Auto Expo 2014 LIVE: Maruti Suzuki Gypsy Escapade showcased

| February 11, 2014 | 10 Comments

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We are reporting LIVE from  Auto Expo 2014 and Maruti Suzuki India Ltd has showcases the Gyespy Escapade concept here at the motor show.

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The Maruti Suzuki Gypsy enjoys quite a cult status in our country and has been the obvious choice of many off roading enthusiaists. The Gypsy is definitely the proverbial ‘mountain goat’ among the bunch of psuedo off-roaders on sale in the country and the dated but very capable model has ruled the roost with its terrific off-roading prowess. However, on the same time, barring a couple of engine-upgrades, the Gypsy has remained unchanged ever since it has been in the business and defenitely warrants a dose of freshness.

This is exactly where the new Maruti Suzuk Gypsy Escapade comes in. As we said earlier, the Gypsy Escapade has been put on display at the Auto Expo and has been responsible for setting many of us car aficionados excited. The modified vehicle is draped in a bright yellow paint job, boasts of hood scoops and has a pair of auxiliary lamps mounted at the top of the windscreen. The Gypsy Escapade also boasts of a high ground clearance and larger tyres.

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Mechanically though, the Gyspy Escapade remains unchanged. Powering the new Gypsy model is the same tried and tested 1.3 litre MPFI petrol engine that powers the regular model. This motor has a max power of 80 bhp and peak torque of 103 Nm .Unlike what was being speculatd, Maruti Suzuki has refrained from bestowing the capable off roader with a diesel engine. Also, the latest gen Jimny is conspicious by its abesence at the Expo, thereby hinting that MSIL hasn’t yet made up its mind to bring the new model to our shores.

What do you have to say about the new Maruti Suzuki Gypsy Escapade? Has Maruti been successful in bestowing this decade old model with some sense of freshness? Do share your views by penning them down in the comments section below. 

Category: Auto and Motor Shows, Auto Expo 2014, Maruti Suzuki, Maruti Suzuki Gypsy, News

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  1. What a load of tosh…Bury the Gypsy already! Even the diesel Jimny is too dated. This is positively a dinosaur! I bought one new in 2010 and enjoyed it but it soon became clear that it wouldn't be a part of my garage for very long…

    Sad that they neglect to upgrade this vehicle with coil spring suspension and a diesel engine and leak-proof interiors with factory fitted AC!

  2. B.S Das says:

    If Gypsy is brought back to life, few things would need to be taken care of.
    1-Modern looking dashboard with quality AC
    2-Leak proof interiors with comfortable seats
    3-Fuel efficient smooth engine
    4-Modern looking bonnet with good looking head lights

    Maruti can take some design.clues from.Wrangler or Jeep..If the prices are competative Gypsy will cannibalize the hatch back & mini SUV market for sure. Maruti will have to be dynamic & fast in decision making..

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  4. Giridhar. v. says:

    How many decades maruti needs to introduce the diesel gypsy.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Market is looking for an alternate to Thar. Maruti is fortunate to have a great brand Gypsy and all they need to do it is UPGRADE it with a great hi torque diesel mill+ better suspension+ac+power steering. And have an option of 4×4. Even if there are no cosmetic/luxury enhancements, it wl be a clear hands down winner. Gypsy still has a unmatched nostalgic value…………only if Maruti wud listen to the market potential.

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  7. Rishi Rana says:

    I am gypsy fan , I follow the news but it seems it will be ages when maruti jimny or escapae will be launched any time soon , The petrol versions are always better anybody looking for 4×4 petrol enjine is always a better choice for gypsy size………………..

  8. Shylesh Kumar.D Gowda says:

    I am very much gypsy fan , I follow the news but it seems it will be ages when maruti jimny or escapae will be launched any time soon , The petrol engine is always a better choice for family, For solo-roaming diesel engine gypsy is very good because of economical. I like back wheel drive gypsy with front wheels like Marathi Omani (with out axel bar.)

  9. Shylesh Kumar.D Gowda says:

    I am very much gypsy fan , I follow the news but it seems it will be ages when Maruthi jimny or escapade will be launched any time soon , The petrol engine is always a better choice for family, For solo-roaming diesel engine gypsy is very good because of economical. I like back wheel drive gypsy with front wheels like Marathi Omani (with out Axel bar.)

  10. Ramesh says:

    I am shocked that Maruti does not even want to sell its basic Gypsy model, when there are people willing to buy it, leave alone selling an improved version. In the meanwhile we have much inferior off roaders like the Thar and Duster 4×4 coming into the market. Maruti is doing to the Gypsy what it did to the Baleno – kill a great vehicle by not upgrading it. There is a huge emerging market for off roaders and they have to just see the vibrant market for second hand Gysies.

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