Maruti Suzuki, India’s leading passenger vehicle exporter for two consecutive years, has set the wheels in motion for the export of the Jimny 5-Door, a beloved off-roader. This proud creation of Maruti Suzuki will journey to far-reaching destinations, including Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa.
The Jimny 5-Door, unveiled at the Auto Expo 2023, is a vehicle that wears the badge of ‘Make in India, for the world’ with pride. It is exclusively manufactured in India, marking a significant contribution to the Government of India’s ‘Make in India’ initiative.
Maruti Suzuki initially began production of the 3-door Jimny back in November 2020, specifically for exports to regions such as Latin America and Africa. It wasn’t until June 2023 that the company introduced the Jimny 5-Door for the Indian domestic market.
Mr. Hisashi Takeuchi, Managing Director & CEO of Maruti Suzuki India Limited, expressed his thoughts on this milestone, saying,
The Jimny has not only solidified Maruti Suzuki’s presence in the SUV segment but has also carved a special place in the hearts of customers who relish the off-roading experience on challenging terrains. The introduction of the India-manufactured Jimny 5-Door to our export portfolio is certain to stir excitement among our customers overseas.
He emphasized the alignment with the Government of India’s ‘Make in India’ initiative and the company’s unwavering commitment to exporting a wide range of 17 vehicles across different segments, reinforcing their leadership in exporting India-manufactured passenger vehicles.
The Jimny’s journey to global destinations symbolizes a ‘Make in India’ success story, showcasing the remarkable capabilities of Indian manufacturing. Maruti Suzuki has, once again, demonstrated its leadership not only in the Indian market but also as a respected global exporter of vehicles, spreading the ‘Make in India’ ethos to international shores. The Jimny, with its adventurous spirit and robust capabilities, has emerged as a lifestyle SUV that resonates with those who seek the thrill of off-roading adventures across rugged terrains. Its journey beyond Indian borders is a testament to the strong demand and appreciation for this SUV, which has found admirers in various parts of the world.
As Maruti Suzuki continues to take the Jimny and other models to new horizons, this initiative enhances India’s reputation as a hub for manufacturing high-quality, world-class vehicles. The Jimny 5-Door export further strengthens Maruti Suzuki’s position as a key player in the global automobile industry while making India proud in the process.
With ‘Make in India’ at the core of its strategy, Maruti Suzuki’s exports are a testament to the skill and craftsmanship of Indian manufacturing, showcasing the nation’s ability to produce vehicles that meet international standards and captivate global audiences. As the Jimny 5-Door embarks on its international journey, it carries with it the essence of ‘Make in India’ and the hopes of becoming a global SUV sensation.