Maruti Suzuki Jimny Sierra Spotted Testing in India Launching soon !

Maruti Suzuki Jimny Sierra Spotted Testing in India Launching soon !

by admin | October 19, 2020

Maruti Suzuki Jimny SUV Spotted Testing

Maruti has been subjected to a lot of speculation to launch the globally popular Jimny compact off road SUV to India. Maruti had showcased it at the Delhi Auto Expo earlier this year. But there has been no confirmed news until now.

A youtuber (@KarDIY) has recently spotted a white-coloured Maruti Jimny Sierra prototype on the streets of Gurugram. It is the exact same 3 door model sold globally. This top spec Sierra variant also gets alloy wheels.

The global sold Suzuki Jimny is 3550 mm in length, 1645 mm in width and has a height of 1730 mm. It also has a wheelbase of 2250 mm.

We expect the India spec version to come with the same 105PS, 1.5-litre petrol engine as seen on the Brezza, S-Cross and Ciaz. The Jimny will also come as standard a part-time 4WD system.

In terms of features, the Jimny is expected to get the following:

  • Flat bottom steering wheel

  • Projector headlamps

  • Fog lamps

  • 15” alloy wheels

  • Auto climate control

  • 7” touchscreen

  • Android auto & Apple carplay

  • Steering mounted audio controls

  • Power windows & mirrors

  • Rear defogger and wiper

  • 2 airbags

  • ABS with EBD

  • Brake assist

  • Smart key with Push button start

There is also speculation that the compact SUV will be introduced in a new India-specific 5-door avatar by 2021.

It remains to be seen whether the India spec version will retain the Jimny name or be renamed the Gypsy. Regarding pricing, Maruti Suzuki is expected to price the Jimny in the Rs.9L to Rs.15L range and will go up against the only other Off roader, the Mahindra Thar's petrol versions.

Stay tuned for further updates on the Suzuki Jimny.

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    Renault India has launched their new Kiger compact SUV. The new Kiger is based on the CMF-A+ platform which is also shared with the Nissan Magnite. The Kiger offers two petrol engines with both, manual and automatic gearbox options. This is the first compact SUV from Renault to go on sale.


        The new Renault Kiger features a familiar design language previously seen on the Kwid. It features a coupe-like design with a muscular stance. The grille and headlights have been significantly upgraded compared to the Kwid though. The grille is larger and gets more Chrome treatment, similar to the Triber and


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    is flanked by LED DRLs which also include the indicators. The actual headlamps are located lower down in the bumper and the top spec variant get Pure Vision LED headlamps. While all variants get 16” wheels as standard, the higher variants get alloy wheels. The rear features C shaped LED tail lamps and a very sculpted tailgate. The higher variants also get silver finished rear skid plate. The sides feature black decals that look like body claddings and even the higher variants don't get Chrome door handles.


        The interior of the Kiger gets a traditional, yet stylish layout. The higher Variants get an 8” touchscreen floating at the centre on top of the dash with a high centre console that also includes a large storage compartment under the armrest which can be closed by a Tambour-door sliding lid, as seen on the Tata Nexon. The top Variants get a 7” TFT instrument cluster along with two gloveboxes. The Climate control console, window and mirror controls, starter button, gear lever and the steering wheel are shared with the Nissan Magnite. The door pads are vastly different compared to the Magnite while the glovebox design is identical to the one seen on the Triber.

    The Kiger also claims to have segment-besting 405L boot space as standard.

    The top spec RXZ Variant will get the following features:

    • LED headlights and DRLs

    • 16” dual tone alloys

    • Functional roof rails

    • Rear wiper & washer

    • Smart key access

    • Push button start

    • Power windows (Auto up/down for driver)

    • Auto fold ORVMs

    • Height adjustable driver seat

    • 8” touchscreen system

    • Steering mounted audio controls

    • Wireless Android auto & Apple carplay

    • Reverse camera

    • Auto climate control

    • Rear AC vents

    • Interior ambient lighting

    • 7” TFT instrument cluster

    • Twin gloveboxes

    • Cooled lower glovebox

    • Front and rear armrests

    • Rear adjustable headrests

    • 60:40 split-folding rear seat

    The RXZ variant also gets 3 drive modes as standard including Normal, Economy and Sport modes.

    Safety features:

          Standard safety features on the Kiger include:

    • 2 airbags

    • ABS with EBD

    • Pretensioner seatbelt for driver

    • Engine immobilizer

    • Reverse sensors

          The top spec RXZ offers the following safety features:

    • 4 Airbags

    • Smart key access

    • Rear adjustable headrests

    • Rear wiper and washer

    • Reverse camera

    While the Nissan Magnite offered ESP, traction control, hill hold assist and brake assist as standard on all turbocharged Variants, none of the Variants of the Kiger offer those safety features.


          The Renault Kiger will be available in 4 Variants:

    • RXE

    • RXL

    • RXT

    • RXZ


           The Kiger will be offered with two petrol engine options. Both 1.0L engines are the same as seen on the Nissan Magnite. The naturally aspirated engine will produce 72PS of Max Power and 96NM of Max torque through a 5 speed Manual gearbox. Unlike the Magnite, the Kiger also offered a 5 speed AMT gearbox with this engine as an option from the RXL Variant onwards.

    The turbocharged engine produces 100PS of Max Power and 160NM of Max torque with the manual transmission while the CVT Variants produce 152NM of Max torque. The base RXE Variant is not ava with the turbocharged engine option and only the RXT and RXZ turbo Variants get the option of a CVT.

    Launch & price:

            The Renault Kiger is expected to give tough competition to all other compact SUVs while also lasting the success streak of Renault from the launch of the Triber. The Kiger is priced neck-to-neck with the Nissan Magnite, starting from Rs.5.45L (ex-showroom) for the RXE and going up to Rs.9.55L (ex-showroom) for the top spec RXZ Turbo CVT Variant. This pricing makes the RXE Renault Kiger the most affordable compact SUV in the Indian Market today.

    Stay tuned for our detailed reviews and updates.

    The Kia Sonet compact SUV was launched in India on 18th of September with prices revealed for all variants except for the 7DCT turbo petrol and 6AT turbo diesel top-end GTX+ variants. This here is a quick walkthrough on the highlights of this new Compact SUV in town.


    The new Kia Sonet, though being based on the Hyundai Venue, doesn't look anything like it. The Sonet has its own unique design with the Tiger Nose grille at the front with a knurled Chrome finish and aggressive bumper design. The new Sonet features full LED Headlamps with Heartbeat LED DRLs. The Tail


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    lamps too receive these Heartbeat LED elements. The top trim levels will receive funky looking 16” Crystal cut alloy wheels whereas the entry-level variants receive 15 inch Steel rims. The Sonet is claimed to provide ground clearance of 205mm.


    The new Kia Sonet interior features a funky design layout with improved quality. The GT line features an all-black cabin while the Tech line variants get a dual-tone theme. Space is exactly similar to the Hyundai Venue while also providing an ample number of features.

    The HTX Variant onwards receives an Electric sunroof, Auto headlamps, Auto wipers, Cruise control, Auto climate control and a digital instrument cluster. Leather upholstery is available only on the HTX+ & the GTX+. There's also a 10.4” touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple Car-play & Navigation on the top-spec variants. This touchscreen is available with 7 Bose speakers including subwoofer and Sound mood lighting. Connected car features & telematics control unit is available through Kia’s UVO to connect app featuring Remote Engine Start/Stop. The HTK, HTK+, HTX variants receive an 8” touchscreen system.


    The Kia Sonet offers segment-best 392L boot space complementing all the storage options in the cabin. All variants get flat-folding rear seats despite not offering split-folding options.


    The new Kia Sonet provides Dual airbags with ABS and EBD as standard across all variants. Only the top-spec GTX+ receive Side & curtain airbags, Vehicle stability management, Electronic Stability Control, Hill hold control and Tyre pressure monitoring system.


    The new Kia Sonet carries forward the same BS6 compliant engines from the Hyundai Venue. The entry-level HTE, HTK and HTK+ variants will receive the 1.2l 4 cyl petrol engine producing 83PS power through a 5 speed Manual gearbox while the higher HTK+, HTX, HTX+ and GTX+ variants get the 1L 3 cyl turbo petrol engine producing 120PS power through a 6-speed iMT gearbox. A 7-speed DCT is available only on the HTK+ & GTX+ variants. The 1.5L 4 cyl turbo diesel engine will be available in two states of tunes. The 6-speed manual gearbox equipped variants will get 100PS Max Power whereas the 6-speed torque converter Automatic equipped HTK+ & GTX+ variants will get higher 115PS Max Power.


    Prices for the different variants are as follows (All prices ex-showroom):

    1.2 Petrol 5 Speed MT:

    • Kia Sonet HTE : Rs.6.71L
    • Kia Sonet HTK : Rs.7.59L
    • Kia Sonet HTK+ : Rs.8.45L

    1.0 TGDI 6 Speed iMT:

    • Kia Sonet HTK+ : Rs.9.49L
    • Kia Sonet HTX : Rs.9.99L
    • Kia Sonet HTX+ : Rs.11.65L
    • Kia Sonet GTX+ : Rs.11.99L

    1.0 TGDI 7 Speed DCT:

    • Kia Sonet HTK+ : Rs.10.49L
    • Kia Sonet GTX+ : Rs.12.89L

    1.5 CRDi 6 Speed MT:

    • Kia Sonet HTE : Rs.8.05L
    • Kia Sonet HTK : Rs.8.99L
    • Kia Sonet HTK+ : Rs.9.49L
    • Kia Sonet HTX : Rs.9.99L
    • Kia Sonet HTX+ : Rs.11.65L
    • Kia Sonet GTX+ : Rs.11.99L

    1.5 CRDi 6 Speed AT:

    • Kia Sonet HTK+ : Rs.10.39L
    • Kia Sonet GTX+ : Rs.12.89L

    This Kia Sonet competes against the likes of the Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300, Ford Ecosport and Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. 

    The new Tiguan would be a Facelift version of the earlier model and will be manufactured locally to avoid import duties, so as to make it more affordable. A facelift would mean that the front and rear profiles of the car would receive cosmetic updates. The most significant difference compared to the old version of the Tiguan would be the engine. 

    The new 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan is all set to receive the 1.5 Litre TSI Turbo- Petrol engine that produces an impressive 150 BHP of power. Also adding to the fun would be the 7 speed Dual Clutch automatic gearbox with


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    paddle shifters. Additions to the existing safety package could be a hill descent control feature and also an electronic parking brake. 


    The interior could mostly remain the same except that the infotainment system would have a larger screen, a digital instrument cluster and tech that helps one stay connected with their car. Volkswagen may launch another variant of the Tiguan with a 48V hybrid system to increase fuel efficiency but this could happen at a much later stage. 


    To be assembled in Pune, the new Tiguan would be a front-wheeled drive car in order to price it as competitively as possible. Prices could hover between 22 Lakh and 26 Lakh    rupees. With the Tiguan’s high popularity globally, a safe car reputation, attractive pricing and an exciting petrol engine, this SUV could surely attract a lot of attention!