The Gypsy is a competent offroader, powered by a 1.3 litre petrol engine that puts out 80 bhp of power and 103 Nm of torque. It doesn’t seem like much, but when coupled with the Gypsy’s fantastic part-time 4×4 system with low-ratio gearbox and huge 210 mm of ground clearance on a light-weight 985 Kg body, the entire package is almost unbeatable off-road. The Gypsy is one of the most award-winning rally vehicles in India.
Buying a Gypsy and running it in stock format makes little sense, as it’s not really a practical vehicle for everyday use as it has no features. No power steering, no air-conditioning, nothing. That’s where modifications come in. One can fit canopies, half bodies or just go all out and make it a monster truck. And better still if it’s on a used Gypsy, as good deals are available for as little as in the market.