Force’s Latest Update: 5-Door Gurkha Launch Timeline

Force’s Latest Update: 5-Door Gurkha Launch Timeline

Force Motors is ready to launch the highly expected Gurkha 5-door in India by mid-2024, generating significant demand in the SUV segment. The vehicle which has been in development since 2022, has been extensively tested across the country, revealing several exciting updates compared to its predecessor, the 3-door model. With more features and greater adaptability than previous SUV models this launch is expected to give buyers a new outlook on the market.

Design Changes and Features

The Gurkha 5-door will come with several design changes compared to its predecessor including new square headlamps, 18-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, and revised front and rear bumpers. Inside the cabin layout is expected to remain largely unchanged, but the addition of a shift-on-the-fly 4WD knob will enhance the SUV's off-road capabilities. The Gurkha 5-door will also offer multiple seating layouts, catering to different preferences and needs.

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Force Gurkha 5-door

Powertrain and Performance

The Gurkha 5-door is likely to retain the Mercedes-sourced 2.6-litre diesel engine from the 3-door model, paired with a 5-speed manual transmission. This powertrain configuration has shown to be reliable and strong which makes it perfect for off-road and on-road experiences. The performance of the SUV in difficult terrain will be further improved with the inclusion of the shift-on-the-fly 4WD system.

Launch and Competition 

Force Motors is targeting a launch timeline for the Gurkha 5-door in the first quarter of the next financial year. Upon its arrival, the SUV will not have any direct rivals in the market but will face competition from the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Jimny. Exciting news for off-road enthusiasts will also be announced in this segment at the same time the Mahindra Thar 5-door will go on sale.

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Force Gurkha 5-door

The ex-showroom pricing of the Force Gurkha 3-door was Rs 15.10 lakh as of the last known time. The Gurkha 5-door is expected to be priced at a premium of Rs 1 lakh to Rs 1.5 lakh over the 3-door version, offering a range of variants to serve different budgets and preferences. The Gurkha 5-door which offers buyers an attractive choice in the adventure SUV class is expected to make a significant impact in the Indian SUV market due to its robust design, powerful engine, and cutting-edge technology.