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
|Seating Capacity||8 Person|
|Max Power||80 bhp @ 6000 RPM|
|Max Torque||103 Nm @ 4500 RPM|
|Mileage (ARAI)||11.96 kmpl|
|No of gears||5 Gears|
|Anti-Lock Braking System||No|
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