Force Motors has finally launched its most anticipated new-gen Gurkha off-roader at Rs 13.59 lakh (ex-showroom). Available in a single variant, customers can book the SUV at Rs 25,000. However, its deliveries are set to begin from October 15. Moreover, its test drives will start before mid-October, which can be scheduled via the company's website.
2021 Force Gurkha – What's New?
The all-new Force Gurkha has received subtle design revisions. While it retains its typical Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon-like boxy silhouette, Force has redesigned its each body panel. It also receives new LED headlamps with circular DRLs, refreshed bumpers with new fog lamps, and a reworked front grille with ‘Gurkha’ badging in the centre. Besides, there are also new glass panes for the windows and windscreens.
With all these changes, the off-roader is now 124mm longer, 22mm wider and 20mm taller than its forerunner. Here's a look at its complete dimensions: –
Interior & Features
Inside, the 2021 Gurkha features a newly designed dashboard with dark grey upholstery. It has two captain seats in the second row with individual armrests, making it a proper 4-seater offering. Buyers can also increase its seating capacity with official accessories.
Features onboard include a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a 4-speaker sound system, a 12V power socket, two USB sockets for front & second-row occupants, front power windows, telescopic & tilt adjustment function for the steering wheel, and central locking. Passenger's safety is taken care of by dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, speed-sensing door lock, rear parking sensors, follow-me-home lamps, cornering lamps, and a tire pressure monitoring system.
The Gurkha is available in five color options: orange, red, green, white, and grey.
Powertrain and off-road traits
Powering the new Gurkha is the Mercedes-derived 2.6-liter diesel engine (91PS/250Nm) that comes paired with a 5-speed manual transmission along with a low-range transfercase, manually locking front & rear differentials, front & rear anti-roll bars, and an air-intake snorkel. It has a water wading capacity of 700mm. Besides, it can tackle gradients of up to 35 degrees with 4WD engaged.
2021 Force Gurkha – Rivals
The new-gen Gurkha squares off against the Mahindra Thar and the upcoming Maruti Suzuki Jimny.