2017 Force Gurkha (facelift) range launched at INR 8.38 Lakhs
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Available in 3-door Xplorer and 5-door Xpedition.
Force Motors has updated the Force Gurkha EOV (Extreme Off-road Vehicle) range in India with cosmetic and mechanical upgrades. It is available in the 3-door Xplorer and 5-door Xpedition variants, and prices start from INR 8.38 Lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi).
The 2017 Force Gurkha has minor cosmetic changes to its Mercedes G wagon-inspired exterior, which can be had with a soft-top or a hard-top roof. Other off-road centric features on the exterior are a snorkel intake for high water wading capability and steel bumpers with foglamps.
Inside, the Gurkha has a new 4-spoke steering wheel, a redesigned floor console with cubby holes, new gear knob, and a manual HVAC system for the first time. The Gurkha rides on a new C-in-C Chassis frame welded using robotic welding technique, claimed to offer excellent strength in bending and torsion.
Under the hood, the 2017 Force Gurkha is powered by a Mercedes OM 616 derived, 2.6-litre Turbo Charged inter-cooled, direct injection diesel engine that develops 85 hp @ 3200 rpm & 230 Nm torque which is mated with the new G-28 5-speed all-synchromesh gearbox. The diesel engine is compliant with BS-IV emission norms.