One of the most interesting launches in the Auto Expo was the Force Gurkha 2020. The Gurkha has always been known for its off-road capabilities and competitive pricing. The car has also been very popular especially in rural areas where the car might need to travel through unpaved roads also. For the new car, Force has focused on its off-roading capabilities as well as to change the design to keep things fresh. Find out details about the car below.
Gurkha 2020 design
The car gets the new BS6 engines along with that completely new parts and many changes therefore not being just a facelift. The Force Gurkha gets completely new bumpers and a fresh set of headlights that have day time running lights on them. It still gets certain elements that make it look similar to the Mercedes G Wagon such as the shape of the lights the overall boxy design of the car. But Force says almost everything about the car is new. The Force Gurkha gets new metal skid plates underneath. In fact the cars gets off-road cladding from all sides. It also gets a toe bar on the front as well as back. The car also gets manual locking differentials. It also equipped with a new chassis that will help it to pass the new safety norms by the government.
Force Gurkha features and safety
On the inside, it gets basic stuff like an odometer with a digital instrument cluster, manual Air con although it does get a touchscreen infotainment system. Even though the overall fit and finish is not of premium quality it is a big step-up from the previous car to attract more buyers to the car. Other features include dual airbags, ABS, rear parking sensors, power windows and LED headlamps with DRLs. Moving to the seats, the cabin features four forward-facing seats – two individual seats in the second row – with a pair of jump seats in the boot section. It gets chunky tyres that are 215/70 19 inch tubeless tyres. It also gets manual locking differentials for both the axles.
Engine and transmission
It will come with a new 2.6 litre diesel engine that will produce 90 bhp and will be mated to a five speed transmission.
The car is expected to launch in the coming months and will rival the Mahindra Thar that is also supposed to get a new platform.