Force Gurkha prices are now starting from INR 14.49 lakh, which is INR 39,000 more than the previously listed price. The brand competes with the much-popular Mahindra Thar SUV in the Indian market. However, the Gurkha now costs more than the top-spec trim of the Mahindra Thar diesel-manual.
Available only in one trim, the all-new Gurkha had made an immediate impact in the market. The updated SUV first launched in the Indian market back in September 2021 at an ex-showroom price of INR 13.59 lakh. And then, in January 2022, the company hiked the price by INR 51,000 and bumped up the price to INR 14.10 lakh (ex-showroom). Now, within just three months, Force Motors has decided to hike the price of its flagship SUV.
What Is The Gurkha All About?
Inspired by the G-Wagon, the exterior outlook of the Gurkha resembles the German off-roader. Powering the Gurkha is a 2.6-litre turbo-diesel unit that makes 91 HP and 250 Nm. Customers looking for an automatic option will be disappointed because Force Motors only offers a manual gearbox option with the Gurkha. Being a proper SUV, Gurkha gets all the necessary kit. This includes a four-wheel drive with low range and manual locking front and rear differentials. Furthermore, Gurkha can also drive up to a slope of 35 degrees. With the equipped snorkel, Gurkha also has the capability to traverse through water bodies up to a depth of 700mm.
Five-Door Gurkha In Making?
As it stands, we understand that Force Motors is currently working on a five-door version of the Gurkha. There have been enough spy shots of the model undergoing testing to prove that same. This would be a more practical option for the customer, and it will come in both 6-seater and 7-seater versions. We do not exert any mechanical changes in the five-door version, and hence the same powertrain as the current iteration. As per reports, this five-door version will arrive sometime around Diwali.