Upcoming Force Gurkha SUV’s Brochure Images Leaked ahead of Launch
Indian multinational automotive manufacturer, Force Motors is expected to launch the BS6 Gurkha SUV in the Indian market in the coming months. The off-roader SUV has been highly awaited ever since it was revealed at the 2020 Auto Expo. We have already seen the sports utility vehicle on numerous occasions performing road tests suggesting that it would be very similar to the pre-production model. Ahead of its official launch, new images of the BS6 Gurkha have surfaced on the internet giving out details of its updated design. The 2021 Force Gurkha SUV continues to retain the same boxy silhouette.
2021 Force Gurkha: Exterior and Interior Features
As seen in these pictures, the upcoming Gurkha dons an orange body shade, which we saw at the 2020 Auto Expo. The SUV gets a single-slat grille with circular headlamps, integrated LED DRLs, new bumpers, fog lights, clamshell bonnet with indicators, black shaded snorkel intake, luggage rack, new black plastic covering, rear-door mounted spare wheel and more. Previous spy images suggest that the Gurkha SUV will also get vertically stacked taillights, a new rear bumper with reflectors, a high-mounted LED stop lamp, a ladder to get to the rack among others.
On the inside, the new Gurkha will sport an all-black cabin while the dashboard will now get a new touchscreen infotainment system. It will also feature bigger air-con vents with glossy black bezels, a manual HVAC system, power windows, a new instrument cluster with digital multi-information display HVAC Controls, a three-spoke steering wheel, Anti-lock braking system with EBD, dual front airbags, forward-facing rear seats and more.
2021 Force Gurkha: Powertrain
The 2021 Force Gurkha will be powered by a Mercedes-Benz sourced 2.6-litre common-rail turbocharged diesel engine, which belongs to the OM616 family. The 2.6 litre engine will produce 89 bhp and 260 Nm of max torque and will be paired to a five-speed manual gearbox with a manual 4×4 as standard. Moreover, the SUV is likely to get an off-road kit which could be offered as standard with a host of accessories.
Launch Timeline and Expected Price
The 2021 BS6 Force Gurkha SUV was expected to be launched in mid-2020. However, due to the covid-19 pandemic and supply chain issues, its launch was delayed multiple times and now it is expected to be launched in the month of June/ July this year. The price of the upcoming off-road SUV is expected to start from Rs. 10 lakhs (Ex-showroom Delhi) and its only direct rival will be Mahindra Thar.