Maruti Suzuki Gypsy: From launch date to last date all you should know
New Delhi : The iconic gypsy from the house of Maruti will come to an end this March 2019. We have seen many avatar of this car model but now it seems that end of road for the robust vehicle is more. Maruti Suzuki Gypsy was launched in December 1985 and merely had major modifications in terms of its sleek look. But underneath the skin, the vehilce has gone through several updates to live up to the expectation of customers. The notable changes include wider track and evolution from the 1-litre to the 1.3-litre carb engine to the current 1.3-litere MPFI BS4 engine in order to meet emissions standards.
But now, the production house confirms that Gypsy will now come to an end in March 2019 as it will not be getting an update for the new ABS and airbag rules that are soon to be enforced in India. Bookings for Gypsy has already stopped in the month of December 2018
The 4 X 4 Maruti Gypsy comes with a 1.3-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine. This engine is capable of producing 80 BHP of power along with 105 Nm of peak torque. It comes with a permanent four-wheel drive system. The engine is paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox. In terms of new update, the company has stated that it will not upgrade the vehicle for further safety and emission rules.
Though Maruti confirms that its classic heritage will be no more there in stock, there are possibilities that we see a new Gypsy by the 2019 year-end. There have been speculations on the launch of the Maruti Gypsy with a diesel engine. Maruti will be looking at getting into production for India by late 2019. The company could also launch the car on the Auto Expo in 2020.
Car critics say that the new Gypsy may be placed at INR 7 lakhs to INR 10 lakhs (on-road). There will be new design, more features based on an all-new platform, which will be lighter and will give better performance, handling and mileage too.
So, let's wait for the big launch this year or may be in 2020!