Pitched as a solid competitor to the Mahindra Thar, Force Motors’ all new Gurkha 2021 has been unveiled for the Indian auto market.
The automobile company’s share prices jumped by more than 10 per cent during early trades on Wednesday, courtesy of the buzz surrounding its expected rivalry with Mahindra’s Thar in India.
Market experts are of the view that Mahindra Thar’s 9-10 month waiting period could create even more room for Force Motors’ brand new SUV, giving it an advantage over other brands navigating the same category.
Prices for the Force Gurkha will be announced at the end of September, with deliveries scheduled to begin by Dussehra, mid-October.
The car has a refreshed design and an updated cabin with a host of features. It draws power from a BS6-compliant 2.6-liter, 4-cylinder, diesel engine generating 90hp.
The Gurkha 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 like tarmac, rough rural roads and off the road.
The new version has retained the Mercedes G-Wagen inspired looks and imposing stance from the previous generation.
Gurkha 2021 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 all new Gurkha will be available in five colours red, orange, green, grey and white. The price announcement shall be made in the last week of September post which dealers shall start taking bookings. The vehicles are expected to reach the dealerships in the first week of October.