Maruti Gypsy has sold 379 units of Gypsy in India in September 2020. The automaker discontinued the off-roader in our market last year.
Maruti Gypsy was the most affordable 4X4 SUV ever offered by the carmaker in India. It got discontinued in our market a year back, but the off-roader is still going strong among the India army. The Indian armed forces are using Maruti Gypsy from a long time now because of its impressive on and off-road capabilities. Last month, the automaker supplied 379 units of Gypsy to the Indian Army. It is quite amazing to see the popularity of Maruti’s off-roader in the Army. The Maruti Gypsy supplied to India Army is equipped by a BSIV 1.3-litre four-pot gasoline mill, which develops 80bhp of power and 103 Nm of peak torque. It comes mated to a standard 4WD system along with a low-range 5-speed manual transmission.
The SUV got discontinued in the Indian market because it was not able to comply as per the new BS6 emission norms and it also lacks all the basic safety features like airbags, ABS, reverse parking sensors, seat belt reminder and much more. Maruti Gypsy was first introduced in our market back in 1985 and it remained the company’s longest-serving car before the automaker stopped its production in March 2019. Maruti Suzuki has now plans to introduce the new-gen version of the car, which is also known as Suzuki Jimny. It was first showcased in our market early this year at the Auto Expo 2020. Reports suggest that the carmaker will launch the 5-seater version of the SUV exclusively for the Indian market. Once launched, it’ll directly rival with the likes of 2020 Mahindra Thar.
Mechanically, it’ll derive power from company’s K15B, four-pot, petrol engine, which is tuned for shredding out 103bhp and 138 Nm of torque. Transmission duties will be done by a 5-speed MT or a 4-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. The same power plant does duties in Maruti Vitara Brezza, Ciaz, Ertiga, S-Cross and XL6. It is likely to be priced between Rs 10 to 15 lakh (ex-showroom).