Top 5 Things To Know About Upcoming Force Gurkha Five-Door Model

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The Mahindra Thar-rivaling Force Gurkha is currently one of the most capable 4X4 off-road SUVs in the Indian market

Its been a while since the five-door Gurkha was first spotted in the Indian market and has been ever since then one of the most talked about off-road SUVs in the country. The new five-door iteration of the Gurkha boasts a number of changes including larger dimensions, an updated cabin, new features, and more. If you are also waiting for the brand to introduce the new Gurkha five-door in India, here are the top 5 things that we know about the upcoming Force Gurkha five-door that you should check out.

Upcoming Force Gurkha Five-Door

The new Force Gurkha is not only larger in size, but in addition to this, also boasts a number of changes to accommodate the additional doors and free-up space inside the cabin. Expect an elongated side profile, no major changes have been made to the design language and this new version of the Gurkha will continue to be offered with the same LED headlights, an elegant front grille, and prominent side claddings all across the perimeter. Needless to say, the Gurkha five-door is also expected to offer similar approach and departure angles as the standard three-door iteration. The breakover angle however will be reduced, all thanks to the larger wheelbase. The alloy wheels however are larger than before and are wrapped in road-biased tyres. The lower variants might get the same R-16 wheels that are offered with the three-door iteration of the Gurkha.

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Another prominent change will be in the form of the new cabin that will now be offered with multiple seating configurations. While the three-door Gurkha was offered only as a four-seater SUV, the five-door iteration will however get 6-, 7-, and 9-seater configurations depending on the variant that you opt for. The dashboard layout however will remain the same as before but major changes are expected to be offered in the third row.

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Same Powertrain

Powering the new upcoming Force Gurkha five-door will be the same Mercedes-sourced 2.6L diesel engine that is also being offered with the three-door version. This engine churns out 91 hp and 250 Nm and comes mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. The five-door iteration might have a more powerful version of this engine to minimise the impact of additional weight on performance.

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The Force Gurkha may not be a very feature-rich car when compared to the Mahindra Thar but does get all the necessary bells and whistles expected at this price point. For starters, this 4X4 SUV is offered with an aftermarket Kenwood infotainment system that is easy and fast to operate while it also gets Android Auto and Apple Carplay as standard. Other features include remote locking, manual AC, power windows, power-operated ORVMs, etc.

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Force Gurkha Five-Door Launch Date In India

The new Force Gurkha five-door is expected to hit the showrooms somewhere in 2023 and will lock its horns with the likes of the upcoming 5-door Maruti Suzuki Jimny and the Mahindra Thar. Meanwhile, Mahindra is also said to be working on the new five-door iteration of the Thar, which too will make its debut only after mid-2023 in India.

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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.