New Force Gurkha launched at Rs. 6.25 lakhs [images updated]

Posted on: Feb 15, 2013 - 12:36pm IST

Force Motors, today has launched its new Gurkha SUV at the ongoing Bus and Utility Vehicle Show 2013 at Noida.

new Force Gurkha hard topnew Force Gurkha customized

The off roading enthusiasts describe Gurkha as one of the most capable and potent SUVs. We have brought you quite a few spyshots of the new Gurkha while it was being tested.

Force Gurkha softtop front quarter leftForce Gurkha cusotomized side

Force Motors calls the Gurkha as the Extreme Offroader Vehicle (EOV) and to emphasis it, the SUV is given a “4x4x4” suffix. The new Force Gurkha is available in three variants – Soft top 4×2, Soft top 4×4 and Hard top 4×4. Force has also showcased an accessorized version of the Gurkha with a custom paint job, beefy front bumper, bumper mounted winch, bull bar, headlamp guard and roof mounted lamps.

Force Gurkha hardtop front dashboardForce Gurkha softtop interior

As we reported earlier, the Gurkha uses the Mercedes licensed 2.6 litre diesel engine which complies only to BS-III emission norms. Based on the lines of the iconic Mercedes G-Wagen, the Gurkha is a true blue off roader.

The SUV now gets circular headlamps compared to its predecessor’s rectangular units. The front grill and bumper get silver finish which helps the SUV visually. The spare wheel holder is also finished in silver to complement the front fascia.

The interior gets a new steering wheel and the revamped dashboard has a better appeal compared to that of the old car.

Features of the Force Gurkha

  • Mercedes derived 2.6 litre turbocharged intercooled diesel engine which produces 82PS/230Nm
  • 5-speed manual transmission with Hi-Lo option on transfer case
  • Differential locks on both front and rear axles
  • Reinforced tubular ladder frame chassis to endure the loads during off roading activity
  • Best in class ground clearance of 210mm
  • Chrome finished stainless steel intake snorkel which enables best in class water fording height
  • Fog lamps as standard
  • Air conditioner and power steering
  • Dual tone interior

Variants and Prices of the Force Gurkha (Ex-showroom New Delhi)

Soft top 4×2 – Rs. 6.25 lakhs
Soft top 4X4 – Rs. 8.35 lakhs
Hard top 4X4 – Rs. 8.50 lakhs

With the Force Gurkha, the company has added one more product to its passenger vehicle portfolio which is set to expand further. The Gurkha will cater to the niche off road segment and will go head on against the Mahindra Thar which is the only rival.

Force Gurkha image gallery

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24 thoughts on “New Force Gurkha launched at Rs. 6.25 lakhs [images updated]

  1. Ramesh says:

    What’s with such garish colors. The old Gurkha was better looking than this.Why have they tried to give it the ‘Made in China’ looks?

  2. Ding Dong Bell... says:

    Color combination taken from the branded trainers.

  3. Prana says:

    Interior complete screwup, price seems like not worth! Another flop line up from india. All that glitters is not gold. Very true.

  4. Saurav says:

    Even truck dashboard better.

    Gear stick resemble the toilet plunger.

    1. Fred says:

      Thats why they use to call it the stick shi(f)t

  5. Guru says:

    Interior would be a sure failure….

    1. Balan says:

      Strange that Force website has no recent news on this.
      Mercedes derived 2.6 L turbocharged engine with only 82PS? Not sure it has enough 4X4 power for an allrounder…

      Thar has 105HP, more torque, better interiors.Rexton also has dated 2.7L Merc engine but with 162bhp/340Nm.

      Plz use burkha to hide interiors

  6. Suv lover says:

    Can we get the interior pics ?

  7. Manoj says:

    Looks like more matured product in fit and finish.better looks than bolero..but the prices are bit higher that bolero.

    1. Duston says:

      Better than bolero ? Kindly specify from which angle ?

      Bolero is far better than this !


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As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!