Force Gurkha launched in India at a price of Rs 13.59 lakhs, First Look Review ||

Force Gurkha has got a major update this year. Gurkha has been on road since 92's and have always been a functional off-roader. It was discontinued in 2020 in the BS6 transition and now we have it here with a BS6 diesel engine and completely revamped design. Gurkha has a bare bone off road soul, a tall body to get the road presence

  Engine & Gearbox

FM 2.6L CR Diesel Engine
Force Motors Gurkha is powered by a 2.6L Mercedes derived Common Rail Diesel engine. This engine puts out 90 bhp power and 250 Nm peak torque. This engine is mated to a manual 5-speed transmission and power is channeled to all four wheels. It comes with 4H, 4L and 2H differential gears also there are individual manual locking front and rear differentials. There is no other engine gearbox configuration, just a diesel manual 4x4. This time Force motors have narrowed out or better to say removed the options. There is just one variant of the car. 


Force Gurkha design is completely new yet it draws references from the older one. We get a clamp-shell bonnet which is more sculpted than previous. Round headlamps but now they are LEDs and get LED DRL and indicator around them. The dotted circular DRLs have amber LEDs which double them as turn indicators. There's another bonnet mounted turn indicator like the G-wagon, it was there on previous one too. In the centre we get a black grill, but gets Gurkha branding on it. Force motors is more of commercial car maker and that's why people didn't gave it respect and love it deserved, so this time they removed the big F logo. Lower down there is a fat black cladding plastic bumper and this cladding is all around the car, typical SUV styling. The bumper houses round fog lamps which has cornering function, a big air dam and a black skid plate. 
On the sides we notice Gurkha retains its boxy G-wagon-ish design. The first thing to catch our eyes is the factory fitted black snorkel. This helps to get a water wading capacity of 700mm out of factory. Then we have the decade old manual adjusting ORVMs but now gets Gurkha knife engraved on the black plastic, the door handles are also black plastic. The rear un-openable glass area has increased in length to provide a panoramic view to the rear passenger. Below the glass area it boldly says 4x4x4. The thick wheel cladding gives it a tough and go anywhere look. To fill in those squared wheel arches we get 245/7 R16 tyres with 16 inch steel wheels, alloys are available as an accessory.

Moving to the rear and we see a big glass area, this is a single piece side opening tail-gate. It is the only place from where rear seats need to be accessed as well as boot. We get new design tail lamps with rectangle and round shapes, just basic. The spare-wheel is also mounted on the tail gate. Lower on the plastic bumper, we get four parking sensors, two reflectors and a rear towing hook. Below we have a metal foot-rest for easy ingress and coming out.  


Force Gurkha interior is completely new when compared to older gen. It was just bare basic earlier, its new but still feels old. It gets a new black, 3-spoke steering wheel, with no controls on it. The steering is adjustable for both, reach as well as rake.  The instrument cluster is a two pod unit with a blue LCD MID in middle and tell tale tights above it. Moving to the left, we get round Air-con vents and a 8-inch touchscreen infotainment in the centre. It gets Android Auto & Apple CarPlay connectivity and 4 speaker system. Below the screen we have some buttons and controls for HVAC system. Then on further left there is a lockable glove box. The controls for power windows are located in the centre console.
 The seats gets Grey and Black theme and it gets captain seats for rear passenger. The only way to enter second row is through the rear door. 

  Feature list

  • 700mm water wading capacity
  • 35° Gradeability
  • Coil Spring Suspension
  • Dual Airbags
  • ABS
  • EBD
  • TPMS
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Cornering lamps

  Colours & Price

Force Gurkha is available in just one variant. However for personalization there are accessories available on the showrooms. Force Gurkha is priced at Rs. 13.59 lakhs ex-showroom. 
We get five colour options to choose from:
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