The Maruti Gypsy
is a four wheel drive SUV
based on the long wheelbase Suzuki Jimny
SJ40/410 series vehicles.
It is manufactured in India
by Maruti Suzuki
. It was introduced in the Indian market in December 1985 with the 970 cc F10A
Suzuki engine and while sales were never very high it became very popular with law enforcement. It was codenamed MG410, which stood for "Maruti Gypsy 4 cylinder 1.0 litre engine". Initially, it was only available as a soft-top; but a bolt on hardtop was later introduced to the public after the aftermarket hardtops became popular. It instantly replaced Premier Padmini
as the quintessential Indian rally car
due to its performance, reliability, tunability and the go-anywhere capability. on the front axles made by Aisin
to unlock the front axles from the hub when 4WD is not used; It reduced rolling resistance, thereby improving fuel efficiency. However, many owners of the Gypsy who constantly complained about the poor fuel consumption never knew about this novel feature.
The two major complaints of the vehicle in the civilian market were poor fuel consumption and poor ride quality especially in the rear seats. The suspension was indeed harsh with live axles and leaf springs all around. It features almost no creature... Read More