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Maruti Gypsy To Get Updated Soon, Diesel Engine Likely

Maruti Suzuki Gypsy

The Maruti Suzuki Gypsy has been appreciated by private buyers as well as the Indian Army and police since its launch in India. With the increasing technology, convenience and introduction of international car brands in India, the Gypsy eventually began losing steam amongst private buyers. Very few of the enthusiastic audience opt for the Gypsy to modify and use it as a rally car or off-roading vehicle. However, the Gypsy remains the ideal weapon for transport for the Indian Army since its introduction in our country.

Recently, the Indian Army released specifications for a tougher, more powerful and safer fleet of vehicles. Their requirements included vehicles equipped with airbags, anti-lock braking system, air-conditioning, power windows, five doors and central locking. Mahindra, Tata Motors and Nissan were said to be working on such prototypes but now, according to the rumours at Maruti dealerships, the carmaker is considering to update the Gypsy significantly to meet some of the requirements of the Indian Army.

The updated Gypsy could be launched with new engine options including a 1.2-litre G12B petrol engine that powers the Eeco currently and the famous Fiat sourced 1.3-litre turbo diesel unit. The 1.3-litre diesel powered Gypsy could be a big challenger for the Mahindra Thar. Currently the Gypsy is powered by a 1.3-litre petrol engine that produces 80 BHP of power and 103 Nm of torque. The 1.2-litre motor can give excise concessions to the Gypsy. Altering its bumpers can also help Gypsy duck under the sub-4 metre category, as it measures 4010 mm in length currently.

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  • Baljinder November 12, 2013, 4:30 pm

    Come on Maruti………. is launch in next year? Most of Enthusiastics are waiting for it.

  • sandy November 12, 2013, 6:04 pm

    Finally… finally the call is heard and the sleeping legend will wake up soon. Thats news…
    But why G12B Eeco’s engine, why not K12 Swift’s? Competitive pricing like Eeco?

  • Anand November 12, 2013, 6:06 pm

    I feel it is too late.. how can one company stick with a decade old model without any mechanical changes or face lifts. I would say, Maruti lost its ground and allowed other players to increase their share in Army.

  • Anand November 12, 2013, 6:07 pm

    In fact, I was thinking of buying one old Gypsy and checking with my mechanic to change Diesel motor with latest Gear box.

  • karan November 12, 2013, 9:08 pm

    this thing is so sold, it needs a complete remake not just an update.

  • Rick November 13, 2013, 8:40 am

    Exteriors can still be the same; however, interior needs a complete updation.

    Re-tuned K12 would be most appreciated for petrol. K14 should be one awesome move. These, along with larger wheel profile should help Gypsy keep good pace with rivals in the current world.

  • george November 13, 2013, 8:56 am

    Bring it on Maruthi…you are running late, pls work on the suspension and bumpiness :)

  • Ben November 13, 2013, 10:24 am

    But a diesel engine will spoil the entire characters which are unique for gypsy. It will not perform any better than thar. Gypsy will lose its stronghold areas like lightness, nimble handling, excellent drifting, outstanding pickup scratching the tyres, speed, etc against the thar. It will come into the territory of high class offroaders which slowly crawl.

  • george November 13, 2013, 5:23 pm

    it seems this is just another RUMOUR !!!!

  • piyush rathore January 15, 2014, 1:22 pm

    I also wating for gypsy in diesel

  • NIGHIL ABRAHAM January 22, 2014, 11:54 am

    if maruti launch gypsy diesel version, mahindra jeeps will get down in market….

  • Leo wilson February 11, 2014, 8:23 pm

    after all . anyone knows about new Gypsy diesel .mileage??? in old gypsy mileage is also a problem…

  • Rehan khan February 12, 2014, 12:53 am

    I dont know when maruti gypsy launch its diesal version
    But i update my gypsy king with new quadrajet diesal engine
    I get power,milage and four wheel drive

    • Faisal Khan February 12, 2014, 11:03 am

      Where did you get the engine?

      • Rehan khan February 13, 2014, 11:37 pm

        I get engine from my friend his Vista met with an accident so i purchace it .

    • Gaurav April 8, 2014, 4:34 pm

      hi rehan khan can you send me the pic of your diesel engine which you have installed in it coz i am making my mind to install a swift diesel engine in it along with the same gear box

      will be waiting for your reply

  • Tom Chandy February 20, 2014, 12:29 pm

    Iam also waiting for new gipsy diesel

  • vibhor March 10, 2014, 12:01 pm

    Whn is it cmng guys.? Bt waiting 4r the king of hills.

  • Gaurav April 8, 2014, 4:31 pm

    Hi Rehan Khan, you have put quadrajet engine, is your gearbox same or have you changed the gear box and hows the engine fitted in that does it looks nice, kindly do let me know and did u also got the ecu the wiring stuff with the diesel engine

  • offroadie May 8, 2014, 9:33 am

    I agree….the new gypsy should have the comfort and power of sx4 . The exteriors should be untouched. such a model can be a great hit all over the world.

  • pallab May 20, 2014, 10:48 pm

    No need for a diesel engine. The charm of driving a gypsy will be lost….

    • Faisal Khan May 21, 2014, 10:27 am

      But petrol engine doesn’t have the torque.


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