Force Motors India unveiled the new generation Force Gurkha at Auto Expo 2020, and the firm has teased the off-road SUV several times since then, which means it will be released soon. Despite the fact that we may have seen the new Force Gurkha long back, the pandemic stalled the company’s efforts. However, a brand new Force Gurkha is about to hit the market. If the Indian automaker decides to bring it to our shores, the new Force Gurkha will compete in the market against Mahindra Thar and Maruti Suzuki Jimny.
The new Force Gurkha will be available in three-door and five-door versions, with significant exterior and interior changes. The new Force Gurkha will come with a redesigned grille and a new pair of headlights with LED treatment. The front bumper has been redesigned, but the Gurkha will retain the snorkel like its predecessor. Turn indicators have been installed above the front fenders. The taillights have been revised for a more contemporary look at the rear, and these too, probably LED. The wheels have a new design that improves the profile. As stated earlier, the spare wheel is placed on the tailgate. The raised wheel arches and cladding add to the look of the new Gurkha wherever it goes. Completing the look are 16-inch alloy wheels with 245/70 tubeless tyres.
Inside, we expect Force Motors to give a complete facelift to the cabin with a little plush treatment on the dashboard, which could also sport dual-tone healing. There’s also an all-black treatment on the charts. Force will introduce a new touchscreen infotainment system to the new Gurkha, and replace the steering wheel with a new 3-spoke design. The rest could be standard features that usually find a place in such off-road SUVs.
At the heart of the new Force Gurkha will most likely be a BS6 2.6-litre diesel engine with 90bhp and 260Nm of peak torque, sending torque to all four wheels via a 5-speed manual transmission. In keeping with its off-road credentials, the Force Gurkha will feature independent front suspension and a rigid rear axle to ensure that the vehicle is capable of some serious wheeling.