The off-roader is set to challenge the Mahindra Thar. The company will launch, reveal the prices, and start the bookings on September 27.
The Force Gurkha is powered by a 2.6-litre, Mercedes-derived common rail engine, which pumps out 90 horsepowers and 250 Nm of peak torque. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. Thar, on the other hand, is available in both diesel and petrol engines with the choice of automatic and manual transmissions.
Gurkha, touted 4x4x4, comes with a gradeability of 35° to take on extreme gradients. Force Gurkha come with conveniently located 4×4 high and 4×4 low levers in the central console. It is the only vehicle in its class with mechanically actuated differential locks on both axles. Force also claims best-in-class safety for passengers and security for the vehicle with its full metal body structure. (Turning radius: 5.65 metres)
Gurkha is suspended over multi-link coil suspension on all four wheels. The snorkel gives the Gurkha 700mm of water-wading ability and ensures an ample supply of fresh air for combustion. Mahindra claims 650 mm of water wading for Thar.
The interior of the Gurkha has also been revised. Touchscreen infotainment has been supplied along with front-facing rear captain seats. The steering wheel is adjustable for tilt and telescopic movement.
The Force LED Pro Edge headlamps with full LED high beam and low beam feature in the new Gurkha. In terms of safety, the Gurkha comes with dual airbags, tyre pressure monitoring system and cornering lamps.