Suzuki Maruti Gypsy Samurai. Red version. Made in India in 1996

Maruti Suzuki India Limited (formerly Maruti Udyog Limited) is the Indian subsidiary of Japanese automaker Suzuki Motor Corporation. As of September 2022, the company had a leading market share of 42 percent in the Indian passenger car market. The company is known for making highly reliable, low-maintenance cars for the Indian market.

The Maruti Suzuki Gypsy is a four-wheel-drive vehicle based on the long wheelbase Suzuki Jimny SJ40/410 series. It was being built at the Maruti Suzuki’s Gurgaon, India plant since 1985. It was primarily built as an off-road vehicle and all models were built with selectable 4WD.

It was extremely popular with Indian Armed Forces and Police & Law enforcement in India. Official production came to an end in 2018 due to tightening emissions and crash standards. However, Maruti has not dismantled the production line and is still producing the Gypsy in batches specifically for the Indian Armed forces. Maruti is also committed to providing spares and service owing to significant number of vehicles still in service with the Armed Forces and Law Enforcement.


  • Front track 1,300 mm (51.2 in)
  • Rear track 1,310 mm (51.6 in)
  • Kerb weight 985 kg/1, 040 kg*
  • Gross vehicle weight 1585 kg/1,620 kg*


  • Type G13BB MPFI 16-valve gasoline
  • Cylinders 4
  • Displacement 1298 cc
  • Maximum power 80 bhp (60 kW; 81 PS) @6000 rpm
  • Maximum torque 103 N⋅m (76 lb⋅ft) @ 4500 rpm
  • Transmission type Five forward (all synchromesh), one reverse
  • Transfer gearbox Two-speed
  • Type constant mesh
  • Transfer gear ratio High : 1.409; Low : 2.268
  • Suspension Front and rear leaf springs with double action dampers

Brakes with booster

  • Front Disc 250 mm
  • Rear Drum 220 mm
  • Tyres F78-15-4 PR 205/70R15


  • Fuel tank 40 L (11 US gal; 9 imp gal)
  • Engine oil 4 L (1.1 US gal; 0.9 imp gal)

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