Pune based automotive major Force Motors has revealed the final avatar of the all-new Gurkha SUV. Initially the All-new Gurkha will be available at select locations in the key markets. Thereafter, the footprint shall be expanded in a phased manner.
The new Force Gurkha 2021 is built on a ground up modular architecture platform with an all new wider and longer body, full new interiors, a new crash compliant, high strength C-in-C chassis, new coil spring suspension on all four wheels fine-tuned to achieve the right balance and offer best in class ride quality on multiple surfaces viz., tarmac, rough rural roads and off the road. The only carry over from the previous generation Gurkha is the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen inspired looks and imposing stance.
The branding of the All-new Gurkha has also undergone a major change with GURKHA logo replacing the F Logo on the front grill giving it a distinct character and reinforcing the brand GURKHA. On the sides a new mnemonic is added signifying its all-terrain and all-weather capability across mountains, rivers, deserts and jungles in all four seasons. The Khukri on the Brand logo has been moved from the left to the right and aligned at the same angle as the air intake snorkel, in line with the new, more contemporary and aesthetic brand identity.
The new Gurkha is the only vehicle in its class that features full L.E.D Force Pro Edge headlamps (pilot lamp, low-beam and high-beam), jewel like, broken circle DRLs and fender mounted L.E.D indicators offering unmatched road presence, highest illumination and excellent night time visibility.
The Force Gurkha 2021 now comes with air bag for driver and co-passenger. It is the only vehicle in this category with full metal top offering best in class security and safety. All three passenger seats are ISOFIX compatible seats. ABS and EBD is now offered as standard fitment.
The new 2.6 litre 91bhp Mercedes derived common rail, direct injection, turbocharged diesel engine has ample power to cruise at triple digit figures on the highways and sufficient low end torque (250Nm @1400 – 2400 rpm) to negotiate slopes of 35 degrees in 4×4 low first gear in the crawl mode, and also wade through streams of up to 700mm depth. The new power train meets the BS6 norms using Lean NOX trap thereby eliminating the need for Ad Blue.
The 5-speed Mercedes-Benz G-28 transmission with cable shift and the hydraulically activated clutch with booster ensure effortless gear changes. It also offers best in class maneuverability with the shortest turning circle radius of just 5.65m.
The longer and wider body enables the new Gurkha to offer the roomiest cabin in its class with captain seats for all four occupants, best in class leg room, head room and elbow room plus over 500 litres of boot space. The rear passenger seats with arm rest are reclining type offering unmatched seating comfort.
The Gurkha offers the highest driving position and best in class all round visibility with maximum window glass area. The SUV continues to be the most capable off-roader in its class with the air intake snorkel and manually operated, positive locking, mechanical differential locks on all four wheels being offered as a standard fitment.
Inside, the off-road vehicle comes with new smart midnight black interiors complete with android and apple play compatible touch screen infotainment and navigation with true mirroring via USB. Charging ports are provided for all four occupants. It has a host of other convenience features offered for the first time on a Gurkha like steering column with tilt and telescopic adjustment, power windows, central locking, speed sensing door locks, rear parking sensors, single piece rear door with wipers, variable intermittent speed front wipers, tyre pressure monitoring system, cornering lamps, lead me home and lead me to Gurkha.
2021 Force Gurkha Colours:
All new Gurkha will be available in five colours red, orange, green, grey and white.
The Gurkha 2021 comes with category best warranty of 1.5 lakh km/3 year and 4 free services. Force Motors has also tied up with Auto Europa India, which has over 6,200 touch points for on road assistance. Also on offer are a host of custom-made accessories and merchandise to make each Gurkha distinctive and ensure the adventure trips are safe and memorable.
2021 Force Gurkha Price:
The new Force Gurkha is available at a starting price of INR 13,59,000/- (ex-showroom)
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2021 Force Gurkha Technical Specifications:
|Engine Model||FM 2.6 CR CD BS VI|
|No. of Cylinders||4|
|Displacement (CC)||2596 CC|
|Max Power||67 kW (91 hp) @ 3200 rpm|
|Max Torque||250 Nm @ 1400-2400 rpm|
|TRANSMISSION & AXLES|
|Transmission Type||G28/5 (Manual Synchromesh Gear Box)|
|No. of forward gears||5 Forward and 1 reverse|
|Front axle||Live independent|
|Rear axle||Live Rigid|
|Manual Diff lock at front axle||Yes|
|Manual Diff lock at rear axle||Yes|
|Front Type||Independent double wishbone with coil spring|
|Rear Type||Multi-link with Pan hard rod & Coil Spring|
|Front Anti-roll Bar & Shock Absorber||Yes|
|Rear Anti-roll Bar||Yes|
|Brake Type||Dual circuit Hydraulic Brake, vacuum assisted|
|ABS & EBD||Yes|
|Steering type||Hydraullically assisted power steering|
|Turning Circle Radius||5.65 m|
|WHEELS & TYRES|
|RIM Type||Steel Wheel|
|Tyre Size||245/70 R16|
|Air Intake snorkel||Yes|
|Water Wading capacity||700 mm|
|Gradeability||35 Degree – 4X4 Mode|
|Seating Capacity||3 + Driver|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||63 Litres|