Considering the pricing mentioned in dealer invoice, Maruti Jimny could be available in the price range of Rs 10 lakh to Rs 16 lakh
One of the most awaited car launches in 2023, Maruti Jimny will launch soon. Dispatches have already commenced to dealerships in several parts of the country. Jimny will primarily rival Mahindra Thar that is currently the segment leader.
Ahead of Jimny’s launch, a dealer invoice reveals details about its pricing. Hat tip to Shaan Life channel for sharing the exclusive price details of Jimny. It was earlier believed that Jimny will be looking to undercut Thar by a significant margin. However, that doesn’t seem to be the case. Jimny prices could be around the same as that of Thar.
Jimny dealer invoice reveals base price
Jimny dealer invoice mentions HI-LED, indicating that the invoice is for the top-spec Alpha variant. Jimny will be available in Zeta and Alpha trims, both having transmission choices of 5-speed manual and 4AT. LED headlamp is available with only top-spec Alpha variants. As per the invoice, assessable value of the car is Rs 941,866. Assessable value includes the cost of the car and other expenses such as costs incurred on transportation and insurance.
CGST and SGST is applied at 14% each, which comes out at Rs 131,861.24. The invoice also has another entry of Rs 160,117.22. Final price mentioned in the dealer invoice is Rs 13,65,705.70. Adding other charges such as registration, insurance, road tax, etc., on-road price of Jimny top-spec variant could be around Rs 16 lakh.
It is apparent that Jimny is unlikely to offer any major cost advantage in comparison to Mahindra Thar. This is especially true with the launch of more affordable RWD variant. It appears that Maruti was focused on Thar 4×4 and did not anticipate Mahindra launching an affordable variant. Thar RWD was launched at an offer price of Rs 9.99 lakh. It is currently available at a starting price of Rs 10.55 lakh. Mahindra will also launch 5-door Thar, which will be another major challenge for Jimny.
Jimny could have a different target audience
While they are both equipped with dedicated off-roading equipment, Jimny has a distinctive profile in comparison to Thar. Jimny has a rugged profile, but it does not come across as overly aggressive. It has friendlier vibes, especially when compared to the dominating Thar. This is a key factor that can create a churn among folks looking for an off-road SUV. The exact ratio of people favouring Jimny in comparison to Thar will be revealed only after Jimny’s launch.
In terms of performance, Maruti Jimny is equipped with a 1.5-litre K15B petrol motor. It generates 105 PS of max power and 134 Nm of peak torque. AllGrip Pro will be available with top-spec variants of Jimny. Maruti Jimny white colour is now detailed in walkaround via Real Gaadi channel.
In comparison, Thar has three engine options, a 1.5-litre diesel producing 118 PS / 300 Nm, a 2.2-litre diesel generating 130 PS / 300 Nm and a 2.0-litre petrol unit that churns out 152 PS / 300 Nm. Transmission choices include 6-speed manual for the 1.5-litre diesel, whereas the 2.2-litre diesel and 2.0-litre petrol have 6-speed manual and 6-speed torque converter automatic.