Force Gurkha 5-Door, 3-Door Deliveries Commence in India, Prices Start at Rs 16.75 lakh

The Force Gurkha twins get a more powerful Mercedes-Benz-sourced 2.6-litre four-cylinder diesel engine, which makes 138bhp (up by 48bhp) and 320Nm of peak torque.

By Kanika Sachdeva | on June 20, 2024 Follow us on Autox Google News

Force Motors launched the updated Gurkha 3-door SUV at Rs 16.75 lakh (ex-showroom) in early May 2024. Alongside, it also introduces a 5-door version with extra seats, additional features, and a more powerful engine, all of which command an ex-showroom price of Rs 18 lakh. While the bookings for the Gurkha twins began in late April 2024, Force has just begun their deliveries across India.

At the front, the Force Gurkha 5-door looks identical to its updated 3-door counterpart, with both versions getting a two-slat grille with Gurkha lettering, round LED headlamps, fog lights with cornering function, fender-mounted turn indicators, and a snorkel. When viewed from the side, the 5-door SUV features a 425mm longer wheelbase to make room for an additional third row of captain seats. Additionally, the SUVs get blacked-out door handles, chunky wheel arches, and 18-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels. 

Also Read: Force Gurkha 4X2 Variant Likely to Launch in India Soon, New Mahindra Thar RWD Rival

At the rear too, the Gurkha 3-door and 5-door appear the same with vertically stacked LED taillamps, a tailgate-mounted spare wheel, and a roof rack. Both versions can be had in four exterior colours – Red, Green, White, and Black.

Front view of the 2024 Force Gurkha 3-Door and 5-Door. Force Gurkha 3-Door is red in color and Force Gurkha 5-Door is green.

Force Gurkha: Engine

Under the hood, the updated Force Gurkha gets a 2.6-litre four-cylinder diesel engine sourced from Mercedes-Benz. The engine makes 138bhp of maximum power (up by 48bhp) and 320Nm of peak torque. While there is a new shift-on-the-fly 4WD system, the SUV retains its front and rear manual diff lock levers. 

Force Gurkha: Features

Force Gurkha 3 door interior view

Features-wise, the Gurkha has a 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity, along with a 7.0-inch digital driver's display. You also get powered OVRMs (outside rearview mirrors), tilt and telescopic adjustable steering, an auto start-stop system, and overhead AC vents for second and third rows. 

For safety, Force offers a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS), dual airbags, traction control, hill-hold assist, three-point seatbelts for all, an anti-lock braking system (ABS), and electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD). 

Also Read: Mahindra Thar vs New Force Gurkha Spec Comparison: Which One Should You Buy?

In terms of market competition, the Force Gurkha 5-door goes against the upcoming Mahindra Thar 5-door (Armada), whereas the 3-door SUV continues to rival the Mahindra Thar (3-door). 

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