News has it that the last remaining Gypsey model, is now being discontinued and therefore the end of the road for Gypsey.
Such a pity that this range has died a slow death and makes one think about the success of the Jurgens & CI marriage.
Very poor show...so much for choice.
Sad to see them go. They are great cravans
Jammer om hulle te sien gaan my eerste woonwa was n 1961 Gypsey 4 daarna het n reeks gevolg.
Wonder of dit die EB lesensie is of het hulle te duur geword
It is sad to see them go, but we must look at the financial/marketing side as well.
I recon the reason behind this is due to the fact they they did not sell enough units to keep them building Gypsey vans anymore.
In any company, if you have a product that do not sell......hou simply can that product.
Lets face is, Sprite and Jurgens have been the most popular vans during tha past 5 years.
You can't sell them if you don't build them.
Their history as CI speaks for itself!
In my opinion, the layout, design and styling of a model and model range, attributes to 95% of it's success.
Get that wrong and it won't sell.
The Gypsey range was awesome, until the Blue Series was replaced with the latest designs.
I know that Jurgens CI does listen to buyer inputs - how much of that they would apply during the design phase, remains a mystery.
Traditionally Gypsey was always a bit upmarket from the Sprites. And Wilk was the sheer luxury.
The outside kitchen of the Sprite range, has made it successful. Like for myself, I'd like to upgrade to something a bit nicer, but no Gypsey or Jurgens can offer me the outside kitchen feature that we've now grown accustomed to.
Surely, Jurgens CI can't satisfy 150% of the market out there. But if an entire range is not selling any viable numbers (keeping the profitability in mind), and dying a slow death, you've had it pretty wrong for a long time already...