The Maruti Gypsy is a bonafide icon amongst the off-roading community. Today we came across this matte black beast which looks imposing and angry.
When it comes to Indian off-roading legends, the Maruti Gypsy is one of the first names that comes to mind. It was as bare-bones as they came but had peerless go-anywhere capabilities. As a mark of its longevity and reliability, it was still being used by the Indian Defence forces up until recently. Its successor the fourth-generation Jimny is being planned for an Indian launch, and it has shown to be a capable off-roader as well. The old Gypsy is also a favourite among the modifying community, adding even more capabilities to its already formidable off-roading prowess. Today we came across this modified Gypsy.
The picture has been uploaded by 4x4tripper on Instagram, and we can see this heavily modded Maruti Gypsy. You’ll immediately notice the new modified butterfly wing doors and the jacked-up ride height with its new suspension, axles, and much bigger tyres. The bonnet has been carved open to making space for new air intakes. The front end now gets added bull bars and a heavy-duty winch as well. It also gets new long grab handles on both front and rear fenders. Combined with the new shade of matte black, it looks imposing and you wouldn’t want to come across this Gypsy on the roads. This Gypsy looks like it can tackle the worst of conditions and still make it look like a cakewalk.
Mechanical changes aren’t mentioned, so this Maruti Gypsy most probably has the same engine which means it gets a 1.3-litre N/A carburetted engine which made 66 PS/103 Nm of peak power and torque and was mated to a 5-speed manual. It was also a featherweight as it weighed only 985 kilos. The Gypsy was based on the second generation Suzuki Jimny but got a longer wheelbase. The all-new Jimny will be a longer version of the Jimny Sierra that’s found internationally, giving it a 5-door profile instead of 3. The new car will come with a modern 1.5-litre N/A engine that makes 104 PS/138 Nm of max power and torque and can be paired with a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed auto, while the low-range transfer case will come as standard across both versions.