Maruti bags single largest order of 4,000 Gypsy SUVs from Indian Army – IAB Report

Posted on: Dec 11, 2014 - 12:00pm IST

The Gypsy is powered by a 1.3L petrol engine.

Maruti Suzuki, the country’s largest car manufacturer has firmed up a deal with Indian Army for the supply of 4,000 Gypsy SUVs, bidding through a Government tender. Although the company has not revealed the value of the order, logically speaking, if we calculate the Ex-Showroom price of each unit of Maruti Gypsy, this should work out Rs.5.42 lakh apiece and the total worth of the order should be in the range of Rs.240 crore.

Maruti Gypsy
The total order value is expected around INR 240 crores.

Indian Army is the preferred customer for Maruti Suzuki as 22% of the total production of 1.40 lakh Gypsy vehicles are being made specifically for the armed forces. It is learnt that 2100 units of Gypsy SUVs have already been delivered by MSIL to the Indian Army two months back and the balance number of vehicles are expected to be handed over in about five month’s time.

According to RS Kalsi, Executive Director (Marketing & Sales), MSIL the Indian Army is the key customer. In fact, Maruti Suzuki started off the deal with the Indian Army by delivering 1,500 Gypsy vehicles back in 1991. Subsequently, the Indian Army has purchased 31,000 units of Gypsy till date. Kalsi further added that the latest order from the Indian Army was the single largest in the history of Maruti Suzuki.

Maruti Gypsy Escapade rear three quarter right live
The Gypsy is available as a hard top and soft top.

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Some of the specifications required by the Indian Army include the black-out convoy lights. During black-outs, a green ray would emit from the lights that are really helpful for the Army during combing operations in the trouble prone areas and during national calamities. Added to that is the provision of towing, besides the fitment of hooks for mounting the weapons.

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2 thoughts on “Maruti bags single largest order of 4,000 Gypsy SUVs from Indian Army – IAB Report

  1. Joy says:

    Why not! Bribe those corrupt people and bag the orders.

  2. Dr.Nayak says:

    This vehicle is considerd unsafe at any speed by western standards. How can the Indian armed forces put the lives of our valued soldiers at risk by incorporating a 1980 substandard product in 2015? They must ask the Indian SUV manufacturers to develop specific products for armed forces that are state of the art. NAMO, NAMO.


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