Maruti Gypsy is the most popular offroader in India. Although, the sad news is that the company is planning to soon halt the production of its iconic model on 31st Dec 2018. The company will officially stop bookings by the end of this year. So, if you were planning to purchase this off-roader, you have only a few days for booking. Every Gypsy fan will agree that this model had its own unique identity which will be never forgotten. It will be great to know if the partnership plans to manufacture a similar model in future, but definitely with a huge power unit.
Maruti Suzuki Gypsy was officially announced in 1985. The company has never introduced a major update to the model, but still, it successfully existed for 34-year in the automotive market giving tough competition to its rivals. The Gypsy was the third model of the company in the country which was announced after the SS80 800 Hatchback and the Omni. The production of the Hatchback is already stopped and Omni will be soon discontinued due to a decrease in sales.
The body frame of the Gypsy is the same since its launch. The boxy and slender frame is still popular in the automotive industry for the off-roading range. The company has also released a facelifted version known as Gypsy King which was wider and tall, but the design was almost same. It was hard to figure out the changes received in the facelifted version. Although, the Gypsy got a high-performance powertrain inside the hood with fuel injection in 2000 after the emission norms were announced.
So, you might be thinking what could be the reason for the product halt of such a popular off-roader. Well, Gypsy is not equipped with the high-level safety features which are mandatory as per the new vehicle safety norms. These norms will come in the force from April 2019 which strictly mandated the adoption of ABS and airbags in all the four-wheelers. If you want to purchase the off-roader before it is discontinued, then visit nearby dealership now. You can buy the Gypsy at Rs 6.4 lakh, ex-showroom.
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