Maruti Gypsy is an iconic car and what makes it still popular is its versatility and the ‘n’ number of modifications one can make to it. Earlier we showed you Maruti Suzuki Gypsy diesel, the 1.3-litre petrol engine was swapped by 1.3-litre DDiS diesel engine by Swift. Here’s another modified Gypsy.
Vidur Rathore, the owner of V-MOD has converted a Gypsy to Renegade. The donor vehicle is Gypsy King and a lot of metal bodywork has been done to achieve this modification. The shop is based in Indore, MP and the owner has given a bright yellow paint job to it.
On the outside, the car has been given aftermarket headlamp, tail lamps, and bigger wheels to stand out from the market. The doors have also been slicked out perfectly and shine bright yellow.
Moving to the interiors there is two-tone colour give to the seats. It is not clear whether it is 2-seater or if there is space in the back so people can sit inside. The modified Gypsy is an open-top vehicle, and there’s no provision even for a soft top. So, this vehicle is purely meant for fair weather.
One of the things which separate this Gypsy from other cars is that it has a beer bar underneath the back seat. You must never drink and drive though. The total modification job will set you back by around Rs 4 lakh.
This modified Gypsy does have polarizing looks, just like the Jeep Renegade had when it first made an entry into the US market some years ago. Love it or hate it, you can’t ignore it. That pretty much sums up this modified Gypsy.
Maruti Gypsy to be discontinued by March 2019
Yes, the iconic Gypsy – the budgeted 4X4 will stop its production soon. Maruti Gypsy has been long in the market even before I was born and has been a tremendous success till now. Been in the market for more than 30 years, the Gypsy never cared to change, the aura still remains the same.
Its round headlamp on the exterior, open top and an affordable all-wheel-drive function what made this car popular. Maruti Suzuki Gypsy is powered by 1.3-litre petrol engine churning out 81 Bhp of peak power and 110 Nm of peak torque on tap. The rear wheel driven car is built on a tough ladder frame chassis which helps in conquering tough roads. A 4X4 transfer case is standard, and the Gypsy is one of the most capable off roaders in India.
Yes, the Gypsy is popular among rally racers because of its natural style and the ruggedness. The car over the years didn’t provide the basic amenities like power steering, power windows per se. The leaf spring suspension made the ride very uncomfortable and the low fuel efficiency were the two main reasons people complained. However, with the changing norms of safety in India, the car couldn’t be re-engineered with ABS and airbags. Thus the era of Gypsy will end soon.