Gurkha Reborn: Force Teases 5-Door Version

Force Motors has teased the return of its Gurkha lineup, including both the 3-door and 5-door models. After the 3-door variant was discontinued due to BS6 Phase II norms in April 2023, this upcoming launch marks a comeback for both configurations. The brand is expected to unveil these models in the coming weeks.

Design Similarities with Unique Touches:
The Gurkha 3-door and 5-door models will share a similar design language but with distinctive elements. The teaser hints at design details primarily focused on the larger 5-door SUV. However, both versions are anticipated to feature the Mercedes-sourced 2.6-litre diesel engine.

Exterior Highlights:
The teaser reveals that both Gurkha variants will maintain the iconic circular headlamps and a two-slat grille with the Gurkha badge. The 5-door model stands out with its longer wheelbase, accommodating rear doors and showcasing new alloy wheels in the teaser.

Interior Variations:
Inside, the Gurkha 3-door and 5-door will differ mainly in their seating configurations. The 3-door model is expected to remain a four-seater, while the 5-door could offer multiple layouts, including five-seater, six-seater, and seven-seater options.

Powertrain Continuity:
Both versions are likely to retain the Mercedes-sourced 2.6-litre diesel engine paired with a 5-speed manual transmission, although specific power output details are yet to be disclosed.

Launch and Market Positioning:
Force Motors plans to launch the Gurkha 3-door and 5-door models in India soon, positioning them to compete with vehicles like the Mahindra Thar and the upcoming Thar 5-door variant. Pricing details are not yet available, but the 3-door model is expected to have a slight premium over its previous price, while the 5-door variant may be priced higher by around Rs 1-1.5 lakh.

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