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2021 Force Gurkha Breaks Cover In India


The off-roader will take on the Mahindra Thar in India

 

  • Will be sold as a three-door SUV only, capable of seating four passengers.

  • Gets redesigned body panels, new LED headlights with DRLs, and new glass panes for the windows and windscreens.

  • Features include a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a four-speaker sound system, USB ports for front- and second-row passengers, and central locking.

  • Will be powered by a 91PS 2.6-litre diesel engine, paired with a 5-speed manual and an all-wheel drivetrain.

  • Prices likely to start from Rs 10 lakh.  

After showcasing it at Auto Expo 2020 and dropping a raft of teasers and spy images, Force Motors has officially revealed the next-generation Gurkha. This new off-roader is a clear step-up over its predecessor and will likely go on sale in the country this year, around the upcoming festive season. 

For starters, the new Gurkha is 4116mm long, 1812mm wide, 2075mm tall, and has a 2400mm wheelbase. These measurements are 124mm (in length), 22mm (width), and 20mm (height) more than the previous model. The 2021 iteration is a three-door SUV with captain seats at the back, making it a four-seater.  

Now, to the design. It retains the boxy G-Class-like stance but gets redesigned body panels and glass panes for the windows and windscreens. There’s also a revised front grille with the ‘GURKHA’ badging on it (the model showcased at Auto Expo 2020 didn’t have the badge). Other highlights include new circular LED headlights with DRLs and fog lamps.  

There’s a raft of features on offer for the new Gurkha, including a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a 12V power socket, two USB sockets for front- and second-row occupants, a four-speaker sound system, telescopic and tilt steering, and central locking.

Passenger safety will be taken care of by dual front airbags, rear parking sensor, follow-me-home lamps, cornering lamps, ABS with EBD, and tyre pressure monitoring. 

The 2021 Gurkha will be powered by a 2.6-litre four-cylinder diesel engine putting out 91PS and 250Nm, paired with a 5-speed manual. To aid off-roading, there’s an all-wheel drivetrain equipped with a 4x4 mode, front and rear anti-roll bars, an air intake snorkel, manual front and rear locking differential, and a water wading capacity of 700mm.

The 2021 Force Gurkha is likely to be priced from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 13.30 lakh (ex-showroom). It’s rival will be none other than the Mahindra Thar in India.

 

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