Globally, the Jimny is available with the same 1.5-litre petrol engine that powers the Ciaz, Ertiga and the facelifted Vitara Brezza too. It has an output of 105PS and 138Nm. While a 5-speed manual is standard, the Jimny also comes with an option of a 4-speed AT.
As per your requirements, either you may go for Mahindra Thar or Force Gurkha. The Thar remains one of the last of its kind, simple and tough with a capable 4x4 system. With the CRDe variant getting a more comfortable cabin and new locking differential, the Thar gets creature comforts for those looking for more than a bare-bones SUV. On the other hand, with the similar abilities Force Gurkha delivers better power which makes it the ultimate all-terrain vehicle for Indian off-roading enthusiasts. You may compare both the cars according to their variants too. Do take a test drive in order to clear your all doubts. Check out authorised dealership details.