Maruti Suzuki is phasing out the Gypsy

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13 Nov 2018

#EndOfAnEra: Maruti Suzuki Gypsy bookings to stop from December

As reported by NDTV Car and Bike, production of the iconic Maruti Suzuki Gypsy will be halted in March 2019, after 33 years of glorious service.

Bookings for the car will be accepted through November, but will be shut December onwards.

The current on-road price of a Gypsy is Rs. 7.5 lakh, so here's your last chance to grab one.

Here's more.

Popularity

Gypsy has been a favorite for rally drivers, Army

Gypsy has been a favorite for rally drivers, Army

Since its launch in December 1985, the Gypsy has been a favorite among off-road enthusiasts and rally drivers alike.

The car has also been a favorite for several government agencies, and the Indian Army for decades.

90% of all Gypsies sold go to government agencies, the police, or the military, while the rest are bought by individuals for recreational purposes.

Evolution

The Gypsy saw only a few upgrades over three decades

Over the years, the Gypsy has received little to no cosmetic changes, but has undergone some changes under the hood.

In 1993, the car was upgraded to feature 90mm wider front and rear tracks, and in 1996, it got the all-aluminium 1.3-liter engine from the Maruti Suzuki Esteem.

In its current morph, it sports a 1.3-liter MPFI BS4 engine, in accordance with emission standards.

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Specs

What the Gypsy offers in its current morph

What the Gypsy offers in its current morph

Currently, the Gypsy, with its 1.3-liter MPFI BS4 petrol engine, offers 80bhp of horsepower, and 103Nm of torque.

The car is available in its standard, four-wheel drive variant, and comes either with a removable canvas top, or with a factory-fitted hard top.

That said, the car offers no creature comforts and does not sport luxuries like air conditioning and power steering.

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