Force Motors' revived off-roader becomes the new Gurkha top variant called the Gurkha Xtreme. The SUV is priced at Rs 12.99 lakhs (ex-showroom) and is now on sale through authorised dealerships. It inherits the qualities and drivetrain of the Gurkha vehicles that won podium positions at Rain Forest Challenge 2014, 2015 and 2016. Here's a picture gallery of the improved trim.
The Gurkha Extreme is based on the C-in-C ladder chassis. It measures 3,992mm in length, 1,820mm in width, 2,075mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,400mm.
Only available in a three-door body style, the Extreme features exterior updates like a new front fascia with clear lens headlights, front fog lamps and bonnet mounted LED indicators.
To beef up the exterior, there are steel bumpers at the front and rear, while the air intake snorkel has a chrome finish. We can expect buyers to further alter it with purposeful modifications.
Nonetheless, it comes equipped with a 63.5-litre fuel tank. Furthermore, a side cladding, full-length slip resistant footboard and wider all-terrain tubeless tyres round off the major updates.
Now, the Gurkha Xtreme is powered by a 2,149cc, four-cylinder, turbocharged diesel motor that churns out 138bhp and 321Nm of torque.
This mill comes mated to a five-speed manual transmission and comes with a dual mass flywheel that is claimed to improve driveability and reduce NVH.
There's a new transfer case and the live rigid front axle gets provision to fit hub locks to help save fuel and reduce stress on the drivetrain in two-wheel drive mode.
The other mods include a coil spring suspension and differential locks on both axles. Improved figures include a 44-degree approach angle, 40-degree departure angle and a ramp over angle of 30-degrees.