This is an interesting Maruti Jimny vs Gypsy comparison off-road test in the mountains. The Jimny has made its debut in the Indian market as the latest addition. This marks a significant milestone, as it is the first time anywhere in the world that the Jimny is available in a 5-door configuration. The rationale behind this decision is rather straightforward: Indian consumers prioritize practicality over aesthetics. In contrast, the Gypsy has earned a well-deserved reputation as one of the finest off-road SUVs ever manufactured. Its rugged design and impressive 4×4 capabilities enable it to conquer a wide range of terrains. In this off-road test, we witness the exciting performance of these two vehicles.
Maruti Jimny vs Gypsy Off-Road Test
This video comes from Guy From Manali on YouTube. The vlogger takes his Gypsy and a friend’s brand-new Jimny to an off-roading location near Manali, Himachal Pradesh. Note that it is not an artificial track but a raw natural terrain. Firstly, he takes the Gypsy up a steep slope in a 4×2 configuration. He does the same with the Jimny. Both these SUVs perform decently well. Thereafter, he engages the 4×4 Lo mode on both of these vehicles. This enhances their capabilities a lot. Both of them are able to climb higher. It is only due to the end of the terrain that the vlogger is not able to climb any further. Still, he feels that both these are equally capable. But the Jimny feels much smoother in operation and ride.
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The Jimny is equipped with a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine, delivering 103 hp and 134 Nm of peak power and torque. This engine can be paired with either a 5-speed manual transmission or a 4-speed automatic transmission, both featuring dedicated ALLGRIP PRO 4×4 capabilities. In contrast, the Gypsy was previously powered by a 1.3-litre petrol engine that produced 80 hp and 103 Nm of peak power and torque. This engine was connected to a 5-speed manual gearbox, providing power to all four wheels.
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What We Think
While the practice of staging an off-roading test has become increasingly popular among YouTubers to determine a car’s power, it’s important to emphasize that this is not the most suitable method for assessing a vehicle’s true capabilities. In fact, engaging in such activities can potentially cause long-term harm to the vehicles involved. The mechanical components of the cars can suffer significant damage as a result of these actions. Consequently, we strongly recommend refraining from undertaking such reckless acts if you genuinely care about the well-being of your vehicle. You must only perform off-roading when needed. Remember, excess of everything is harmful.
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