India’s largest car maker Maruti Suzuki has closed its Gypsy SUV in India. The company launched the two-door off-roader in India first in 1985 and it has been one of the best-selling models. This SUV is considered to be the first choice car of the Indian Army. It is said that the army bought 31 thousand Maruti Gypsy.
Why the shutdown?
Maruti Suzuki Gypsy came in India 33 years ago and its second generation has been sold so far in the same embodiment. In the international market this SUV’s third generation model came in 1998 and its fourth generation model was revealed last year. The company has stopped Gypsy in India due to the updated crash test and BS6 norms. This means that this is the end of the road for the prestigious model which has not only been sold to the citizens but also has been sold to the Armed Forces.
Power Specifications of Maruti Gypsy
Maruti Gypsy was first launched with 970 cc F10A four-cylinder petrol engine. This was followed by an upgraded 1.3 liter four-cylinder petrol engine. This motor was of 16-valve, which generated 80 bhp power at 6000 rpm and torque of 103 nm at 4500 rpm. The engine is equipped with a 5-speed gearbox. There was a shortage of diesel engine but despite this, it has been giving good response to Indian roads. Its price was 6.22 lakh rupees (ex-showroom Delhi) and was available in soft top and hard-top versions.