Maruti Suzuki Gypsy, being one of the oldest SUVs and the 4X4 vehicle in the Indian market has been formally discontinued by the Maruti Suzuki. Maruti Suzuki has officially abandoned its 33 years old 4X4 Maruti Suzuki Gypsy after a long period of time. Dealers of Maruti Suzuki are also addressed to take no new bookings of the old Maruti Suzuki Gypsy. The company also addressed that new units of the Gypsy will not arrive at any of the Maruti Suzuki dealerships across India. However, if any dealer occupies the old Maruti Suzuki gypsy they can sell it. The company has discontinued the model due to inadequate demand in the market, and a replacement model is not suspected to launch in the Indian market anytime soon.
Maruti Suzuki most probably used by the Indian Armed Forces
Maruti Suzuki originated its Gypsy in 1985 in the Indian market, and since then it became the backbone of the squadron of vehicles owned by the Indian Armed Forces. Maruti Suzuki Gypsy was the third vehicle launched by the brand in the Indian market after the Maruti Suzuki SS80 (Maruti 800) and the Maruti Omni. Maruti Suzuki Gypsy was a great arrival and a competitor to the Mahindra Thar and Force Gurkha in the Indian market. It was also the most affordable 4X4 vehicle in the market. The Gypsy also became the favorite choice of many rally teams due to its lightweight, which made it very capable off-the-road. Due to its compact size and lightweight, Armed Forces of India were the largest consumers of the Maruti Suzuki gypsy in India.
Maruti Suzuki launched an Alternate Vehicle of Gypsy
After the discontinuity of the Gypsy Tata has already obtained the bid to supply the personal vehicles for the Armed forces in India and they also have started dispatching specially made Tata Storme to the troops. An Alternate to the older Maruti Suzuki Gypsy the company has already launched the all-new Jimny, which would be the successor than the Gypsy in the international markets last year. The vehicle has become remarkably popular in the global markets too, but it is highly unpromising to arrive in India due to weak demand for the 4X4 models in the country. Nevertheless, it is not completely written-off and may launch in the future.