Here, we have a modified Maruti Gypsy, which wears one of the most visually appealing bodykit we’ve ever seen.
Maruti Gypsy is perhaps the most popular vehicle among auto enthusiasts. Ever since it was launched in India in 1985, the Gypsy was regarded as one of the best off-road-capable vehicles in the country. Sadly, it was discontinued for the general public in 2019, leaving a gap not only in the market, but the hearts of enthusiasts all over the country. The Gypsy is still quite popular though, and there are plenty of examples in the used car market. We’ve also come across plenty of modified Maruti Gypsy models. Here, we share with you one of the most interesting one.
MOTORMIND Gypsy Styling Kit /// MOTORMIND
The Maruti Gypsy seen in the video and pictures here has been built by Motormind Automotive Design, a custom car workshop based in Bengaluru. This particular Gypsy has been extensively modified, which we shall cover here. The front end of the car features a new front grille and headlamp housing. The front bumper is also custom-made, the indicators are LED, and there is a skid-plate to protect the engine bay. It has faux vents on either sides of the skid-plate. The front-end of the bonnet had a “MOTORMIND” badge. At the side, we see prominent plastic cladding on the wheel arches. There is a side-step as well, added for better ergonomics.
The bed at the rear of this Maruti Gypsy has been fortified with bars are cladding. The rear-hatch has a spare wheel mounted on it. The taillights are now full-LED units have been integrated into the rear bumper. You also have a skid-plate at the rear, flanked by faux vents. Of course, the car wears custom alloy wheels, blacked-out and with off-road Maxxis rubber on it. Overall, we feel like this is one of the best mod jobs we have seen in a while, and it is especially great as it preserves the essence of the iconic Gypsy.
The Maruti Gypsy was first available with a 1.0-litre, 4-cylinder, naturally aspirated, carburetted petrol engine. Later, in 1996, the Gypsy switched to a 1.3-litre, inline-4, naturally aspirated, carburetted engine. Then, in 2000, we finally got the fuel-injected 1.3-litre petrol powerplant, which is the most popular mill found in the Gypsy. This motor was capable of generating 80 PS and 103 Nm. It came mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox, and had a rear-wheel-drive as well as a four-wheel-drive model. This model remained on till 2018, and was production was completely halted for passenger models in 2019.