Maruti Suzuki Gypsy
|Engine||G13BB, MPFI, 16-Valve, Gasoline||Power Window|
|Max Torque||103 Nm @ 4500 rpm||Power Steering|
|Max. Power||80 PS @ 6000 rpm||Air Conditioner|
|Transmission||5Speed Manual||CD Player|
Maruti Suzuki Gypsy
Maruti Gypsy India
Maruti Gypsy is a four-wheel-drive powered Jeep that is inspired from the Suzuki Jimny family. The Maruti Suzuki introduced the Gypsy in the Indian market in December 1985. The first ever Gypsy came with 970 cc F10A Suzuki engine and while the Gypsy could not hijack the sales it was a favorite choice with the law enforcement departments. Initially, available only as a soft-top it later came with a hard top as well. This move dealt a terrible blow to the reigning Premier Padmini which was until then the only popular Indian rally car. The Maruti Gypsy was now an anywhere, anytime, anyplace with its all terrain capability.
Maruti Gypsy Exteriors
The Gypsy over the years has improved its looks and the new one is going the right way as well considering its age. The Maruti Gypsy comes with the option of hard top and soft top with four colour variants. The new variant has increased width and peps up the charm factor considerably. The Gypsy might not rake in the sales but it has still managed to keep itself afloat and has lasted longer than the present day SUVís that have come and gone.
Maruti Gypsy Engine
The Maruti Gypsy comes with a 1298cc engine displacement, G13BB, MPFI, 16 Valve Gasoline type and 4 cylinders. It delivers a Maximum Power of 80 bhp @6000 rpm and Maximum Torque of 103 Nm @ 4500 rpm. The transmission is five forward (all Synchromesh), One reverse type with a Two-speed Transfer gearbox and constant mesh type. The Transfer gear ratio is High at 1.409 and Low at 2.268. The brakes have booster and are front disc and rear drum type.
Maruti Gypsy Interiors
In terms of the interior space the front seats are bucket seats but they are flat and not very comfortable. Strangely it has lacks tilt steering and you might be in for a poor ergonomic experience. The soft-top has benches along the sides at the rear which again runs short on the comfort factor and therefore is only suitable for short trips only. The hardtop gets a forward-facing bench which offers some relief. The dashboard is quite practical and very simple but do not except too much in terms of the appeal. The central console comes with buttons for the blower and also a cassette player for some fun and frolic. †The three-door is huge in convenience. The worst part is you are allowed to the rear bench only from the front doors. The side-facing benches can be accessed from the rear. However, off the road, the car is unbeatable due its nippy, ultra light body along with the superb 4WD system tames even the wildest, meanest and worst of terrains.
Maruti Gypsy Safety Features
The Maruti Gypsy for some strange reason has thrown caution to the winds and even lacks the basic safety features like seat belts. The small list of Maruti Gypsy safety features include front impact beams and side impact beams to minimize the effects of collision, child safety locks and warning system.
Maruti Gypsy Colors
Maruti Gypsy Ride and Handling
The Maruti Gypsy is the other word for rugged and mechanical components prove this fact. The engine is never tired of roaring and responds even at the slightest of commands. In terms of the interiors is where the car falls flat. They are not as tough as the mechanical parts and begin to wear out and rattle pretty soon. But apart from this, there isnít much that can go wrong in the Gypsy.
Maruti Gypsy Specifications
The Maruti Gypsy Specifications come with a length of 4010 mm, width of 1540 mm, height of 1875 and 1845mm for the hard and soft top. The front track measures 1300 mm with a rear track of 13010 mm. It has a gross weight of 1585 kg and 1650 kg for the hard and soft top. The tyres are F78-15-4 PR and 205/70R15 in size.† It has a 40 litre fuel tank capacity.
Maruti Gypsy Ex-Showroom price
The Maruti Gypsy price ranges around Rs 5.85-6.05 lakhs. Do not except anything in terms of the comfort features and this might seem a bit expensive. However, the Gypsy is a straight forward dare devil and goes wherever you want it to. The spare parts are not priced much but this should not be a cause of concern. The Gypsy is a top favourite with the armed forces and enthusiasts, which means the case for repairs should be very rare. Being petrol variant however pinches a few holes in the pocket and not to forget the low fuel efficiency.
Maruti Gypsy Models
Maruti Gypsy King MPI Hard Top: This variant comes with fiber reinforced plastic, fabric upholstery, foldable windscreen, removable canvas top, lockable glove compartment, front package tray, front footstep assembly, floor carpet.
Maruti Gypsy King MPI Soft Top: The soft top variant comes with the same features similar to the Hard Top variant except for the open roof (soft top) or convertible option.
Maruti Gypsy Competitors
The Maruti Gypsy competes with the likes of other rugged cars like the Mahindra Thar, Tata Safari, Mahindra Scorpio and the Tata Sumo etc.
Compare Maruti Gypsy with other Models
Maruti Gypsy vs Mahindra Thar: The Mahindra Thar is costlier compared to the Gypsy. The Gypsy runs on petrol while the Thar runs on diesel. The Maruti Gypsy comes with an 8 speed manual gear compared to 7 in the Thar. The Mahindra Thar is the robust of the two and also comes with optional comfort features like AC.
Maruti Gypsy vs Mahindra Bolero: Mahindra Bolero is a value for money car and comes with all the necessary additions that make your driving experience memorable as well. The Maruti Gypsy is an all out aggressive vehicle and does not care for the comforts and lack of safety features cannot be ignored. The only thing that goes in favor of the Gypsy is the price which is cheaper than the Bolero.
Maruti Gypsy vs Tata Safari: The Maruti Gypsy is cheaper compared to the Tata Safari. †The Tata Safari however beats the Gypsy with its diesel capabilities, higher power and better torque. The Tata Safari also comes with a host of comfort features like AC, power steering, CD player and power windows etc.
Maruti Gypsy Mileage
The Maruti Gypsy mileage stands at 10-11 kms/liter within the city and 6 to 8 kms/liter even on the worst of terrains.
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