Maruti Gypsy is one of the iconic SUVs that Maruti has ever produced for Indian market. Maruti Gypsy was an international product and was available in international markets under different names. It was a simple no nonsense 4×4 that can handle almost any terrain. Maruti Suzuki discontinued Gypsy from the market as part of BS6 transition and low demand. International markets have Jimny which is again a small 4×4 SUV which in demand. In India, we have several examples of modified Gypsy SUVs and it is extensively used by rally teams and off-road enthusiasts. Here we have a video of one such Maruti Gypsy that is modified neatly.
The video has been uploaded by Small Town Rider on their YouTube channel. The vlogger talks about the all the modifications that have been made to the SUV. He starts by saying that the owner of this particular Gypsy is an avid off-roader and has also participated in rallies. First thing that one would notice about the Gypsy here is the paint scheme. It gets mud brown paint job with black inserts at places. The paint job itself changes the look.
At the front, Maruti Gypsy gets aftermarket projector LED headlamps with LED rings on it. The grille remains stock but, the bumper is an aftermarket unit. The stock bumper has been replaced with a sturdy off-road bumper with turn indicators integrated in it. An electronic winch is also installed at the front.
Coming to the side profile, vlogger shows the gloss black wheel arch cladding and the snorkel. A pair of auxiliary lamps are also installed here. The ORVMs are probably borrowed from a Mahindra Bolero. The main highlight on this Gypsy is the cabin. It now gets a closed cabin which is extended slightly towards the rear. This type of cabins are called rally cabins.
Other modifications here include custom graphics, aftermarket wheels and All-terrain tyres. The roof on this Gypsy is completely blacked out and there is a bit of space left in the rear in case one wants to carry something. Spare wheel is mounted on the tail gate itself. The Gypsy looks well built from outside.
Vlogger then moves inside the car, the cabin in this Gypsy is purpose built. Not many changes or premium features are seen here. The dashboard gets a tan coloured padding and the seats are also aftermarket units with better cushioning. Seats are also drapped in tan colour material. I gets a small map reading light for navigator, a small audio system and everything else remains stock.
Maruti Suzuki Gypsy has a cult following even today. Vlogger mentions that if one is interested in modifying their Gypsy like this, the estimated cost is around Rs 5-6 lakh. This may vary from one garage to other and also the nature of modifications. Maruti Gypsy was available with a petrol engine only. It was powered by a 1,298 cc, petrol engine that generates 80 Ps and 103 Nm of peak torque. It was only available with a manual gearbox. Maruti Suzuki has now started the production of Jimny in India and the same is expected to be launched in our market soon.