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Maruti Suzuki Gypsy To Be Revived


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Maruti Suzuki is all set to revive the Gypsy, a source informs us. The company is looking at improving the Maruti Gypsy at its key area – the powertrain. The recent decline of domestic market share to 40% has really caused India’s largest car maker to enter new segment. Furthermore the shift from small cars to SUVs has led to the company looking at the MPV and SUV segment to get volumes. The XA Alpha Concept which was showcased at the 2012 Auto Expo could very well be the face of the next Gypsy. Maruti Suzuki will certainly not use the XA Alpha name for a production vehicle.

So what could the new Maruti Suzuki Gypsy get? The engines from the Swift and SX4 will debut in the Gypsy and will give the compact SUV a fresh lease of life. Remember the Gypsys are known as mountain goats, due to their light weight offering them go anywhere ability. The new Gypsy is said to maintain this advantage and will use aluminum components for weight reduction. A plastic fuel tank (like the one found on the new Swift) will also be used to save on weight.

The 1.2-litre K-series petrol engine uses VVT and produces 86 BHP of peak power at 6000 RPM and 114 Nm of peak torque at 4000 RPM. The 1.3-litre diesel DDiS motor on the other hand produces 89 BHP of peak power at 4000 RPM and 200 Nm of peak torque at 1750 RPM. Maruti understands that a compact SUV which just 2-doors and a petrol engine won’t work and is striving to launch a compact SUV which has all the right ingredients for success. Both the petrol and diesel engines are extremely frugal and should be priced below Rs. 8 lakhs. A launch is expected in 2013 and the next generation Gypsy will rival the Ford EcoSport and Renault Duster.

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  • rohit February 14, 2012, 7:10 pm

    maruti pls try n get 1.6 diesel from fiat or any where else for higher power…..by the way 2.0 lit diesel from sonalika resently plonked in new tavera is not bad option for gypsy

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    • Faisal February 15, 2012, 1:49 am

      Rohit, Maruti Suzuki will not use any other engine in the Gypsy when they have the 1.3-litre Multijet in two set of tunes available with them.

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      • rohit February 15, 2012, 3:09 pm

        ya true,i know its not goin 2 happen but if maruti could plonk 90 bhp tuned 1.3 lit ddis in swift n dzire 2 quench the thirst of hard core maruti fans…

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  • Sushrut February 15, 2012, 11:29 am

    Hope they get in all new model and not this boxy piece of tin crap!

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    • Anandu October 22, 2012, 1:40 pm

      There are many who adore this “boxy piece of tin crap”. If you are too much fond of curves, try somewhere else.

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  • anurag February 15, 2012, 1:50 pm

    sushrut…have u ever driven a gypsy…

    u must be a pocupine if u r sayin a tin crap to gypsy… :))))))

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  • sushanth February 16, 2012, 8:35 pm

    The earlier the Fiat stops MJD licence the better for this country to thro suzuki out of India .

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  • chetan February 22, 2012, 12:39 am

    what is the launch date of gypsy diesel.
    plz anyone tell me.

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    • Faisal February 22, 2012, 1:17 am

      Chetan, Gypsy diesel should be launched by 2014.

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  • Sandeep February 28, 2012, 6:30 am

    I want to sell my HP number white 1998 Gypsy king Carb MG 413 W. Fix price 1.50 lacs, no negotiation. Call 8+8+0+2+7+7+7+7+0.

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    • Amjath June 13, 2012, 5:28 pm

      I want 2 buy gypsy

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    • Wasim ali July 14, 2013, 12:03 pm

      Is the car in mumbai??

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  • Sandeep February 28, 2012, 6:31 am

    sorry the correct number is 8+8+0+2+7+7+3+7+7+0

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  • jobin June 29, 2012, 10:26 pm

    Use a power full engine like mahindra thar ,,because the the gypsy is also rear wheel drive and inline longitudinal engine

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  • amx August 18, 2012, 10:16 pm

    just wish maruti did it on time – 2013/2014 is way too late. why isn’t there any innovation within maruti? diesel gypsy should have been in production with swift diesel & dzire launches.

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  • harun August 22, 2012, 11:58 am

    dear sir,

    i want to buy new maruti sujuki gypsy . so it is a sellable or not?

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  • V.R.Shyanbhag September 5, 2012, 7:33 pm

    Basically I love MARUTI vehical.We have every right to appreciate the criteria of maruti zipsy. I am waiting for purchase

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  • V.R.Shyanbhag September 19, 2012, 5:24 pm

    I think maruti jipsy diesel may fulfill most of the demands of middle class customers even agriculturist

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  • Ashutosh Naik October 2, 2012, 2:37 am

    I want to buy a diesel gypsy . Can u tell me the fix launching date . I m waiting to buy a diesel gypsy . I want to become a frist customer of diesel gypsy in our district . So plzzz tell me the date of launching . And can u tell me the varients in diesel version , and colours in gypsy .

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  • jugraj October 12, 2012, 11:33 pm

    what was the price of gypsy diesel?

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  • shrabi October 14, 2012, 1:19 am

    i am plannin to buy new maruti gypsy king can any one telme whether diesel version wil b launched or not by 2012 or 2013.

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    • Faisal Khan October 14, 2012, 11:50 pm

      Shrabi, no diesel Gypsy in the cards.

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  • jugraj October 17, 2012, 5:14 pm

    what was the price of new gypsy?

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  • Kurian Kurian October 19, 2012, 2:43 pm

    I genuinely feel what we need is a 1.6ltr engine. Adding such an engine will give a minimum of 14km/ltr in town and highways 16kms.
    Gypsy is the most capable vehicle in off roading. I personally use a Land Cruiser/ Thar and Gypsy 1.3 mpfi. Btw our friends , groups we have competitions etc no one can come close to Gypsy. The only drawback is the suspension :- either we can go in for a CFL or independent coil spring system. Changing the shock absorbers makes a drastic change.
    Trust me guys the most cheapest maintainance vehicle you can use after Maruthi 800 and styling even today it’s upto date, expect a few corrections for the water leaks during mansoon.

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  • arez October 29, 2012, 8:26 pm

    Whether the latest maruti gypsy is power stering operated if not I had modified mine gypsy with.

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  • manish October 30, 2012, 8:52 am

    what is the launch date of gypsy diesel

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  • YOGESH ARYA November 17, 2012, 12:58 pm

    MARUTI GYPSY DIESEL KAB LAUNCH HO RAHI HE & RS. PLZ. GIVE ME ANS.

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  • amar nath November 27, 2012, 9:59 pm

    would the shape of the new gypsy diedel be same

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  • deepak singh December 10, 2012, 3:20 pm

    boss plz relaunch zypsy…m eager to take it as soon as possible…will its color be printed??

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  • punah January 7, 2013, 6:42 pm

    plz let me the time when gypsy diesal is launched as i am intrested in buying it
    regards
    punah

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  • F.nghaka February 3, 2013, 7:28 pm

    Gypsy King is the most beautiful vehicle in the world.No need to change its body,shape. Company must produce 5doors Market design directly like Tata Sumo.

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  • Guljar Singh Rathore February 5, 2013, 8:22 am

    When maruti is going to launch diesel gypsy ?

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    • Faisal Khan February 5, 2013, 10:51 am

      Guljar, Maruti Suzuki is not launching Gypsy diesel.

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  • Darshak patel March 8, 2013, 8:35 am

    Hello faisal sir.
    Kya aap bata shakte ho ki Maruti jimny launch hogi ki nahi..aur hogi to kab…
    Kyu ki Jimny ke intezar me aur koi gaddi lene me confusion ho rahi he…plz. Advise me sir…

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    • Faisal Khan March 11, 2013, 1:03 am

      Darshak, Jimny not coming to India anytime soon.

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  • vishal sharma August 5, 2013, 7:46 pm

    sir, i want to purchase a diesel car but i like only gypsy . plz tell me about it .what i can do?

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  • Lalduhsanga August 24, 2013, 6:34 pm

    Better to buy Renault Duster or Ford EcoSport they are much fuel efficiency, power brake, power steering etc, Gypsy bad/worst mileage and no power steering and very costly one. Bye2 Gypsy in the new era

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  • Muhammad Arif August 29, 2013, 10:15 pm

    Faisal can i know one thing if u dont mind, i know u all are talking about new gypsy
    but if i got a option of 2005 model gypsy 50,000 km run on petrolwhat should be the price
    and can any one tell me the real on road mileage of gypsy.

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    • Faisal Khan August 29, 2013, 10:21 pm

      Muhammad, can’t say price before checking condition but I don’t think anything more than Rs. 1.5 lakhs. Mileage is around 9-10 km/l.

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  • ali hamda November 3, 2013, 12:28 pm

    do you have any idea when gypsy diesel launch. it is a cool suv!! .please launch it soon.

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  • ali hamda November 3, 2013, 12:38 pm

    please launch it soon

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  • Malik Amir December 12, 2013, 8:46 pm

    I want to buy a gypsy for offroad in kashmir. Any bdy wnt to sell pls contct me

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