The new-generation Force Gurkha was recently spotted testing in the country. Earlier, the off-road SUV was slated to launch in April, 2020. Though, it has been postponed due to ongoing pandemic and lockdown. The recent spotting hints that the new model will soon arrive in the market. Previewed at this year’s Auto Expo, the 2020 Force Gurkha will be more modern and powerful than previous one.
Unlike the showcased model that was equipped with 16-inch alloy wheels, the test mule is assembled with steel wheels. Though, the new tailgate with mounted spare wheel, a three-part rear windshield and the step at the back are carried over from the unveiled model. The off-road SUV will also feature LED circular headlamps, updated front grille and revised front and rear bumper.
Noticeable changes will also be made to its interior. The 2020 Force Gurkha will have a newly-designed dashboard, new control surfaces for the air con system and four forward facing seats with two individual seats in the second row. Features such as new centre console with integrated touchscreen infotainment system, updated instrument cluster, rear parking sensors, dual airbags and ABS (anti-lock braking system) will also be on offer.
Engine setup of the new Gurkha will include the BS6-compliant version of the existing 2.6L diesel engine paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The updated motor is around 5bhp more powerful than its BS4 version, returning a claimed power of 90bhp. The off-road SUV will continue to come with the four-wheel-drive (4WD) system. Check Out – This Heavily Modified Force Gurkha Looks Rugged
With Mahindra Thar in its sight, the all-new Gurkha is estimated to be priced around Rs 1 lakh premium over the existing model. At present, the SUV comes in the price range of Rs 9.75 lakh – Rs 13.30 lakh (ex-showroom). Just so you know, the Mahindra Thar is ready to take a generation leap in coming months.
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