I need a tough SUV. Should I buy Mahindra Thar or Force Gurkha?
Mahindra Thar is a better option if considering a tough SUV under INR 10 lakh. Thar comes with a more powerful, 2498 cc turbocharged diesel engine producing 105 BHP at 3800 rpm and 247 Nm of torque at 1800-2000 rpm. It comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox with Borgwarner 4WD option. It claims a certified mileage of 16.55 kmpl while more power makes it even better on highway runs as well as off-road trail.
Force Gurkha comes with 2596 cc engine that is good for 85 HP and 230 Nm of torque. It comes with outdated interiors and a price tag of INR 9.35 lakh. Mahindra Thar comes with dual tone interiors, better features and INR 8.71 lakh price tag. Mahindra offers better service, easy spare part availability and more service centers than Force motors. All these features make Thar a better option over Force Gurkha.