New Delhi, March 17: Force motors has launched a new Gurkha with BS-IV engine at a price of Rs. 8.38 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi) for 5-door expedition and Rs. 9.36 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi) for 3-door expedition.
It is available in two variants – Xplorer and Xpedition. The Xplorer is the serious off-roader comes with four-wheel drive with low range and Xpedition is a rear wheel drive.
Force Gurkha comes with drastic changes in exterior –new front and rear bumpers and a new grille up front and some minor cosmetics from inside. The SUV model comes with terrain tyres.
It has a huge engine comes with OM 616 sourced 2.6 litre inter-cooled, direct injection, turbocharged diesel engine which produces 85 bhp of peak power and 230 Nm of peak torque, mated to a G-28 five-speed manual transmission.
It is based on a new ladder-frame chassis,with new suspension setup. At the front, rear comes with new multi-link setup has a feature of gas-charged hydraulic shocks and the SUV gets new independent struts with gas-charged shock absorbers rather both has the anti-roll bar.
Gurkha comes with a major feature, the air intake is through a snorkel mounted at roof height of vehicle that ensures ample supply of clean air, better combustion strain on the cleaning system unlike others where air intake is closer to the ground and prone to dust entry. Gurkha gives a high wading ability of up-to 550mm, unmatched by any other vehicle in the category.
The 2017 Force Gurkha comes with wheelbase of 2750mm and 4342mm in length, 1790mm in width and 2055mm in height.