Maruti Suzuki’s Gypsy is an iconic SUV that enjoyed a production run for over 30 years, right from the mid 1980s to late last year. The manufacturer recently discontinued the production of this SUV because of the stricter emission and safety norms. Just like Mahindra Thar, Maruti Gypsy is also popular among off-road community and is a very common sight at such events. Even though it has gone out of production, there are still many well kept examples of Gypsy across the country. It is also a very popular SUV in the modifying circuit. Here we have video of one such Maruti Gypsy that has been tastefully modified.
The video has been uploaded by DiX Motography on their youtube channel. The video shows a tastefully modified Maruti Gypsy in action. It has all the elements that we normally see in an off-road ready vehicle. The overall paint job on the Gypsy consist of white and green which gives it a distinct look. The headlamps, tail lamps are all stock and stock bumper at the front has been replaced with a heavy duty off-road ready unit.
A pair of auxiliary lamps can be seen on the bumper and the turn indicators and pilot lamps are also placed in the bumper. Coming to the side profile, there are fender flares, a snorkel and off-road ready tyres and wheels. The Gypsy now sits a bit higher as the shackle has been lifted. It is now a 2 seater SUV and the loading bay at the rear gets a frame which gives it a bit more muscular look. It can also act as an exoskeleton in case the car topples.
Apart from that it gets an aftermarket HKS power exhaust which gives it a very throaty note. The same can be heard in the video too. Other changes include a new tachometer that has been placed right next to the steering on the dashboard. No other changes are mentioned or seen in the Gypsy. It is not known whether any modifications are made to the engine or is it still the same old petrol engine. Overall, the Gypsy looks pretty cool and with no wild looking mods on it manages to look butch.
Maruti Suzuki is expected to replace the Gypsy with the latest generation Jimny. The Jimny will go into production at Maruti Suzuki’s Gujarat factory by the end of this year. However, the 3 door version of the Jimny will be meant exclusively for export markets. A 5 door version of the off roader is said to be under development, which is likely to be launched in India later on.