Force Gurkha 5-door teased ahead of launch: To take on Jimny and Thar 5-door – Times of India

Force Motors is all set to launch the Force Gurkha 5-door in the Indian market. The first teaser image has been released online. The company has been testing the 5-door Gurkha for a long time now and as per our sources the SUV will be launched by May 2024. The teased image provides a glimpse of the Gurkha 5-door’s side profile.
The Gurkha 5-door has been spotted multiple times testing undisguised.In terms of design, the Gurkha 5-door looks identical to the 3-door from the outside. It gets the same set of the front end, the headlights, snorkel, bumpers, and tail lamps all are the same. The 5-door gets the addition of two more doors, newly designed alloy wheels with A/T tyres, an increase in length and, as a result, a longer wheelbase.

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Moving on to the interior, the interior layout looks the same as the 3-door version. It gets grey themed interior with a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system as seen in the Gurkha and manual A/C controls. The five-door Gurkha spied previously gets a bench seat in the second row and captain seats for the third. It is also expected that Force might provide different seating options, including captain seats for the second row and opposite-facing seats for the third.

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Talking about the powertrain, the five-door Gurkha will be powered by the same Mercedes-derived 2.6-litre common rail turbo diesel which produces 90 bhp of power and 250 Nm of torque and will be paired with a 5-speed manual.

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It is expected that Force might offer a 4×4 with a low-range gearbox and manual front and rear locking differentials as standard in five-door Gurkha. We expect Force to price this SUV starting from Rs 16 lakh (ex-showroom). When launched, the five-door Gurkha will directly compete with the Maruti Jimny 5-door and upcoming Mahindra Thar 5-door.

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