2017 Force Gurkha launched in India; Price starts from INR 8.38 Lakhs

Force Motors has launched the updated versions of its go-anywhere passenger vehicle – The Force Gurkha EOV 4X4X4. Here EOV stands for Extreme Off Road Vehicle, while the 4X4X4 translates to 4WD X 4 Terrains X 4 Seasons.

2017 Force Gurkha Xplorer motion

The new range comes with cosmetic as well as mechanical upgrades and is available in 3-door (Xplorer) and 5-door (Xpedition) versions. The 3-door has an option for a softtop or hardtop and can be ordered in 3 seating configurations – 5+D, 4+D and 7+D. On the other hand, the 5-door comes with a hard top in the following seating configuration – 6+D and 8+D.

The Force Gurkha adorns a timeless design on the lines of the legendary Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen. There are also some design aspects which relate to the iconic Land Rover Defender, especially from the rear view of the hard top variant. The 2017 model sports new front and rear steel bumpers, clear lens headlamps, fog lamps, large ORVMs, sturdy and slip-resistant full-length foot board and 16-inch alloy wheels.

2017 Force Gurkha Xplorer offroad

The purpose-built interiors of the Force Gurkha get a new stylish steering wheel and a new centre console with ample storage. The hardtop model of the off-roader now comes equipped with factory fitted air conditioning. Four colour options are offered – Matt Black, Copper Red, Superior White and Moondust Silver.

Both variants of the Force Gurkha are powered by the BS IV compliant, Mercedes OM 616 derived, 2.6-litre Turbo Charged Inter-cooled, direct injection diesel engine that develops 85 hp of power and 230 Nm of torque. This engine is mated with the new G-28, 5-speed all-synchromesh gearbox with Cable Shift for smooth gear shifting and convenient H pattern.

2017 Force Gurkha Xplorer water crossing

The Gurkha is built on an all new C-in-C Chassis frame welded using advanced robotic welding technique for excellent strength in bending and torsion. Cathodic Electro-Deposition (C.E.D) primer coating provides unmatched corrosion resistance. It features independent front suspension and Multi-Link with Panhard rod and coil spring suspension in the rear along with gas charged telescopic shock absorbers and Anti Roll Bars.

Other salient features of the Force Gurkha include 4×4 with Differential Lock on both axles, best in class gradability (40 degrees) and a snorkel mounted at the roof height of the vehicle which ensures ample supply of clean air to the engine and also gives it a high water wading ability of upto 550 mm.

2017 Force Gurkha Price:

Force Motors Gurkha Xpedition – INR 8,38,152 Lakhs
Force Motors Gurkha Xplorer – INR 9,35,625 Lakhs
Prices are ex-showroom Delhi.

2017 Force Gurkha Xpedition – Image Gallery

2017 Force Gurkha Xplorer – Image Gallery

2017 Force Gurkha Engine Specifications:

TYPE: 4-Cylinder, Inline, TCIC Common Rail, Diesel Engine
DISPLACEMENT: 2596 cc
COMPRESSION RATIO: 16.5:1
MAX OUTPUT: 85 hp @ 3200 rpm
MAX TORQUE: 230 Nm @ 1400 – 2400 rpm

2017 Force Gurkha Transmission Specifications:

TYPE: G 28 / 5 – Overdrive
NO. OF GEARS: 5 Forward, 1 Reverse – H Type
TRANSFER CASE (4X4): Single Lever Selective 4×4 with High – Low Options
FRONT AXLE (4X4): Live with Differential Lock
REAR AXLE (4X4): Live with Differential Lock
CLUTCH: Single Plate, Dry Friction, Hydraulically Actuated

2017 Force Gurkha Dimensions (3-Dr / 5-Dr):

WHEELBASE: 2400 / 2750
OVERALL WIDTH: 1790
OVERALL LENGTH: 3992 / 4342
OVERALL HEIGHT: 2055
OVERALL FRONT: 735
OVERHANG REAR: 857
TRACK FRONT: 1490 mm
TRACK REAR: 1480 mm
GROUND CLEARANCE: 205 / 190 mm
GROSS WEIGHT: 2510 / 2775 kg
FUEL TANK CAPACITY: 63 litres
TYRE SIZE: 245 / 70 R16 All Terrain

2017 Force Gurkha Steering:

TYPE: Power Steering – Rack & Pinion Power Steering – Rack & Pinion
TURNING RADIUS (3-Dr / 5-Dr): 5.65 / 6.25 m

2017 Force Gurkha Suspension:

FRONT: Independent with Coil Spring mounted on Struts, Gas Charged Hydraulic Telescopic Shock Absorbers & Anti Roll Bar
REAR: Multi Link with Panhard Rod and Coil Springs, Gas Charged Hydraulic Telescopic Shock Absorbers & Anti Roll Bar

2017 Force Gurkha Brakes:

SERVICE BRAKES: Dual Circuit Hydraulic Vacuum Assisted with Auto Wear Adjuster and LCRV
FRONT: Disc
REAR: Drum

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