Both the cars are of different segmnt and have different price ranges. Toyota Innova Crysta is priced in the range of Rs. 14.34 - 22.70 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi). While, Force Motors Gurkha falls in t he range of Rs. 8.20 - 11.90 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi). The Force Gurkha Xplorer continues to be a great off-roading machine and is an improvement over the previous model. Force can improve its appeal by making it more comfortable for daily use by sorting out the ergonomic issues. Using better materials on the inside and offering more equipment will also make it a more aspirational product for many. The Xplorer remains an alternative to the Mahindra Thar as a capable off-roader. The Force Gurkha Xpedition is available with a 4x2 drivetrain only and is not as capable off-road as the Xplorer. As an alternative (which is much more expensive), you can choose the 5-door long-wheelbase Xplorer with 4x4 if you need a longer SUV for off-road purposes. If you intend to use it as a family hauler, there are many UVs at lower prices (Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, Renault Lodgy, Mahindra Xylo, etc.) which can seat a similar number of passengers more comfortably and are more economical to run too. The Xpedition needs major modifications for it to become the all-around SUV that Force claims it is. On the other hand, the Toyota Innova Crysta is an expensive piece of machinery, there is no doubt about that. But there is no denying that it is a well rounded package as well. It looks modern has all the convenience and safety features one might look for and comes with the confidence the names Toyota and Innova inspires as standard. Plus, the numbers speak for themselves as the Indian market has warmed up to the idea of a more expensive Innova, some even foregoing luxury brands in favour of the Innova. So it is a winner hands down.
Zigwheels on 29 Aug 2018