The Maruti Jimny Rhino edition is a variant of the popular SUV that primarily focuses on visual enhancements without any alterations to its features or powertrain. This limited edition model aims to enhance the appeal of the Jimny with cosmetic upgrades while maintaining its existing capabilities. It has gained popularity in markets like Malaysia, where the distinctive Jimny Rhino Edition treatment has been well-received. The Rhino branding is associated with Suzuki’s off-roading club, which comprises Jimnys and older Grand Vitaras.
Exterior Design Changes
The Jimny Rhino edition showcases notable exterior design changes to enhance its rugged appearance. The front fascia features an old-school mesh grille with ‘Suzuki’ lettering instead of the logo. Surrounding the grille, a dark chrome panel houses round headlights, contributing to its unique retro-inspired design. The front bumper has been modified with sturdy cladding, and the hood and sides of the vehicle feature exclusive decals. Additional protection for off-roading has been added through side claddings, while the rear profile remains largely unchanged, except for the ‘Rhino’ logo on the boot and a matching covering for the spare wheel.
Few Interior Changes
The interior design of the Jimny Rhino edition remains mostly unchanged, except for a few minor updates. It retains the all-black theme, which exudes a sporty and premium feel. The only noticeable change is the inclusion of more premium foot mats, enhancing the overall aesthetic appeal. In the Indian market, the five-door variant offers a more advanced 9-inch touchscreen system with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay in the top trim level, while the Malaysian variant features a 7-inch touchscreen system.
No Changes To The Powertrain
The powertrain of the Jimny Rhino edition remains unaltered, ensuring that the performance and capabilities remain consistent with the standard model. It is equipped with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder petrol engine paired with a 4WD drivetrain. In India, customers have the option of a 5-speed manual transmission or a 4-speed automatic transmission, while the three-door variant in Malaysia is only available with the automatic option. This ensures that the Rhino edition retains the reliable and efficient powertrain of the Jimny.
Heading To India?
While there is no confirmation regarding the release of the Jimny Rhino edition in India, it is speculated that similar limited editions or special variants may be introduced over time. The Rhino edition, with its unique and appealing design elements, is expected to be a collector’s version, as only 30 units will receive this exclusive treatment. Considering the popularity of the Jimny in the Indian market, it is possible that additional special editions or variants will be introduced for the five-door Jimny in the future. The current pricing of the standard Jimny in India ranges from Rs 12.74 lakh to Rs 14.89 lakh (ex-showroom), indicating the potential for more enticing editions to cater to the diverse preferences of customers.