The Gurkha from Force Motors has been a popular name amongst off-road enthusiasts in the country. Taking things to the next level, Force Motors has launched the 2017 Gurkha at Rs 8.38 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). This time around, the new models are powered by an updated BSIV compliant diesel engine from Mercedes. The extreme off-road vehicle is available in two variants – 3-door Xplorer and 5-door Xpedition.
Under the hood, 2017 Force Gurkha is powered by a 2.6-litre inter-cooled, direct injection, turbocharged BSIV compliant diesel engine that generates 84bhp of power at 3200 rpm and 230Nm of peak torque. The fairly powered engine is paired to G-28 5-speed all-synchromesh manual transmission and offers four-wheel drive with low range, and locking front and rear differentials. The vehicle gets a new suspension setup along with a new ladder-frame chassis. The front gets independent struts with gas-charged shock absorbers, while the rear features a new multi-link setup that also features gas-charged hydraulic shocks. As for safety, the SUV gets an anti-roll bar.
As for design, 2017 Force Gurkha variants sport a new grille along with new bumpers at the front and the rear. The vehicle gets all-terrain tyres as standard. As for interior, the new model gets some fresh revision in form of new steering wheel design, revised air-con controls and a new gear lever. The three-door Xplorer variant is offered either in hard top or with a fabric soft top with a choice of seating configurations – five, six and eight seat arrangement. While, the five-door Xpedition is available only in hard top with seven or nine-seat configuration including the driver.
The new Force Gurkha is priced (Ex-showroom, Delhi) as follows –
Force Gurkha Xpedition – Rs 8.38 lakh
Force Gurkha Xplorer – Rs 9.36 lakh