2021 Force Gurkha launched in India
2021 Force Gurkha design & features
Despite the fact that the whole body shell is new, the next-generation Gurkha appears similar to the old model in many respects.
Although there are some significant differences from the previous model, such as the redesigned grille, bumpers, light clusters, wider back windows, which Force refers to as “panoramic windows,” and a larger rear windshield, there are some important differences.
There are a few design differences from the model displayed at the Auto Expo, such as the front grille spelling out ‘Gurkha’ rather than the Force Logo, and a new 4x4x4 logo on the rear fender that the previous model lacked.
When you go inside, you’ll see that the dual-tone interior from the Auto Expo display vehicle has been replaced with a single-tone dark grey. The new dashboard design, though, is still evident.
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A variety of new amenities, including a new touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Bluetooth compatibility, have been incorporated to enhance the new Gurkha’s attractiveness.
This is in addition to standard features such as tilt and telescopic steering, individual rear seat armrests, USB charging ports for all four people, LED headlights with DRLs, fog lamps, and cornering lamps. The SUV even comes with a snorkel as standard equipment.
2021 Force Gurkha engine & gearbox
An improved version of the original model’s 2.6-litre diesel engine with 91hp and 250Nm powers the 2021 Gurkha. This engine is coupled with a 5-speed manual transmission, with no option for an automatic transmission. Unfortunately, the 140hp, 2.2-litre diesel engine from the erstwhile Xtreme version has been eliminated from the lineup.
The new model has a four-wheel drive with low range and manual locking front and rear differentials, much like the old one.
Although the suspension setup is the same as the previous generation, Force says that it has been retuned for better ride quality. The new Gurkha, according to Force, can climb slopes up to 35 degrees and has a wading depth of 700mm.
2021 Force Gurkha price in India
It has been launched in the Indian market at a price of Rs 13.59 lakh (ex-showroom). Bookings for the new off-roader have officially begun, and according to Force, its deliveries will commence from October 15.