Next-Generation Maruti Gypsy India Launch, Prices, Features, Specs And Mileage

It seems that the next-generation Maruti Suzuki Gypsy, after all, is not going to reach Indian shores anytime soon. With recent reports suggesting that Maruti has decided to pull the plug on this iconic 4×4, the future of what used to be one of the tougher off-roaders hangs in balance.

In the international markets, the Maruti Gypsy or the Jimny, is currently running in its third generation iteration. It recently recieved it third generation update and with that has become on f the most sought-after products, particularly in the Japanese market.

There were rumours of Maruti considering launching the new Jimny in India rebadged as the Gypsy, however, they were rubbished by company senior management. The reason cited for not introducing the same in our country was the low demand in the niche compact 4×4 segment in India.

maruti gypsy front image


Maruti Gypsy 2018- India Launch Date

New Maruti Gypsy 2018 Launch DateLate 2019

Details remain sketchy on the new Maruti Gypsy 2018 India launch date. However, the latest rumours claim a launch in 2019. The Gypsy has been the most successful of all SUVs ever sold in India.

However, age has long caught up with this mountain goat and a replacement is urgently required. The speculated new Maruti Gypsy 2018 is sure to gladden the enthusiasts and probably the Forces as well.

maruti gypsy tracking image

Also Read: Maruti Wagon R 7-Seater MPV India Launch, Price Expectations And Other Details

The current Jimny is a sub-compact SUV that is a very capable off-roader. In 1979, the first-ever Jimny (LJ10) made its debut. India got a long wheelbase version of the second-generation model. Maruti Suzuki’s Gujarat facility could be responsible for the 2018 Jimny/Gypsy’s development.

India could be an export hub for South East Asian, European, and North American markets. India could even export the next-gen model to Japan. The Baleno’s lightweight platform will underpin the 2018 Maruti Gypsy. Even the engine could come from the upcoming Baleno RS.

Maruti Gypsy 2018- Price in India

New 2018 Maruti Gypsy/2018 Jimny 2WDRs. 5.40 Lakhs
New 2018 Maruti Gypsy/2018 Jimny 4WDRs. 6.50 Lakhs

We expect the new Maruti Gypsy 2018 to be much more feature-laden than the rather spartan current model. Also, the 2018 Suzuki Jimny will use a modern platform and a new-age engine.

This could lead to a significant price increase over the current model. We expect the 2018 Gypsy to come in both 2WD and 4WD versions. This will ensure a competitive starting price of the mainstream SUV market. The Gypsy enjoys a high brand image in India. This will definitely help the fourth generation Jimny to find many takers in India.

maruti gypsy side tracking image

Also Read: Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol Price, Mileage, Launch, Features And Engine Details

Maruti Gypsy 2018- Engine Specifications

Engine Type/ Displacement1.0-litre L Petrol/1.3 L diesel
Power110 bhp
Torque170 Nm
Top Speed~ 175 KMPH
Acceleration (0-100 km/h)~ 9.5 Seconds
Transmission (Gearbox)5-speed MT
Mileage~ 22 KMPL

Powering the 2018 Suzuki Jimny aka New Maruti Gypsy 2018 is the M13A 1.3 litre 4-cylinder petrol VVT engine that outputs a maximum power of 84.2 PS at 6,000 rpm and a peak torque of 110 Nm at 4,100 rpm.

The engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. A 4-speed automatic is optional. The new Gypsy offers shift-on-fly 4WD with a low-ratio 4WD-L setting. Safety features include dual front airbags, ABS, ESC, and seat-belts with pre-tensioners.

Also Read: Maruti Wagon R 2018 India Launch, Price Expectations, Mileage, Features And Specifications

There are good chances that the new Gypsy will even offer a Diesel engine option in India. The new Gypsy for India could even get the 1.2-litre K12 four-cylinder, naturally aspirated engine.

maruti gypsy rear image

Much like the current model, the 2018 Suzuki Jimny/Maruti Gypsy 2018 has a low kerb weight, which makes it a fairly sprightly performer. India will probably get both 2WD and 4WD variants.

While the cheaper 2WD model will attract the private SUV buyers, the 4WD could be put in use by the off-road enthusiasts and the Armed Forces. The JDM-spec Jimny could get the 0.66-litre turbocharged three-cylinder engine from the Alto Turbo RS.

Maruti Gypsy 2018- Mileage

New Maruti Gypsy 2018 Mileage (Estimated)
City18 KMPL
Highway19.5 KMPL

Thanks to a modern engine, the 2018 Jimny/Gypsy will have a higher fuel mileage than the current model. Powering the current Gypsy is an age-old 1.3-litre G Series engine that isn’t very frugal. We expect an ARAI-claimed mileage of around 22 KMPL for the new model Gypsy.

Also Read: 2018 Maruti Ertiga India Launch, Expected Price, Features, Specs And Other Details

maruti gypsy hill side image

Maruti Gypsy 2018 Dimensions

Akin to the current model, the 2018 Jimny/Gypsy could get an extended wheelbase. Indonesia and Brazil too could see the launch of this same model.

In spite of a long wheelbase, the 2018 Gypsy will be a sub-4 metre SUV that will benefit from lower excise duties. Hence, the new Jimny/Gypsy will have a length of around 3,545 millimetres.

It measures exactly 1,600 mm in width and 1,670 mm in height. Complete dimensions of the new Maruti Gypsy 2018 are as follows-

Also Read: New Maruti Alto 800 India Launch, Price Expectations, Features, Specifications And Other Details

Length x Width x Height3,545 mm x 1,600 mm x 1,670 mm
Kerb Weight~ 930 kgs
Wheelbase2250 mm
Ground Clearance190 mm

maruti gypsy interiors image

Maruti Gypsy 2018- Features

In order to compete with the rivals, the next-generation Maruti Gypsy could offer some pretty decent kit in terms of its equipment list.

However, that might increase the prices quite a lot. Hence, these creature comforts are likely to make it to the top-spec version of the 4×4 only. It could have features such as LED daytime running lights, LED tail-lamps, a touchscreen infotainment display, Apple Car Play and Android Auto Connectivity, steering mounted audio and telephony controls, reverse parking camera and sensors, height adjustable steering wheel to name a few.

Also Read: New Maruti Zen (Y1K) India Launch, Price Expectations, Features, Mileage And Specifications

  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • LED Tail-lamps
  • Touchscreen Infotainment System
  • Apple Car Play
  • Android Auto
  • Adjustable Steering Wheel
  • Height Adjustable Driver’s Seat
  • Day and Night Rear View Mirror
  • Steering Mounts Audio Controls

Maruti Gypsy 2018- Safety Features

As we all know that starting April 2019, all cars launching in India much adhere to certain safety regulations set by the Government.

These include dual-airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX child seat mounts and Reverse parking sensors. In addition to this, the next-generation Maruti Gypsy will also come with Hill-Decent and Hill Assist among the others.

maruti gypsy seating image

Also Read: Upcoming Maruti Baleno Rivals; Tata 45X, Kia Rio, Nissan Micra and New Volkswagen Polo

  • Dual Airbags
  • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD)
  • Isofix Child Seat Mounts
  • Reverse Parking Sensors

Maruti Gypsy 2018- Exterior 

The new Jimny is built on a ladder-on-frame chassis. Suzuki has adopted a retro design strategy for the latest iteration of its popular Compact SUV. This means the new Gypsy has hints of the earlier generations but looks modern enough to suit the taste of new car buyers.

There are two trims- Standard and Mode3. The latter comes with a more rugged look, which is courtesy of grey bumpers and grey-body cladding. The standard model offers body-coloured bumpers and cladding, which gives it a slightly more premium look.

The company is offering the new SUV with bits like a hood scoop and roof rails. These go on to make the 2018 Gypsy look more stylish.

Also Read: Upcoming Maruti Vitara Brezza Rivals- Hyundai Carlino, Mahindra S201 and Jeep Sub-Compact SUV

maruti gypsy side image

Maruti Gypsy 2018- Interior

On the inside, the new Jimny is unmistakably Suzuki. You get acres of grey plastic and several bits from the Suzuki parts bin. Frankly, we are a bit disappointed.

The new Gypsy’s interior does remind us of many Suzuki cars from a couple of generations ago. While we understand that the company has followed a function-over-form approach, we are not happy about the interior reminding us of many Suzuki small cars of the yore.

More information on the India launch of the next generation Gypsy is currently unavailable. However, you can stay tuned for more updates on the New Maruti Gypsy 2018 launch date and price in India.

Maruti Gypsy 2018- Competition

Thanks to a high off-road capability, the Jimny might not have any direct rival. Still, here are a few models it could compete with

As seen, even cars like the Ignis from Maruti’s own stable might rival the new Gypsy indirectly.

Maruti Gypsy 2018 Specification Sheet

ModelMaruti Gypsy
Launch DateMid – 2019
PriceINR 6.5 Lakh to INR 9.5 Lakh
Engine1.0-litre, 3-Cylinder
Power100 BHP
Torque150 Nm
Transmission5-Speed Manual/ 5-Speed AMT
FeaturesTouchscreen Infotainment System, Auto Climate, Projector headlamps, LED DRLs, Alloy Wheels
Safety FeaturesDual Airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts, Reverse Parking Sensors, Reverse Parking Camera

Upcoming Maruti Cars in India: Launch Dates, Prices, Features and Specifications

Join our official telegram channel for free latest updates and follow us on Google News here.