Force Gurkha COLOURS
Force Gurkha is Sold in the following colours in India.
Force Gurkha Review
This vehicle is giving a tough competition to the likes of Mahindra Scorpio, Mahindra Thar, Maruti Gypsy, Premier Rio, Tata Sumo and other such vehicles in its segments. It was first introduced into the country's car market in year, 2011 and since then have been doing impressive business for the company. It is available in quite a few variants, which are Soft Top BS3 2WD, Soft Top BS3 4WD and Hard Top BS3 4WD. It is being sold with the seating option of five or seven passengers for the buyers to choose from. All these trims are fitted with a power packed 2.6-litre turbocharged, inter cooled diesel engine, which comes with a displacement capacity of 2596cc. This diesel engine has the ability to generate 80.4bhp in combination with a maximum torque of 230Nm, which is quite sufficient for the Indian road and traffic conditions. It is mated with a smooth and proficient five speed manual transmission gear box, which distributes the engine power to its front two or four wheels, depending on the variants. Its braking and suspension mechanism are quite proficient, which keeps it well balanced at all times. The company has given this vehicle a large wheelbase along with decent ground clearance, which makes it capable for driving on every road conditions. Its handling is made easier with the help of a responsive power assisted steering system that is tilt adjustable as well. The company has given this vehicle a spacious internal cabin with a good seating arrangement.
It is designed with a lot of striking features, which gives the vehicle a captivating look on the roads. To begin with the frontage, it is designed with a bold radiator grille that is fitted with a few black colored horizontal slats. It is embedded with a prominent company insignia in the center. This grille is flanked by a round shaped headlight cluster, which is incorporated with halogen based lamps and side turn indicator. Just below this, it has a black colored bumper, which looks quite aggressive. It houses a large air intake section for cooling the powerful engine quickly. This air dam is flanked by a couple of bright fog lamps that adds to the visibility, especially in the bad weather conditions. The bonnet is smooth and has character lines, which adds to the elegance of the frontage. The front windscreen is made up of laminated toughened glass and is equipped with a pair of intermittent wipers on it. Coming to its side profile, it is quite smooth and flowing with just a single door. Its door handles and outside rear view mirrors are finished in black color and are manually adjustable. The flared up wheel arches have been fitted with a set of modish light weight 16-inch alloy wheels, which are covered with sturdy tubeless radial tyres and they have a superior grip on any terrain. The overall dimensions are quite standard and makes it rather spacious for accommodating five or seven passengers with ease. Its overall length is about 3882mm along with an overall width of 1660mm, which also includes the outside rear view mirrors as well. Then the total height of this SUV is 2055mm (with roof rails) and it ensures enough head space for all passengers. Its roomy wheelbase measures about 2400mm. This SUV also has an impressive minimum ground clearance of 235mm, which makes it capable for dealing with terrains. The approximate kerb weight is 1460 kgs, which is quite good for this massive vehicle.
Interior & Features
Interiors of the Gurkha are plain and basic. It isn’t anything fancy, but it can accommodate four people with easy and it has a good music system too. The insides of this massive SUV have been done up lavishly and has been equipped with a lot of refined aspects for the convenience of the passengers. The seats are plush with excellent space for all the passengers even on long drives. The seats are covered with premium quality upholstery and gives a very urbane feel to the interiors. Its cabin is designed in dual tone color scheme, which will augment its insides. It is always been known for its superb off-roading capabilities. At the same time, the company has always done its best for giving more than adequate amounts of interior comfort features, which would leave no room for complaints. It is incorporated with a wide array of comfort features, which includes cup and bottle holders, power steering with tilt adjustable function, sleek digital clock with topper pad, side and rear foot steps, rear window demister and a few other such aspects. The advanced instrument panel is equipped with a number of useful information like inside and outside temperature, instant mileage, date, time and so on for keeping the driver updated. It is equipped with a proficient air conditioner unit with heater and ventilation, which will have the ability to cool the entire in cabin space within a short span of time. The dashboard also has round shaped air conditioner vents and other features, which will add to the comfort of the driver. This SUV is provided with ample amounts of space in all the cabins for bringing in a mesmerizing interior comfort. The company has given its high end version with an advanced 2-DIN music system, which is integrated in center console.
All the variants of this model series are fitted with a 2.6-litre, intercooled diesel engine, which comes with a displacement capacity of 2596cc. It is compliant with Bharat Stage III emission standard. It comes with turbocharger, which enables it to churn out a maximum power of 80.4bhp at 3200rpm in combination with a peak torque output of 230Nm between 1800 to 2000rpm. It is integrated with four cylinders and sixteen valves using double overhead camshaft based valve configuration. This power plant is integrated with a direct injection fuel supply system that helps in delivering a decent performance. This diesel motor is skilfully coupled with a five speed manual transmission gear box. It distributes the engine power to its two or four wheels, depending on the variants. At the same time, it gets single plate dry friction hydraulically actuated clutch.
The 2.6-litre diesel engine is compliant with all the norms of Bharat Stage III and incorporated with a common rail based direct injection fuel supply system. It can generate a maximum of 15 Kmpl approximately on the highways and about 10.5 Kmpl in the city traffic conditions.
Performance & Handling
It is bestowed with a dual circuit vacuum assisted hydraulic service brakes that are quite reliable. The front wheels are fitted with a robust set of disc brakes along with a twin pot caliper. While the rear ones are equipped with a set of drum brakes. It is further assisted by adjusting type LCRV with auto wear adjuster. On the other hand, it has a proficient suspension system that keeps this massive vehicle under the control of the driver. The company has used an independent with solid torsion bar for its front axle, while the rear one is assembled with a semi elliptical leaf spring type of system. These axles are assisted by hydraulic telescopic shock absorbers and anti roll bar, which will help it to deal with all the jerks caused on uneven roads.
Mahindra thar & Maruti gypsy is main competitor of Force Gurkha.
Four wheel drive option, High ground clearance, Reasonable price, fuel efficient engine, Rigid Body