5-door.

Maruti Suzuki Jimny vs Mahindra Thar- Pricing

In terms of pricing, Maruti Suzuki has yet to reveal the prices for the Jimny 5-door. As a result, we anticipate a price range of Rs 9-10 lakh (ex-showroom).

Mahindra Thar 4×2 Models Pricing (ex-showroom)
RWD AX (O) Diesel MT Rs 9.99 lakh
RWD LX Diesel MT Rs 10.99 lakh
RWD LX Diesel M Rs 13.49 lakh

Whereas, the Thar 4X4 variants start from, Rs 13.59 lakhs and goes up to 16.49 lakhs (ex-showroom).

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