The new Gurkha SUV will be available in India for retail starting later today, folks. About time, we say. The home-grown automaker first took the covers off the upcoming SUV in India last year during Auto Expo 2020. However, it had been not till a couple of weeks ago that the corporate finally decided it had been able to unveil the ultimate production model of the upcoming SUV within the country before it started retailing the 2021 Gurkha in India.
The company has upgraded the old 2.6-litre diesel to satisfy BS6 regulations. The unit puts out 91hp and 250Nm and is paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox. The erstwhile Gurkha Xtreme’s 140hp 2.2-litre diesel has been dropped. As before the Gurkha gets four-wheel drive with low range and manual locking front and rear differentials.
Force claims that the Gurkha can navigate slopes with a grade of up to 35 degrees with 4WD engaged and features a wading depth of 700mm.
The aforementioned touchscreen is one such piece of kit and it comes replete with Android Auto and Apple Car Play and supports phone calls via Bluetooth. Other comfort-oriented features include tilt and telescopic adjust steering, individual armrests for the rear seats, USB charging sockets for all four occupants, power windows, central locking, air-conditioning, LED headlamps with DRLs, fog lamps and cornering lamps.
Force Gurkha price (expected)
Force Gurkha price will start at somewhere around ₹13 lakh (ex-showroom)
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