IAB Report – Force Motors opens bookings for Gurkha, deliveries to start soon

Posted on: Oct 17, 2014 - 2:23pm IST

The Gurkha is powered by a BS-3 diesel engine.

The new Force Gurkha was ‘launched’ in February 2013 at the Bus and Utility Vehicle Show in Noida. However, sales of the SUV did not start last year, or even this year for that matter. Now though, it seems that the Gurkha will see deliveries soon as dealers of Force Motors have started accepting bookings for the car.

Force Gurkha soft top launch
The Gurkha was unveiled and its price was announced in February 2013.

The Gurkha is priced as follows –

Force Gurkha Prices, ex-showroom, New Delhi:

  1. Soft top 4×2 – Rs. 6.25 lakhs (OTR – INR 7.33 lakhs)
  2. Soft top 4X4 – Rs. 8.34 lakhs (OTR – INR 9.76 lakhs)
  3. Hard top 4X4 – Rs. 8.50 lakhs (OTR – INR 9.93 lakhs)

The Gurkha is powered by a 2.6-liter four-cylinder direct-injection turbocharged diesel engine that produces 80.4 hp at 3,200 rpm and 230 Nm of torque between 1,800-2,000 rpm paired to a 5-speed manual transmission. The engine is available only in the BS-3 spec for now.

Force Gurkha hardtop front dashboard
The new Gurkha is claimed to offer better fit and finish.

Features on the Gurkha extend to front and rear differential locks, power steering, alloy wheels and a stainless steel air intake snorkel. The SUV measures 3,992 mm in length, 1,820 mm in width, 2,055 mm in height and 2,400 mm in wheelbase. The ground clearance measures 210 mm and the fuel tank has a capacity of 63 liters.

Force Gurkha – Image Gallery

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One thought on “IAB Report – Force Motors opens bookings for Gurkha, deliveries to start soon

  1. Jishnu Sasidharan says:

    The Thar and Gurkha may be very good off road but both manufacturers need to think out of the shell that people opt for these two only as a second or third car just for enjoying the weekend. They should take the example of Land Rover, Merc G Class, Wrangler, Fortuner and Pajero. They are fantastic off road on weekends and does duty as regular cars. Indians love SUVs because of road presence and because roads are not present in many parts. I think there is space for a TATA Defender which is rock solid with all creature comforts and safety features, five doors, easy to drive in town and good on the highways and with 4wd for the explorer.


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