The Force Gurkha is one of the few lifestyle SUVs available in the Indian market which is also popular among the customers. It is mainly going to compete with Mahindra Thar. Mahindra Thar has received great bookings and due to this the waiting period has increased, due to which the launch of the 5-door version of Thar may also get delayed. So this is the right time to bring Gurkha 5-door.
Talking about the Force Gurkha 5-door, it has been seen testing many times. With the addition of two doors, the passenger will also be able to sit comfortably and this model is going to appeal to a large customer segment. If this model becomes successful in India, then it will work to improve the overall sales of the company, although its success will also depend on its price.
Talking about the design of the Force Gurkha, it will be similar to the 3-door version. It will get the same front and rear bumpers, LED headlight, LED taillight, Gurkha badging on the front grille etc. Due to the addition of two additional doors, it will be slightly longer than the 3-door model. However, changes will be made in its interior. At the same time, the option of captain seat and bench seat will also be given in it.
Talking about the features, it gets 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, semi-digital instrument cluster, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, individual armrest, speed sensing door lock, power windows, central locking, manual air conditioning, follow me. Home headlight etc. will be given.
In terms of safety, the Gurkha 5-door model will get dual airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, one-touch lane change indicator, tire pressure monitoring system, speed alert etc. Talking about the engine, it will be given a 2.6-litre BS6 diesel engine, which provides 91 bhp power and 250 Newton meter torque.
It comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox and there is no automatic transmission on offer. Apart from this, you get a low-range gearbox, all-wheel-drive system and differential lock. It is quite clear that with the extra length and doors, the 5-door Gurkha will also weigh more than the 3-door Gurkha.
The 3-door model of the Force Gurkha has been well received and is now going to bring the 5-door version to reach more and more customers. This model of the company can get good success in rural areas.