My Maruti Jimny: Initial impressions & list of acccessories installed

I have clocked 1800 kms in the Jimny so far.The major downside is the fuel efficiency in highways.

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Hi guys,

Giving below the feedback of the various accessories and the modifications done:

  • Body colored side flares, bumpers and customized grill. Huge thanks to bhpian Purohitanuj for his very exhaustive and clear video on how to change the grill and where to buy it from. Thank you, mate. Front grill was supplied by The Guysz store. Really prompt and amazing service. And yeah, he is loaded to the gills with Jimny accessories.
  • Under seat sub woofer, amplifier and component speakers in front and co- axial speakers in rear.
  • Osram H4 LED headlights (plug and play) and Bi-Led Fog lamps.
  • Customised noodles mats – DYI.
  • Burnt orange skin fit seat covers.
  • Ceramic coating with 3 year warranty.
  • Complete sound damping of all doors.
  • Under Bonnet Insulation.
  • 215/75 R15 Geolander AT

All other accessory works were done by Autograde, Saidapet,Chennai.

I have made a mashup of a shortish video which highlights the entire accessories and the estate trip that I made. Please see light output at 1:33. Fog lamp is Bi LED… And please excuse the BGM.

There are a few shortcomings but overall, I’m more than happy with the Jimny. It is a hoot to drive in the city and the jungles. The Jimny is really comfortable and quick off road. 14 kms of thick forest off road used to take me 2hrs and 45 minutes of jumping in the Thar, but with the Jimny it was just 2 hours of relatively plush ride. And most importantly, the kids and my eighty year old Dad love it .

I have clocked 1800 kms in the Jimny so far.The major downside is the fuel efficienxy in highways. It hovers at 12 to 13 with speeds of 90-110kKMPH. I wouldn’t mind this mileage if at least the pickup is there but that is not the case and it’s a double whammy. Low pickup and low mileage. Inside city too, in bumper to bumper traffic, the mileage hovers between 7.7 to 8.7 The second irritant for me is the headrest position. It really forces my neck forward so much so that I had to rotate the head rest in the reverse direction for my highway drives. The seat belts are way high and sharp, as if someone is putting a knife to your throat. Finally, the rear door collects a lot of grime and dirt and as the flared arches are fitted with the door, ladies getting in with their sarees are bound to get dirty especially during rains. Maruti really needs to address this issue immediately.

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