Maruti Gypsy is a four wheel drive based vehicle, which is perfect for any road conditions. The company is selling this sports utility vehicle in three variants. The Maruti Gypsy King Hard Top Ambulance is the base variant in its model line up. It is blessed with a 1.3-litre petrol engine, which comes with a displacement capacity of 1298cc. This power plant has the ability to generate about 80bhp in combination with 103Nm of maximum torque. It is incorporated with a multi point fuel injection supply system, which helps the vehicle in delivering 11.96 Kmpl on the bigger roads. At the same time, it can produce about 8.45 Kmpl in the city traffic conditions. The company has given this variant quite a few interior features for the comfort of the vehicle. These features are fabric upholstery, vanity mirror in left sun visor, a three spoke steering wheel and many other such aspects. The overall dimensions of this SUV are quite standard and it is designed with a large wheelbase of 2375mm. It comes with a minimum ground clearance of 210mm, which is perfect for dealing with any terrains. The overall length of this vehicle is 4010mm along with a total height of 1875mm and a decent width of 1540mm, which include driver side external rear view mirror. The company is also offering this vehicle with two years of warranty for attracting the buyers.
The exteriors of this SUV are quite striking with a hard roof and they are specifically designed to match off road capabilities. The front fascia comes with a prominent front grille, which is embedded with a company badge in the center. This grille is flanked by a radiant headlight cluster, which is incorporated with halogen lamps. The body colored bumper has a a pair of reflector lamps as well. The large windscreen comes with a washer and a three speed intermittent wiper as well. The side profile of this utility vehicle is designed with body colored door handles and driver side external wing mirror, which is internally adjustable. The neatly carved wheel arches are equipped with a robust set of 15 inch steel wheels . These wheels are further covered with 205/70 R15 sized tubeless radial tyres, which ensure good grip on any road condition. The side profile also offers a reflector and side stepper on both sides as well. On the other hand, the rear end has a bright tail light cluster and a full size spare wheel with cover, which is affixed at the tail gate. The company is selling this sports utility vehicle in five exterior paint options for the buyers to choose from. The list of colors include a Superior White, Ruby Red, Silky Silver, Dolphin Blue and a Harvest Green metallic finish option as well.
The car maker has offered the internal cabin of this Maruti Gypsy King Hard Top Ambulance variant with a robust build quality. The seats are quite comfortable and provide enough leg space and shoulder room for a minimum of eight passengers. These seats are further covered with premium fabric upholstery. The reclining and sliding seats of the driver as well as front co-passenger adds to the convenience. These seats are also integrated with adjustable head restraints. The dashboard is equipped with AC vents, steering wheel and instrument panel. This variant is bestowed with quite a few utility based aspects, which include vanity mirror on left sun visor, front package tray, a lockable glove box for keeping some smaller things at hand, floor carpet and steering lock. The interiors can however be customized to match user requirements in terms of personalization features such as seat covers, the car floor mats, steering wheel embellishments, etc.
Engine and Performance:
Under the bonnet, this trim is equipped with a 1.3-litre, GI3BB, MPFI (multi point fuel injection) based petrol engine, which comes with a displacement capacity of 1298cc. It is is integrated with four cylinders and 16 valves using a DOHC (dual overhead cam shaft) based valve configuration, which aids in delivering a decent performance. It has the ability to churn out a maximum power output of 80bhp at 6000rpm along with a peak torque output of 103Nm at 4500rpm. This petrol mill is coupled with a five speed manual transmission gear box, which transmits the engine power to all its wheels. The company claims that this SUV has the ability to achieve a top speed of 120 Kmph, while it can cross the speed barrier of 100 Kmph in close to 16 seconds. On the other hand, with the help of a MPFI supply system, it can generate about 11.96 and 8.45 Kmpl on the highways and city roads respectively.
Braking and Handling:
The braking and suspension mechanism of this utility vehicle is quite proficient and keeps it well balanced at all times. The front and rear axle are assembled with a leaf spring type of system, which has a double action damper with booster. On the other hand, the front wheels are fitted with a set of disc brakes, while its rear wheels get a conventional set of drum brakes. The company has blessed it with a rack and pinion based three spoke steering wheel, which is quite responsive. It supports a minimum turning radius of 5.1 meters, which is rather decent for this segment.
This Maruti Gypsy King Hard Top Ambulance variant is equipped with a few standard comfort features, which gives a comfortable driving experience. The list of features include relaxed seating arrangements with ample leg space, sufficient knee support for front passengers, a front package tray and other utility based aspects as well. The information cluster comes with a simple design and is equipped with a few other functions as well.
The list of features include front windshield with a three speed wash and wipe function, hazard warning light, hydraulic clutch in cooling fan, seat belts for all occupants, multi function levers and many other such aspects, which gives the occupants a stress free driving experience . It comes with lockable steering wheel, which ensures a safe and secure drive.
1. Powerful engine with a four wheel drive option.
2. Decent ground clearance of 210mm that ensures better off-road handling.
1. The design of exteriors and interiors are not up to the mark.
2. Lack of air conditioner and music system are a big disadvantage.