New Delhi. Maruti Suzuki delivered 718 units of Gypsy to the Indian Army in June 2020, a year after the car was taken off the shelves in the country.
Powering the Gypsy is a BS4-compliant 1.3-litre petrol engine that puts out 80 hp of max power and 103 Nm of peak torque. The car comes with a four-wheel-drive setup as standard, and also gets a low-range gearbox.
However, additional units are not available to be purchased by civilians. But, Maruti Suzuki has something else planned for people who are looking for an affordable rugged off roader, i.e. the Jimny. It should be known that the Gypsy sold in the Indian market was actually the second-gen version of the Suzuki Jimny retailed elsewhere. Now, the latter has entered the fourth-gen avatar.
Maruti revealed the said SUV at the 2020 Auto Expo in order to gauge public response, and the said car is expected to be launched in the country by the end of this year or early 2021, and could be re-branded as ‘Gypsy’ for the Indian market.
The SUV will likely be offered with the same 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine that Maruti uses for the Vitara Brezza and the Ciaz. The said engine puts out 105 PS power and 138 Nm torque. Additionally, the Jimny will also get a part-time four-wheel drive setup.