Force Gurkha 5-Door and 3-Door Launched in India; Price Starts from Rs 16.75 lakh

The Force Gurkha 3-Door is available at Rs 16.75 lakh, whereas the 5-Door version is priced at Rs 18 lakh. Both prices are ex-showroom.

By Kanika Sachdeva | on May 2, 2024 Follow us on Autox Google News

Force Motors has launched the much-awaited Gurkha SUV in India. The SUV comes in two different body styles: 3-door and 5-door. The former is available at Rs 16.75 lakh, whereas the latter sets you back by Rs 18 lakh. Both prices are ex-showroom. As expected, the Gurkha 5-door commands a premium of Rs 1 lakh+ over its 3-door sibling. The bookings for both versions are open for a token amount of Rs 25,000, while the deliveries for the same will commence in the coming days. 

In terms of design, the brand-new Force Gurkha 5-door closely resembles its updated 3-door counterpart. Both models get a new grille with Gurkha lettering, circular LED headlamps with daytime running lights (DRLs), fender-mounted turn indicators, fog lights with cornering function, and a snorkel. Along the sides, the 5-door retains the boxy silhouette and body lines of the Gurkha 3-door but has a 425mm longer wheelbase and two additional rear doors. Besides, there are blacked-out door handles, chunky wheel arches, 18-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, as well as vertically stacked LED taillamps, a tailgate-mounted spare wheel, and a roof rack at the rear. Both versions can be had in four exterior colours – Red, Green, White, and Black.

Force Gurkha 5-Door and 3-Door SUV

Also Read: Force Gurkha 5-door Bookings Commence Ahead of India Launch in May

Force Gurkha: Dimensions

Coming to its dimensions, the Gurkha 5-door is 4,390mm in length and 2,095mm (without a roof carrier) in height, making it 425mm longer and 15mm taller than the 3-door model. Moreover, it has a longer wheelbase (2,825mm versus the 3-door's 2,400mm). However, all other dimensions, including the width, remain the same as the 3-door. 

Force Gurkha: Features

Force Gurkha 5 door interior

Features-wise, the Gurkha packs in 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 a shift-on-the-fly four-wheel-drive selector.

The Force Gurkha prioritises the safety of the passengers with 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). 

Force Gurkha: Engine, Performance

Under the hood, the Gurkha gets a more powerful diesel engine sourced from Mercedes-Benz. A  2.6-litre four-cylinder diesel unit now makes 138bhp of maximum power (up by 48bhp) and 320Nm of peak torque. Power is sent to all four wheels through a 5-speed manual transmission.  

Also Read: Mahindra Thar 5-Door to be Unveiled on August 15 in India: Here's What to Expect

Force Gurkha: Rivals

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

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