We informed you earlier that Suzuki will unveil the new generation Jimny SUV at the 2017 Tokyo Auto Salon. It is expected that the SUV will also make its way to Indian market. In fact, India is also likely to serve as an export hub for select international markets. If media reports are to be believed, the SUV will be launched in India as new Maruti Gypsy 2018. The Japanese automaker will unveil the two doors and a short wheelbase version of the SUV, but India-spec model will have an extended wheelbase and four doors.
Maruti is likely to use the Gypsy brand for the vehicle in order to encash on the brand’s popularity among buyers. It was speculated that the new model will be based on Suzuki’s new generation platform; that didn’t happen. The new Maruti Gypsy will be developed on the body-on-frame architecture. However, this platform will be modified to accommodate new engines and styling. Going by the leaked images, it is visible that the new off-roader will get boxy-styling and upright front fascia with large grille and round shaped headlights.
The SUV will get squared-off wheel arches, bigger alloy wheels and sporty rear profile. The spyshots suggest that the SUV will look like a smaller version of the Mercedes G-Class and Land Rover Defender. Inside, the SUV is likely to get retro-modern design. It will sport an all-new dashboard with new AC vents, steering wheel and new buttons. The top-end model will be equipped with Suzuki’s Smartplay infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
In India, the SUV is expected to be powered by a 1.0-litre Boosterjet petrol engine that also powers the Baleno RS. The company could also use the new 1.5-litre M15 petrol engine, which will also power the upcoming Ciaz and S-Cross facelifts. The next-generation SUV will also get Suzuki’s AllGrip Pro system. In India, the new Gypsy will rival the Mahindra Thar and Mahindra Bolero. Also Read – Upcoming Maruti Cars In India
New Maruti Gypsy 2018 Price
|Minimum (expected)||Rs 6.5 lakh|
|Maximum (expected)||Rs 9 lakh|
With added features and new engine specs, the new Gypsy is expected to be slightly more expensive than the previous model. We believe that the new model could be priced in the range of Rs 6.5 lakh and Rs 9 lakh.
New Maruti Gypsy 2018 Launch
Suzuki will unveil the new generation Jimny SUV at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2017. In India, this model could be launched as new Gypsy. It is expected that the SUV could be unveiled at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo, while the launch could take place in the second half of 2018 or early 2019. Also Read – New Maruti Cars to be unveiled at Auto Expo 2018
New Maruti Gypsy 2018 Specifications
|Engine||1.0-litre Boosterjet Petrol|
|Gearbox||5-speed MT / 6-speed AT|
The global-spec model will come with three engine options – a 660cc turbocharged petrol, 1.0-litre Boosterjet petrol and a 1.2-litre Dualjet petrol. Both manual and automatic versions of the SUV will be on offer. It will also get Suzuki’s advanced AllGrip Pro system.
The India-spec Gypsy 2018 is likely to be powered by the same 1.0-litre Boosterjet petrol engine that also powers the Baleno RS. This engine is good for 100bhp of power and 150Nm of torque. A five-speed manual gearbox driving the power to the wheels will come as standard. The company will also introduce the AWD version of the SUV. Maruti could also use the 1.5-litre M15 petrol engine that is good for 100bhp of power and 135Nm of torque. There could be a more powerful version of the SUV, which is likely to be powered by a 1.4-litre Boosterjet petrol engine. You May Also Like – Maruti Swift 2018 | Maruti Grand Vitara | Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol
New Maruti Gypsy 2018 Mileage
Maruti cars are known for their high fuel efficiency. It is expected that the next Gypsy will also offer higher mileage. The SUV could return around 15-16kmpl in city and around 18-19kmpl on the highways.
New Gypsy Spy Images
New Maruti Gypsy 2018 Other Details
Smartplay touchscreen infotainment system
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
Multifunctional steering wheel
Suzuki’s AllGrip pro all-wheel-drive system
Automatic climate control
Dual front airbags
ABS + EBD
Round shaped headlamps and fog lamps
Like the current model, the next-generation Gypsy is expected to be a 4-door extended wheelbase model. The same model will also go on sale in Indonesia and Brazil. However, the global car will have 2 doors and shorter wheelbase. The new model will fall under 4 meter in length.
New Maruti Gypsy 2018 Exterior & Interior
The new generation Gypsy will be based on the modified body-on-frame architecture. The platform will be modified to accommodate new rugged exterior design and new engines. Featuring muscular styling, the SUV will get minimal curves and flow lines. Going by the leaked images of the new Jimny, it is visible that the SUV will get bold front fascia with large bumper. The SUV gets big air dam, five slat grille, round shaped headlamps and a smaller set of round headlamps. Other design highlights will include prominent squared-off wheel arches, body coloured ORVMs, turn indicators on wheel arches and round-shaped taillamps.
In India, the SUV will be offered in a four-door version with ample headroom and legroom space for front and rear occupants. It will be equipped with Suzuki’s new Smartplay infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Other features will include automatic climate control, multi-functional steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, etc.
New Maruti Gypsy 2018
The new generation model will be based on ladder-frame architecture. It will feature retro-modern exterior and feature loaded cabin, and an all-new engine.