Indian Army might soon phase out Maruti Suzuki Gypsy

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In a development that comes across as surprising, it has emerged that Maruti Suzuki Gypsy has been phased out by the Indian Army. The Gypsy is basically the last generation Jimny and has been on sale in India since time immemorial. The Gypsy started its Indian innings with a 1.0 litre engine that was later replaced by the Esteem’s G13 1.3 litre engine. The Gyspy king, with the MPFI engine and a wide body kit, has been a popular choice of many for its great off roader credentials.

The Indian army is the largest customer of the Gypsy and would most probably replace the Gypsy with a SUV which has a diesel engine, ABS, Airbags, an 800 Kilogram payload, power windows and a five door design.

The G13 1.3 litre petrol engine that powers the Maruti Suzuki Gypsy has a max power output of 80 Bhp. However, it is being said that the Indian army’s new procurement guidelines specify a turbo diesel engine with at least 120 Bhp of power.

Maruti Suzuki Gypsy 1.3 MPFI Specifications

Length4010 mm
Width1540 mm
Height1845 mm
Seating Capacity8 Person
Displacement1298 cc
Fuel TypePetrol
Max Power80 bhp @ 6000 RPM
Max Torque103 Nm @ 4500 RPM
Mileage (ARAI)11.96 kmpl
Transmission TypeManual
No of gears5 Gears
DrivetrainFWD
Air ConditionerNo
Power SteeringNo
Power WindowsNo
Central LockingNo
Anti-Lock Braking SystemNo
AirbagsNo
Seat UpholsteryFabric
Alloy WheelsNo

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