Force Gurkha Pickup, 5-Door Showcased In Indonesia – Details

Force Gurkha Pickup, 5-Door Showcased In Indonesia - Details

The new Force Gurkha 5-door is soon expected to make its Indian debut and will directly lock its horns with the upcoming Mahindra Thar 5-door and the Maruti Suzuki Jimny in India

The new Ksatria SUV and Ksatria pickup truck were recently showcased in Indonesia and are based on the Force Gurkha 5-door. For those wondering, the new Republik Motor SUVs share their powertrain options and underpinnings with the Force Gurkha and will be initially sold to government agencies. Both products will be produced locally in Indonesia under a licence from Force Motors.  Here are all the details you should know about the new Force Gurkha pickup truck and the upcoming Force Gurkha 5-door.

Force Gurkha Pickup, 5-Door SUV

To start with, the new Force Gurkha pickup and 5-door SUV were showcased at the Indo Defence Expo and Forum in Indonesia. Both SUVs will get similar exterior styling including the same LED headlights, a bold front grille, and a strong front bumper. It also gets slightly different bull guards and new headlamps and indicator guards. The side profile is also dominated by similar styling save for new alloy wheels. At the rear, the Indonesia-spec SUV gets new LED tail-lights, a new grille, and a cover for the spare wheel.

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The pick-up truck gets a dual-cab design along with a big and wide truck bed. In addition to this, the showcased display vehicle also had a missile launcher. Furthermore, the rear truck bed features a side-hinged gate rather than at the bottom, as seen on most other pickup trucks.

On the inside, the Force Gurkha-based Ksatria SUV gets a new dashboard layout with a dual-tone black-beige colour scheme. For those wondering, the Indian-spec version gets all-black interiors. We also see subtle changes in the centre of the dashboard and feature more plush seats in the cabin. While the pickup truck features a 5-seater cabin, the 5-door version is offered with a 6-seat layout with captain’s chairs in the second row and a bench in the third. We also get a ceiling-mounted module for the AC vents.

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The Ksatria SUV will be powered by the same 2.6L OM616 diesel engine that powers the Force Gurkha in India. This Mercedes-Benz sourced engine churns out a peak power output of 91 hp and a maximum torque of 250 Nm. This engine is offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox that channels the power to all four-wheel drive setup with low range and mechanically locking front and rear differentials.

In the Indian market, Force is soon expected to launch the new Force Gurkha 5-door SUV in the Indian market to take on the rivals like the upcoming Mahindra Thar 5-door and the upcoming Maruti Suzuki Jimny. This new 5-door Force Gurkha will be positioned above the Gurkha 3-door and will be based on the same platform. It is likely to be priced at around Rs 18 lakh (ex-showroom) for the base variant.

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Nitin Kadian

Nitin Kadian

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An engineer by education and a motorhead by heart, he loves spending time behind the wheels. In the age of SUVs and crossovers, he still adores old-school low-slung sedans and drools over the Mustang '69.