The main attraction at this year's Auto Expo was the 5-door Maruti Suzuki Jimny. The global reveal of the Jimny 5-door was held at the Expo and Maruti also started accepting bookings for the same. Maruti has already received more than 30,000 bookings for the upcoming SUV. Maruti is expected to launch this 5-door SUV in the next two months. The Jimny 3-door was already available on the international market and there are many modified examples of it. Once Maruti launches the Jimny in India, we expect to see plenty of modified versions on roads. Here we have 5 ideas that will help Maruti Jimny buyers during the modification process in India.
Maruti Jimny, as we all know, has a very boxy design. Due to the boxy shape, many people installed body kits on the three-door version to make it look like a G-Wagon. Design wise the 5 door version also looks and feels similar, the same body kit along with a set of new and larger alloy wheels would also look attractive on the Jimny 5 door. Soon after launch, we expect various designers to come up with body kits for the five-door version.
Another iconic SUV with a boxy design is the Defender. Once again, the Jimny would look great with the Defender body kit. The hood, grille, headlights, and bumpers will be updated as part of the conversion. The wheels will also be updated for a proportional look. This can also be a modification idea for Jimny owners who want an aggressive look for their new SUV.
200 Hp Jimny
Maruti Jimny 5-door engine specifications are now available on the Internet. It will be powered by the same old K15B engine as the 3-door version. If you're one of those people who doesn't like messing with the exterior of an SUV, you can always tune up the engine for better performance. There are several purpose-built Jimny SUVs that make up to 200 horsepower. The original Jimny makes 103 hp. The one we see here is a modified 3-door Jimny by AutoPlus, a Philippine-based custom house. It is the most powerful Jimny in the world and comes with a turbo kit, a custom fuel injection system and a new ECU.
Drift ready Jimny
Jimny is a decent SUV. When the 4×4 is not engaged, power from the engine is sent to the rear wheels. Like other Jimny SUVs, this one will also get a body kit, but it will give it a different look. The vehicle shown here has been lowered and comes with custom front and rear bumpers, spare wheels finished in body color, and wide, low-profile tyres.
Retro looking Jimny
If you don't like the contemporary Jimny, you can always go back and make it look like previous generations. The SUV in the photos is a 3-door version meticulously customized to resemble the first generation LJ10 Jimny. The front end and fenders have been replaced with steel rims and big off-road tyres to make it look like the older SUVs. The paint job also helps a lot in this case. We are sure that this body kit will also be available for the five-door version.