2021 Force Gurkha launch today,know features and pricing
Force Gurkha 4X4 off-road SUV, expected to be priced lower than its key rival Mahindra Thar.
Force Gurkha 4X4 off-road SUV, expected to be priced lower than its key rival Mahindra Thar, was unveiled by the carmaker earlier this month. While the bookings have already started, the deliveries are likely to begin next month.
2021 Force Gurkha is looking at mounting a challenge to the dominance of the Mahindra Thar in the adventure off-road SUV segment. Force Motor is expected to reveal the price of the 2021 Gurkha today, which was unveiled a few days ago.
Force Gurkha SUV, which is now in its second generation, has received massive facelift compared to its preceding model.
The new Gurkha is now more adventure lifestyle vehicle with a host of creature comforts and modern features, which may help it to match up with what Mahindra Thar offers.
While there is not much change under the hood, or the performance figures, Force Motor is likely to launch the Gurkha at a starting price of ₹13 lakh (Ex-showroom). The price is almost identical to what a base variant of Mahindra Thar is currently. Thar's AX four-seater convertible petrol manual variant is priced at ₹12.78 lakh (ex-showroom) while the top-spec LX four-seater hard-top diesel automatic variant costs ₹15.08 lakh (ex-showroom).
The new generation Force Gurkha SUV will get an upgraded BS 6 compliant 2.6-litre diesel engine mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The output remains almost identical to the previous model at 89 bhp and 250 Nm of peak torque.
The 2021 Gurkha will be offered with an AWD option. Force has also tweaked the suspension setup with double wishbone and coil springs.
As far as the looks are concerned, Force Motor has upgraded the style quotient of the 2021 Gurkha with several changes on the outside and more on the inside. The SUV now sports a bolder look with a new front grille. It is flanked by circular bi-LED headlamps and LED DRLs which sit above the new set of fog lamps.
On the sides, it has 16-inch alloy wheels placed within the pronounced wheel arches with black claddings. It also gets a functional snorkel which helps the Gurkha with a water-wading capacity of 700 mm. At the rear, Gurkha gets a new new set of taillights as well as a ladder to access the roof-mounted luggage carrier.