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Indian Army SUV sale- great for safari in Indian forest

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( This post was last modified: 08-26-2018, 11:29 AM by sanjay )

Maruti Gypsy used by Indian Army for sale- Price from ₹1 lakh(100,000).

Maruti Gypsy is one of the most used car for safari in India, due to superb off-roading capability.


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Indian Army has over 31,000 units of Maruti Gypsy SUVs. This 1,298cc petrol SUV, which first entered production in 1985, is nearing the end of its life (in the forces).
The army intends to replace their fleet of Gypsy with a newer & larger diesel SUV called TATA Safari Storme. 

Those Gypsy’s which were used by the Indian Army will be aauctioned off or discarded. Depending on the version & condition, prices start at Rs 1-2 lakh per unit.
Older Army stock vehicles bought for civilian use register as new vehicle for next 15 years, as far as i know. 

Maruti revealed that Gypsy does not meet the upcoming Bharat NCAP crash test norms, which will come into effect from 1st October 2019. This will make the car not sellable in India anymore from then!

Army had been receiving new Maruti Suzukis until three years ago. Maruti-bags-4-000-gypsy-order-from-army-Dec2014.

Gypsy’s ex-showroom price starts from about ₹5-6 lakh (varying from city to city). Thus the next one year will be a window to get your hands on reasonably well maintained 2nd-hand Gypsys, at as less as a quarter the showroom price.

With many new Protected Areas in India seeing significant increase in numbers of tigers & other wildlife, prospects of forming a fledgling safari agency are better than ever.
So if you're a regular safari goer with contacts & basic know-how, then if interested, it'd be good to save up some capital & keep an eye out or keep in touch with dealers.
"Everything not saved will be lost."

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