The new-generation Force Gurkha made its public debut at the 2020 Auto Expo. The off-road SUV was launch last year. But it was a delay due to the pandemic and lockdown. Its official launch timeline is yet to be reveale by the carmaker. Though, the production-ready model has been competing in the leaked images prior to its arrival. Painted in the new Orange color scheme, the 2021 Force Gurkha looks rugged and more refreshing than the previous model.
One of the major changes has made to its underpinnings. Sitting on the new chassis. The new Force Gurkha 2021 has a new bodyshell that meets the existing crash test standards. And the upcoming pedestrian safety norms. Talking about the cosmetic changes, the off-road SUV features a new front grille flanked by retro-styled headlamps with LED DRLs.
The new fog lamp assembly, updated front, and rear bumpers. The pronounced wheel arches with cladding and new 16-inch alloy wheels further enhance its new look. The new Gurkha 2021 will also be available with multiple accessories including a snorkel. A roof carrier and tailgate-mounted spare wheel.
Significant updates have also been made to its interior. It gets a newly-designed dashboard, center console, and a touchscreen infotainment system. The info unit is likely to support both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The digital MID is situated between the tachometer and speedometer. The SUV also gets instrument clusters and control surfaces for the air-con system.
The 2021 Force Gurkha will employ the BS6-compliant diesel engine making power worth 90 bhp. Compared to its BS4 version, the updated motor is slightly more powerful. The off-road SUV comes with a 5-speed manual gearbox and 4WD (four-wheel drive) system with manual locking differentials controlled through levers. The new Force Gurkha also comes with the 2WD (two-wheel drive) system.
Unbeatable Power & Torque
The Gurkha 2.6/4×4 is power by the proven BS-IV compliant. Mercedes OM 616 drive, 2.6-litre Turbo Charge Inter-cooled, direct injection diesel engine that develops 85 hp @ 3200 rpm & 230 Nm torque which is mate with the new G-28 5-speed all-synchromesh gearbox.
Most Rugged & Reliable
All new C-in-C Chassis frame welded using robotic welding technique for excellent strength in bending and torsion. Unmatched corrosion resistance on account of Cathodic Electro-Deposition (C.E.D) primer coating.
Best in Class Ride Quality
It features independent front suspension in the front and Multi-Link with pan hard rod and coil spring suspension in the rear along with gas-charged telescopic shock absorbers and Anti Roll Bars, which works brilliantly well for mild/moderate off-roading and offering excellent handling and ride comfort on both tarmacs as well as rough rural roads.
Smooth Gear Shifting
New G-28 5-speed all-synchromesh gearbox with Cable Shift for smooth gear shifting and convenient H pattern.
Snorkel Intake – High Water Wading Ability & Breathes High Altitude Fresh Air
Unlike others, where the air intake is closer to the ground and prone to dust entry, the air intake of the Gurkha is through a snorkel mounted at roof height of the vehicle that ensures ample supply of clean air to the engine ensuring better combustion and lower strain on the air cleaning system. The snorkel also gives Gurkha a high water wading ability of up to 550mm, unmatched by any other vehicle in this category.
4 x 4 with Differential Lock on Both Axles
The Gurkha has an advanced hi-tech transfer case with ground gears offering life-long service and the least NVH levels. With a conveniently located lever, one can select any of the three options – 4X2High, 4X4High, or 4X4Low.
The differential lock is a unique feature of the Gurkha that helps come out of situations when one or more of the wheels are slipping on soft ground or in the air due to undulating terrain and unable to generate the required traction to move forward.
Hard Top With AC
The only vehicle in its class with factory fitted hardtop and air conditioning ensuring total safety and comfort even while traversing rough terrains in extreme weather conditions