Find out where Suzuki produces the Jimny products and whether the 5-door and 3-door derivatives share a factory.
The Jimny model is well-loved in South Africa for its compact design and capable drivetrain. Recently, the Japanese automaker introduced a 5-door variant of the popular offroader alongside its 3-door sibling to cater for larger families. However, adding the new variant meant that Suzuki had to adopt new production strategies to keep up with the demand.
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Where is the Suzuki Jimny made?
When the original 3-door Jimny launched in 2018, production of the model couldn’t keep up with the demand locally. To mitigate the waiting list getting too long, Suzuki ramped up production by having Maruti Suzuki produce the 3-door variant in India. Now, though, after the introduction of the 5-door derivative, the Japanese automaker has adopted a new strategy.
The production of the 5-door models will be done by Maruti Suzuki in India, and production numbers have been ramped up already in anticipation of the demand. In contrast, the production of the 3-door variant will take place at the main factory in Japan. Maruti Suzuki has two manufacturing plants in India; one can be found in Haryana (Gurugram and Manesar), and the other complex in Gujarat.
In Japan, two of the many facilities Suzuki has are responsible for producing compact passenger cars. One is the Kosai plant, which can be found in Kosai-shi, Shizuoka, and the other is the Sagara plant, which is situated in Makinohara-shi, Shizuoka.
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