After being in production for more than 3 decades, Maruti has finally pulled the plug on the Gypsy.
The Maruti Suzuki Gypsy has been an iconic 4X4 SUV ever since it’s launch in 1985. Since then the Gypsy has been sold in large numbers. It is almost 34 years after the launch of the vehicle that the company has decided to pull the plug on the production of the Gypsy, which is also one of the oldest models under production by the brand.
Dealers have been told not to accept any bookings for the Gypsy SUV. The Maruti Gypsy has been around with enthusiasts for a long time. The vehicle is also used by the Indian armed forces and the police. The SUV which is a 4X4 is famous for its off-roading capabilities. The Gypsy is built around a ladder-frame type chassis and has a transfer case for 4×4 drive with both high and low ratios. Originally, the Gypsy was offered with a 1.0-litre petrol engine which was later upgraded to a 1.3–litre petrol engine which further received fuel–injection as the emission norms started getting stricter. The 1.3–litre fuel injected engine produced 80 BHP and 104 Nm of torque.
The reason behind the discontinuation of the Maruti Gypsy’s production is quite clear. The Gypsy has not received any substantial changes to its structure for decades now. This makes it no longer capable to go through the strict crash norms that have been in implementation now. For the Gypsy to resurrect, it would need a complete overhaul in design and safety features to make it capable for the current automobile market. Thus the Gypsy seems quite outdated but the fan following of this iconic SUV would still remain. The Maruti Suzuki Gypsy was being produced on an order basis but now it won’t be sold.
Maruti Gypsy Discontinued
– Been in production for 33 years since its launch in 1985
– Known for its off-roading prowess and modification potential
– Devoid of safety features like ABS and airbags